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A device used to strain or separate grounds from coffee while brewing

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How can I make filtering my cold brew easier?

I use the "plunging" method of cold brew, and filtering the grounds out of the brew --I use a coffee filter in a funnel-- is very time-consuming (although thankfully it doesn't take me the "hours" ...
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What's The Difference Between Paper and Long-Lasting Filters

Lots of people use lots of filters for drip- or filter-brewed coffee. Some use paper and others use these durable filters. The performance to me is the same but many people argue that. They do have ...
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Why does the filtrate sometimes well up in the upper cone when using the Chemex coffeemaker

When using the glass-handled 6-cup Chemex like this one: and the appropriate Chemex conical paper filter, the filtrate (liquid that has passed through the coffee and the filter) sometimes wells up ...
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How do brown and white paper filters compare?

Besides the obvious colour difference: Is there any significant difference between using a brown ("natural") paper filter, and a white (bleached or otherwise whitened) paper filter? That is: when all ...
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How do I effectively clean a metal Chemex filter?

I've been using a metal cone filter for a couple months: Able Brewing Kone Coffee Filter It has worked fantastically, but gradually clogged up over time. I've washed it with warm water and dish soap ...
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Is it safe to use paper towel as a filter when brewing?

Are there any chemicals or dyes in most common paper towels that would be harmful if I brewed my coffee using the towel as a filter? If it is safe, will it affect the taste of the coffee at all?
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How often do I need to change the filter on a siphon?

Many siphons use a small piece of metal wrapped into a fine cloth. The piece of metal makes them robust, and it seems to me they can be used for a long time. The piece of cloth is usually of enough ...
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How does using coffee filter make the coffee different?

Somewhere I read that coffee contains carcinogens unless it's filtered, and I think I've noticed that such filtered coffee seems to be weaker. I let it stay for about 5-10min, and it still tastes ...
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How can I make my coffee taste stronger using a french press or gold filter?

I like drinking my own coffee at work, as it's cheaper and more convienient than buying espresso. However, recently I've been finding myself wanting a more long-black like espresso coffee. How can I ...
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Certain Types of Coffee Machines Use Certain Filters?

I was on this website which states that there are four main types of coffee makers: Drip Coffee Espresso French Press Single Cup I'm wondering that they might have to use different types of filters. ...
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French press vs simple filter, is French press equipment really necessary?

French press coffee is basically when you pour almost boiling water onto ground beans and then filter them (by pressing the filter handle). So I wonder why use that contraption at all? Simply pour ...