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Should I rinse paper coffee filters before use?

I have never bothered to rinse my paper coffee filters before use, but some strongly recommend this. I did some experiments, outlined below, to test this. I don't find rinsing makes any difference, ...
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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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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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How does Nel Drip compare to paper filtered Pour Over?

I have read about the seemingly involved "Nel Drip" preparation method, and I'm wondering how Nel Pot preparation differs from regular pour-over or drip methods. I've looked at stuff like this ...
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Whats special about the Hario V60 filterpapers?

I'm using the Hario V60 for quite some time and I always used the V60 filterpapers which are stated to be the best for my ceramic dripper. I never thought about it, until a friend of mine ask me whats ...
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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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Does using two paper filters in a drip machine strengthen flavour?

From time to time, I find myself somewhere, where I have to make coffee using a drip machine. Often it is one that takes flat-bottom, paper filters. When I am in this situation, I am usually working ...
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Is there a difference in taste between bleached, unbleached and natural fibre filters?

Is there a quantifiable difference to the taste or coffee brewed with bleached, unbleached or natural fibre filters? Or would you use one over the other for ecological or economical reasons? I would ...
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Paper Filters for Basket

I'm looking for a flat bottom paper filter that fits a basket about 3" on the bottom and 2.5" high. #2 cone filters work, but are really not ideal. The basket belongs to a Cuisinart coffee maker.
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Should the filter capacity be matched to the brew amount?

I understand the of course the filter must be able to contain at least the amount of grounds for the cups you intend to brew. However, I am using an 8-12 cup machine even though I live alone and ...
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Reusing paper filter by placing metallic net filter in it

First, what I do; then, the question. I tend to brew coffee one cup at a time. To avoid waste, I only brew as much as I need, so I usually drink it all. In order to further reduce waste, I have ...
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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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Kirkland coffee beans are charged?

Recently I noticed something interesting about Kirkland's coffee bean. After I ground the bean and dump on the paper filter, some fragments actually stuck to the wall of the filter - as if they were ...
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French-press v.s. manual pour over brewing quality

Does anyone happen to know the differences in brewing quality of using a french press v.s. using a manual pour over? I can imagine using filter paper might give a better quality brew with a manual ...
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Tea vs. coffee paper filters: are they interchangeable?

I consider using paper bags for tea as a substitute for paper coffee filters and I wonder: do they filter out as much solid material as coffee filters? The matter of fact is that not all paper filters ...
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What is the most environmentally friendly type of coffee filter?

First I want to clarify I live in a city that does compost (Seattle). Also taste is not a concern for the sake of this discussion. Knowing that... I am not sure what is a more environmentally ...
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Where to get coffee in Zurich

Does anyone know where I can buy delicious coffee beans in Zurich. I just moved here and I am clueless. I use paper filter ie Moccamaster. In the UK I used to get Grumpy Mule. It’s actually not high ...
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Do all Chemex brand filters fit all Chemex brewers the same?

We recently got a new Chemex pot and it seems like the same filters fit the new pot differently than they fit the old. Both pots are the 10 cup. The new has wood handle, the old has glass handle. ...
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Stability of Chemex Filter

When I am brewing with my Chemex, most always the filter begins to drag down along the inside, and I always have to use my fingers to pull it back and re-balance the filter. I have tried regular ...
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My coffee pot is a 12 cup Cooks.It has a built in filter yet i still feel the need to put a regular filter in it as well.Am i just being foolish?

Cook 12 Cup Pot Self filtration installed Use of regular filters as well
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3rd party filters with Kalita Wave or Hario V60

I have been using an Osaka stainless steel dripper for about a year now, and I think the mesh is clogged beyond repair. This results in a very slow, very cold cup of coffee. So I am thinking of ...
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Any idea on auto clean coffee filter mechanism?

Do you have any idea on how to design a filter for fine substances left over after the brewing process (e.g. ground coffee or tea) without human intervention? This filter will be used in a vending ...
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Coffee processing methode and filter brewing guide

I just recently stuck into paper filter brewing and was frustated about the brewing process of a different kind of coffee processing method( wine, natural, honey, etc). Can someone please share their ...