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What's The Difference Between Paper and Long-Lasting Filters

tl;dr: Permanent filters win on cost over time. Paper filters win on performance, clean-up, and health. Flavour is personal preference. Composting paper filters and spent grounds alleviates most of ...
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How does Nel Drip compare to paper filtered Pour Over?

Lets answer this question with some data! My company uses machine learning, data science, and sensory science to build flavor profiling and quality control tools for the craft beverage industry. ...
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How do brown and white paper filters compare?

There are many difference between the two filters. In this website. it states that: Today, most white paper filters are whitened with oxygen. Oxygen whitening is much more friendly to the ...
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Whats special about the Hario V60 filterpapers?

Short version: The Hario brand filters are thinner than other paper filters and seem to have more texture than other types of filters. I assume this has some, but perhaps slight, impact on the rate at ...
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Should I rinse paper coffee filters before use?

Do you have maker with a removable filter basket? (Like the photo I attached below.) If so, then you might try what I've done: removing the basket placing the filter then running water through it ...
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Should I rinse paper coffee filters before use?

I learned in a chemistry lab that a paper filter does not "work" i.e. "filter" if it is not wet. If you put a paper filter in the cone and wet it before putting the coffee in the filter works better ...
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Paper Filters for Basket

There are "basket-shaped" filters, which I think is what you're looking for. In my area, they're just as common as "Melitta-style" cone-shaped filters; you should be able to find them at most markets /...
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Reusing paper filter by placing metallic net filter in it

Brewed coffee ages like milk. As soon as it is brewed its flavor begins to degrade and deteriorate, which is why it always tastes much better freshly brewed. While you may not necessarily taste the ...
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Why does the filtrate sometimes well up in the upper cone when using the Chemex coffeemaker

Science! What follows is my bogus hypothesis, with pictures (annotated in the conventional style) and annotations to bolster my unsubstantiated claims. Other (non-Chemex) cone-style (and basket-style)...
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Should the filter capacity be matched to the brew amount?

I would agree with you. With the thin flat layer of coffee the hot water is just pushing a hole right through it. You are not getting nearly the contact time of a full size brew. If it was ...
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What's The Difference Between Paper and Long-Lasting Filters

I love good strong coffee. To lose flavor is a deal breaker. I tried the gold mesh filter and it is un-acceptable to me. I went back to paper. I was told that because of the screen mesh bottom the ...
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Should I rinse paper coffee filters before use?

Let's answer your first question first: What's the best way to rinse a paper filter? Inside, outside, both? Soak? Hot or cold water? You can't really rinse only the outside/inside of a paper filter. ...
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French-press v.s. manual pour over brewing quality

First things first, let's put the difference between French press and manual pour-over: French-press: Coffee and water stay in the same container during brewing. The water is not very close to ...
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Is there a difference in taste between bleached, unbleached and natural fibre filters?

This could depend on the brand of filters and the brewing method so it's worthwhile (and fun) to do the experiment. I'd love to see results from more experimenters. Bamboo vs. Paper Filters: I did ...
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Does using two paper filters in a drip machine strengthen flavour?

Yes, because it allows more time for coffee to be extracted as it stored in a longer time for coffee to drip. However, other parameters also have effect regarding this issue (such as, type of bean, ...
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Kirkland coffee beans are charged?

Hi not likely to be a trait of kirkland beans or of packaging of the beans. Static electricity can build up between the grinder and the beans. - you'll note that the beans will also stick to the sides ...
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How does Nel Drip compare to paper filtered Pour Over?

One thing that the flavor profile doesn't cover is "mouth feel". According to one Nel aficionado, Nel Coffee has a consistency or mouth feel that's different from traditional pour over. Nel Coffee ...
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How does using coffee filter make the coffee different?

If you want stronger coffee (referring specifically to the amount of total dissolved solids), then you really just need a stronger coffee to water ratio. Or just simply add more coffee. Although what ...
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How does using coffee filter make the coffee different?

There's two points to address. "Weaker" coffee with paper filters as compared to brewing right in the cup. As far as I understand (although I can't find citation), paper filter does not capture ...
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What's The Difference Between Paper and Long-Lasting Filters

It seems everybody tends to see only the bad side of cafestol such as elevated cholesterol but no-one mentions it being a strong anti-carcinogenic. Health wise, I prefer the permanent one as ...
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What's The Difference Between Paper and Long-Lasting Filters

The discussion refers to hemp/muslin filters but the pros/cons do not include any experiences with these filters. Just a short note for reference: In terms of taste, hemp/muslin filters outperform ...
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Reusing paper filter by placing metallic net filter in it

I also use a paper and mesh filter, but for a different reason. My drip machine has an attached grinder and came with a mesh filter. Paper filters leave a gap at the edge the generally results in ...
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Reusing paper filter by placing metallic net filter in it

When you use two filters instead of one, first a courser filter (metal) and then a finer filter (paper), you believe you are extending the life of the finer filter, but in reality you are doing the ...
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What is the most environmentally friendly type of coffee filter?

My choice is the Melitta “All natural bamboo filter”. Manufacturer claims “made with 40% bamboo” and “recycled paperboard” and “100% compostable filter paper”. I grind my beans using the Turkish ...
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French-press v.s. manual pour over brewing quality

It's relatively difficult to define quality differences without knowing how you're grinding it. Grinding may be the most influential aspect in your case. If you're grinding with just a basic blade ...
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Stability of Chemex Filter

This is a common problem I experience with my Chemex as well. My advice is as follows: Pre-wet your Chemex (brand) filter while it's in the Chemex. While doing this make sure it's flat against the ...
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Where to get coffee in Zurich

There are several cafés which serve and roasters of specialty coffee in Zurich. These include: Cafés MAME The owners Emi Fukahori and Mathieu Theis have won several prizes in competitions, Emi won ...
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What is the most environmentally friendly type of coffee filter?

Of course Option B. Water is fully recyclable. So rinsing vs composting is more friendly. GOHAWKS
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Any idea on auto clean coffee filter mechanism?

Not sure if I understand your question correctly but here's what I thought: Maybe a strip of some sort stretched by two rollers. This would enable the use of a rotating cleaning brush. For the ...
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Do all Chemex brand filters fit all Chemex brewers the same?

According to the official website for the Chemex products, the filters available for the Chemex are: CHEMEX BONDED FILTERS PRE-FOLDED CIRCLES (FC-100) CHEMEX BONDED FILTERS PRE-FOLDED SQUARES (FS-100)...
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