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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as effective as the standard Aeropress filters but a good product nonetheless, 31 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: S Filter for AeroPress - Ultra Fine Stainless Steel Coffee Filter (Kitchen & Home)
Bought this to save myself some paper filters for the aeropress. Read the description that stated it gives purer coffee (since paper filters soak up some of the oils etc) and that clinched it for me.

However upon trying to screw in the aeropress base once placing the filter, you really have to press down hard as the edges of the Kaffeologie appear to be too thick for the aeropress. In fact I have to use a cloth or cotton towel to apply pressure to do this. This just about manages to rotate the first plastic 'latch' a quarter of the way into the first slot... won't go any futher but is enough to hold the base in place!

2nd issue is that once you pour water over the coffee grinds, it all seems to seep too quickly through the filter before I have had a chance to stir it and press down on the aeropress....hence lose out on coffee intensity if all you want is an espresso!

Otherwise for an American coffee it works fine as you need to add more water anyway and can aeropress more effectively before the water runs through the mesh...

Update:

Am giving it an extra star as it seems the more you use it, the easier it becomes to screw the base on. Also the product website has some good brewing tips..i.e. the inverted method which works best for this. The standard filters are still better/easier to use for a quick espresso however this product is a good alternative if you run out.
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Initial post: 2 Nov 2013 17:01:15 GMT
Kaffeologie says:
Hello,

Thanks for your comments. A few of our customers have contacted us about a tight fit in the AeroPress, so we made a fitting guide to help customers in this situation. Perhaps the guide will be helpful for you: http://kaffeologie.com/s-filter-fitting-guide

As you noted, because the S Filter is slightly thicker than paper, the AeroPress latch will not close to the same degree. As long as the latch interlocks with the slots on the AeroPress tube, though, the lid will hold securely.

With regards to your second issue, the S Filter is made of non-absorbent metal so it does interact with water differently than paper. That said, it's possible to brew a good cup of coffee with a few simple technique adjustments.

We've made a couple of brewing guides to help our customers with adjusting to the S Filter. These are listed on our packaging as well. Here's the link:
http://kaffeologie.com/guides

If you haven't yet, please give these guides a try and let us know what you think (write help@kaffeologie.com).

Best regards,

Nate
Co-Founder
Kaffeologie

Posted on 12 Sep 2015 04:10:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Sep 2015 04:10:51 BDT
Two points:

-- Paper is best for keeping out bitter oils which wire mesh allow through

-- You wouldn't have the problems you described if you used the inverted method, widely held to be best
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