I got sick of buying, using and then disposing of paper filters, which, let's face it, when soggy and full of used coffee grouts, are pretty disgusting things. This little beauty, with its own little handle, is so easy to empty. No mess, just a quick rinse under the tap and it's like new again. Does it filter the coffee properly?....you bet it does, or I wouldn't be writing this!
Brilliant! Simple, effective, low tech way to make filter coffee and no mucking about with expensive, wasteful 'pods'! Easy to clean, tough and hardwearing too. Also, this is a cone which can only be used with filter papers - it won't stop you having to use them.
I purchased it for my machine in Tobago as paper filters are difficult to come by there and it solved my problem. Not as easy to clean the coffee out though but hey! you can't have everything!!! I am so pleased that I am intending to purchase another for my UK machine.
After coming back from Japan and running out of the single use one cup filter coffee things i bought there i sought to find an alternative, and after googling this seemed perfect. The metal doesn't take away any of the coffee flavour like paper filters apparently do. Its super easy to use and even fits on my massive mug, and then just scope out grounds into the bin and rinse under the tap, its perfect for making my second cup when i get into work.
"Easy.... A little slow.... But easy."
Just made my first cup..... It makes, or seems to make, a more flavoursome cup than a cafetiere.
Filling to the top makes a pretty full mug.
It seems quite a bit slower than a normal cafetiere as you have to wait for the water to dribble into your mug. But it seems worth the wait.
The filter probably should be washed immediately - a ten second job. Washing and drying is a lot easier than a cafetiere, it should stay cleaner for longer.
Unlike a cafetiere there are no fine coffee grounds in the bottom of the mug. None whatsoever. I use a fairly finely grund Illy coffee, so there was always some sludge at the bottom of a cup.... None with this.
"No fuss, no brainer."
Seriously, why would you want to use anything else? You literally place the cone in your cup or mug, place a fresh paper filter in the cone, put two level spoons of ground coffee in the filter, and pour boiled water over it. Repeat for your partner. Add a dash of hot milk or cream for choice. It takes 3 minutes and tastes delicious.
Throw the used filter in the compost caddy, it will make excellent compost. I would personally recommend buying a coffee grinder, it just seems to add that little bit of extra flavour.
There are good coffees in the supermarkets now - I like “Modern Standard” Brazil or Guatemala £4.50. Or you can join a coffee club.
Just about fits my machine which is all I wanted. The paper coffee filters that I bought keep splitting so this filter has solved the problem for me. No more coffee grinds floating in my coffee..... result!!
Using this is definitely better than using paper filters. The coffee tastes better. Apparently, paper filters prevent coffee oils from passing through, with a negative effect on the flavour. Recommended. The only down side was the lengthy delivery time.