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14 years 8 months ago #446 by Tom
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Good Evening,

We use your basic drip coffee maker and have read that the paper filters retain some of the coffee bean oils, hence reducing part of the wonderful coffee flavor.

I think the filters we use are the Mellita #4's.

Anyone have a suggestion as to what or where to buy the "real" filters?

TIA,

T in Carolina
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14 years 8 months ago #456 by Colin the editor/creator
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Permanent gold filters require a coarser coffee grind
and if your grinder isn't perfect, you are going to be drinking way more grit and solids-

nice for some..
but not everyones cup of tea..

so to speak.
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14 years 8 months ago #457 by Tom
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Colin,

Thanks for the chat venue and for your response. We actually own a website selling coffee and tea - thus have a $700 Bunn grinder (G2?) with about 7 settings for grinding.

My goal is to get the best coffee flavor while we still use our "old faithful" cheapo coffee maker at home.

So it sounds like a permanent filter can be a good thing if you can resolve the grind consistency.

Would you agree?

Tom
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14 years 8 months ago #461 by colin
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Yes -

There is a little "french press" taste in
coffee brewed with permanent filters.

I feel, perhaps wrongly, that paper filters are
better and they are OK for the environment.

Particularly, the unbleached ones.

Tip: You can improve brewed coffee flavor slightly
by rinsing filters in warm water before usage.
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14 years 8 months ago #463 by Tom
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Colin,

I read the other day about rinsing the paper filter before using it.

Tried it this morning and then remembered the few times I have run out of filters. When this would happen I would try to clean/reuse the filters and frequently got caught - the filter split and I had "cowboy coffee" - grounds in the pot.

So... I think I will just stay with the paper.

BTW - what is the "french press" taste ??

TIA,

T in Carolina
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