There are a lot of variables that can be manipulated when making pour over coffee. Brewing devices, grind size, water to coffee ratio, water temperature - the list goes on. But don't forget about the filter! A filter can have a huge impact on the taste and finish of your coffee, so let’s dig into the ins and outs of some of our favorite and most popular pour over coffee filters.
Types of Pour Over Coffee Filters
Paper filters are inexpensive, easily accessible, and produce a very clean cup of coffee. Cafes love them because of their clean appearance and simple clean-up process. Here are some of our favorite paper filters:
- Flat-bottom paper filter
- Compatible with Kalita Wave, Kalita Brewer, OXO, and more
- Rugged and durable
- Conical paper filter
- Thicker than other paper filters for a cleaner cup
- Available bleached or unbleached
Metal filters are a great option for coffee-lovers looking to reduce their environmental impact and brew richer coffee. One of the benefits of a metal filter is that it can be reused - no more running out of filters and ruing your morning! Since more sediment passes through the larger pores, you can expect a richer cup of coffee with a heavier mouthfeel. Here are some of our favorite metal coffee filters:
- Flat-bottom stainless steel cone
- Compatible with Yama Drip Pot and Yama Silverton
- Add a Kalita 185 or other flat bottom paper filter for a cleaner cup
- Conical stainless steel filter
- Finer holes than other metal filters
- Compatible with Chemex or Able Brewing System
Want to learn more? Check out our YouTube Channel for an in-depth overview of each of these pour over coffee filters.
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