You spend your mornings grinding your fair trade coffee beans, carefully crafting the perfect cup of coffee in your slow drip Chemex®. You cozy up on the couch with your favorite mug and take in the morning, a little moment for yourself, enjoying a warm drink just for you.
I mean how could we possible elevate this experience?! Thank you for asking, let me introduce you to the reusable certified organic cotton coffee filter. Made for Chemex@ and Hario® v60-03 coffee makers and comes in a set of 2 (because you know how much you love coffee, one filter just won't do).
Not only are you saving hundreds of disposable filters, you're improving the tast of your coffee. Cotton absorbs some of the oils released from coffee beans yet lets acids pass through. The resulting cup is clear crisp, rich and robust with all the acid of paper brewed coffee, without the paper taste, and all of the richness of French press without the heavy oiliness.
Use and Care
Initially, boil your filters in fresh water to clean and shrink for about 10 minutes. For a hot brew, brew as is customary with your favorite method, compost the grounds, and thoroughly rinse filter. Hang to dry. Periodically, once every 4-6 weeks, boil the filters in fresh water to remove any accumulated coffee oils. If you'd like, you can add a scoop of baking soda to the regular cleaning process to enhance your filter.
6-10 cup Pots. Made to fit Chemex@ and Hario® v60-03 Drippers.
8.25” x 8.25”
100% GOT Certified Organic Cotton.
2 filters are packed in recyclable or compostable cardboard.
The filters are made in Austin, TX by CoffeeSock. All filters are sewn and packaged by happy human beings making a fair and living wage. Their cotton is all GOTS certified organic (GOTS also monitors labor practices and working conditions), and currently grown in Texas, India, and Pakistan.
End of Life
Filters will last a year or more. At the end of life, strip the cotton and compost.
Since these filters are a set of two, they're extremely cost effective compared to a box of 100 disposable filters, which I usually find for $10-12. However, the second I started using this filter, I wondered why this product exists... I already composted my disposable filters, so this product makes me do the same thing but in a more difficult way. I still have to compost the grounds, but instead of just picking up the paper filter filled with wet grounds and plopping it into the compost bucket, now I have to take a still-hot cloth filter (because the coffee stains set in the longer you let it sit, I figured out), gingerly turn it inside out over the compost bin so I don't fling grounds everywhere, try to shake some out, and then use a dull knife to scrape the wet grounds out of the filter. It's impossible to get all the wet grounds off the filter, so some inevitably do go down the drain when I rinse the filter off. Almost every day coffee grounds end up on the floor or the counter, no matter how carefully I do this.
Bottom line: If I use this set of 2 filters for a couple years, I'll have undoubtedly saved money. But at this point, I don't think the mess and hassle of these are worth it compared to spending $12 a couple times a year.