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on September 21, 2011
I've been using the Aeropress for almost a year now and love it. When the supply of paper filters was getting low, I looked for a "permanent" solution and found this filter. I'm not sure if I would get this again, if I had the choice. While it does its job fairly well, here's the pros and cons:
Doesn't filter out oils which may improve the taste.
Cons: Price. I could get 3 years worth of paper filters for this price. Who knows how durable these things are.
As with french-press coffee makers, it does let through a bit of fine coffee 'dusts'.
Water goes through much faster than paper filters.
Cleaning is a little more difficult than paper filter.
Other thoughts: When making ice coffee, I found that the paper filter makes much better tasting ice coffee because of the absence of residue. I will probably use this filter for oil-rich coffee beans and use the paper filter for ice coffees.