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Coava Kone Pourover Filter

by Coava

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  • Beautiful Stainless Steel Design
  • Reusable and Easy to Clean
  • Fits standard: 6, 8 and 10 cup Chemex coffee brewers.
  • Eliminates Paper Waste in Coffee Brewing
  • 100% Made in America

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B004G7PTKE
  • Item model number: Kone
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,170 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

A stainless steel filter designed to be used with Chemex Coffee brewers and other pour over style coffee makers. Created as a reusable alternative to paper filters, the metal Kone creates a pour over brew with characteristics similar to that of a French Press.

Customer Reviews

Coffee without tasting the paper filter.
David F
The more open design of mesh filters allows the coffee oils into the coffee resulting in a more flavorful, full-bodied cup of coffee.
Portland Brewer
These are the essential tools for making a perfect cup of coffee!!!
Jude

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By MO on April 10, 2011
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This filter is pricy; basically over a year of paper filters in cost. That's a pretty big risk for something not Chemex blessed. I was worried the coffee wouldn't come out as good, but I took a chance anyway.

To my relief this filter makes a great cup of coffee!!! You get the flavor and richness of a French Press, but with much less sludge. It's like the best of all worlds!

Also, the Kone is MUCH easier to cleanup than a French press. You have to dump and scoop the used grounds as opposed to just lifting out the paper filter. I've been handwashing and it only takes a minute more to cleanup.

I experimented with grind and found that a slightly finer grind than what I use with paper filters worked better. If you go with the same or a coarser grind the filter mesh isn't plugged as much and water shoots through so fast it doesn't have time to steep. If you go too fine everything gets plugged up and you get a lot of sludge. You'll want to spend some time tweaking.

Unlike other wire mesh filters and such that I've seen this filter is sturdy and well made. Instead of a wire mesh it's a perforated metal sheet which is far more resilient.

As for sizing, I have a 10 cup Chemex pot and the COAVA Kone is a perfect fit.

I'm quite happy! Well worth the investment!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By PT Cruiser TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 19, 2011
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I purchased my CHEMEX 10 Cup Classic Series Coffee Maker about 9 months ago because I wanted to get away from the plastics in my automatic coffee maker. I'd been reading so many articles about heating food in plastic containers and utensils that I began to wonder how safe having almost boiling water sitting in a coffee filter that was made of plastic while brewing could be. The Chemex was the perfect solution for me. I purchased some Chemex paper filters that seemed to work very well. The only problem was that I went through filters pretty quickly because we drink a lot of coffee here so I had to remember to order them before I ran out. Then I saw this COAVA Kone filter on Amazon. Since it's made of all stainless steel I decided to order it.

I read about all the research and testing that went into it by Keith Gehrke of Coava Coffee in Portland Oregon. It took a year to develop and get it right. I was also impressed that it was made in the USA as not many things are these days. I'm so glad I ordered it! Not only does it make a great cup of coffee, but I use about 20% less ground coffee than I did with the paper filters. The water seems to flow through it a little faster than it does through the paper filters. I'm also grinding the coffee to a fine grind rather than the medium grind that I had to use with the paper filters. With the paper filters, the fine grind made the water move through way too slow. I also notice a slightly cleaner taste in the coffee. I don't imagine there is much of a taste coming off of the paper, but there must be some.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sal Cangeloso on January 24, 2012
Have used this product fairly extensively and I can say that it's a mixed bag. It's not cheap -- you can buy a LOT of paper filters for as much -- and it is by no means a guaranteed success. To get it to work properly you need to dial in your grind and water flow. I haven't found it to be as consistent or easy to use as a good model of bleached paper filters. An improper grind will leave you with a muddy cup, like a poorly done french press, with a dark ring of fines around the top of the coffee in your mug.

Also, holy crap is this thing sharp. Watch out for poking yourself with the bottom.

Overall, you can make a good cup of coffee using this, but why spend the money then paper filters are cheaper, more consistent (or at least they make it easier to be consistent), and more forgiving? Plus this thing is a pain to store and unpleasant to clean.

Great in theory, not so much in concept.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Portland Brewer on May 26, 2011
Overall the Kone has been a great addition to my growing arsenal of coffee equipment and I've never had as many compliments from family and friends on the quality and flavor of my coffee as I've received since purchasing the Kone and using it according to the easy technique found on the Coava website. The Kone comes highly recommended, especially for those with realistic expectations and who are interested enough in making great coffee to learn a little product specific technique and minor common sense maintenance. I'm sure technique and cleanliness is key to making consistently good coffee with any type of filter and both are easy enough to learn in minutes.

As previous reviewers have pointed out there are pros and cons to using a metal mesh-type filter like a Swissgold or Kone over paper. The Coava Kone was designed to have a very similar flow rate to paper... but I agree that it is faster than the thick standard Chemex paper filters. Paper filters keep sediment out but trap many of the flavoring oils of the coffee bean. The more open design of mesh filters allows the coffee oils into the coffee resulting in a more flavorful, full-bodied cup of coffee. Some people have a preference for for the clean, brighter flavors produced with paper filters... others prefer the rich fullness of coffees produced with mesh filters... some (as with my family) like both options for variety. It's well known that any sediment can be easily controlled for by simply adjusting the grind of the coffee appropriately to suit the filter. Too much sediment then go to a slightly coarser grind... Coava recommends starting with a grind coarser than espresso but finer than drip and adjusting to your preference from there.
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