Coava Kone Pourover Filter
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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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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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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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Use a larger grind. I've had issues with sediment in the brew pretty constantly whenever I use this filter.Published 18 months ago by Michael T Gasser
This cone works great with my Chemex glass coffee carafe. It did take a couple of trials when figuring out which setting to grind my coffee beans on. Read morePublished on August 21, 2014 by Amrita Soni
I love the idea of a reusable filter for the Chemex but I think the water goes through this filter too quickly. Need to add a bit more coffee to avoid weak coffee. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by DG
I purchased my CHEMEX 10 Cup Classic Series Coffee Maker a few years ago because I wanted to get away from the plastics in my automatic coffee maker. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by PT Cruiser
Made in USA! what's not to love??? It works great, I prefer to use no paper filter, easy to clean, perfect.Published on December 15, 2013 by bettebeep
This works great as a filter-holder in the large glass Chemex pot. Gives us a perfect cup of coffee that has never touched plastic. Very non-toxic, very delicious!!! Every morning. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I've been using this nearly every day for almost a year. I love it. Makes great coffee, easy to clean. My only complaint is that it's easy to bend. Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by E. Trimble
I'm not a fan of the product it produces, used alone. But as a suspension agent for the paper filter (which tends to clog), it's awesome.Published on August 23, 2013 by Nakolo