Stainless Steel Coffee Filter Disk for use in AeroPress Coffee Maker
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- Fans of Aeropress: this is a reusable stainless steel filter which replaces the need for the paper filters
- Sized for the Aerobie Aeropress coffee
- Be green and use this metal disk in place of disposable paper filters
- Unlike paper filters, this disk lets oils flow through which enhance taste
- Made in the USA;
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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.
Good points to consider:
- Flows equally compared to paper filters (back pressure is similar)
- Doesn't seem to leak out sides of plastic mesh cap of Aeropress
- Holes don't clog even with fine grind (also rinses easily)
- Sturdy not flimsy
*Wet/rinse filter and Aeropress mesh cap and it'll stay when you flip it to cap the plunger*
UPDATE: Make sure that you regularly clear the filter and check by holding it up to the light to see how many of the holes are still blocked. If you don't, it will become progressively harder to press coffee.
UPDATE 11/12: Filter is quite durable with no noticeable wear. I have noticed that back pressure gets notably harder as grind size decreases.
-Unless you are one of those people who does the inverted brewing method and tinkers with grinds, steep times, etc.--you probably don't need this item. If you just got an aeropress to make a quick cup and don't obsess over complexities, then paper filters are fine.
-Don't buy it to save money or the planet. You can purchase about a billion paper filters for $16.50. Combined, all those years of paper filters have less mass than the daily newspaper. You are not reducing your carbon footprint nor are you saving the rain forest with this purchase.
-They are not hard to clean, contrary to what some have said. Look at the filter. Notice how the holes on the side that says "Able Brewing Equipment - made in the USA" are slightly smaller and not recessed? That side towards coffee and you won't have problems with sediment sticking in those little recessed holes. It took me all of 2 cups of coffee to figure that out.
1) Now I have to stir the coffee + hot water mixture very slowly so that liquid doesn't overflow via the vents onto my cup prematurely. No problem, I can manage slow stirring.
2) It yields a cup of black liquid with NO crema! My most beloved crema is now nowhere to be seen. I was disappointed at that. BUT ... (please read on).
3) It generates less internal pressure as now pushing down is a lil' easier than with those old micro filters. Another not-so-good sign as I interpret high pressure = better taste in the espresso world. BUT ...
I took the first sip, OMG! Despite the above concerns, my coffee never tasted this good. The improvement is very drastic. It's so much fuller (not bitter) and more flavorful. Truly amazing what a different filter can do... This plus the Aeropress can make anyone a great barista.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have owned this product for two years and it still works great. I just rinse it with water after every use and use soap for a deep cleaning once or twice a week. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Andrew E.
It is nice to have one of these around...if for no other reason that you will never be stuck without a filter. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Robert Whipple
I found there are a lot better options for brewing coffee. I now use a percolator.Published 7 months ago by Trader Jack
I absolutely love my Air-Press and this is an absolute must have! Working in Central Africa during the rainy season, there is no way of keeping the paper filters dry, so this is... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sean the Good Spirit
Must have for your aeropress if you don't care to keep buying filters.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer