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Coffee Filters

#1 Post by JDavisRoby » June 7th, 2019, 5:53 am

What coffee filters do you recommend?

I have a Technivorm Moccamaster (CDT) that is about ten years old. Still going strong. Used the standard Melita natural filters for years. Saw a few others out there. Anyone see a noticeable difference with a different brand? It’s a No 4 cone.

For context, I use Hario brand when I brew via pour over and Chemex when I brew with the Chemex.
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#2 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 7th, 2019, 8:19 am

I'm a big fan of the Swiss Gold / Cilio filters, personally. I think it makes a difference in flavor (no paper taste, which I didn't realize I was actually tasting) and it's super easy to clean. I'm also using a Technivorm (have been for ~10 years) and it's a great pairing.
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#3 Post by alan weinberg » June 7th, 2019, 8:35 pm

Technivorm here, too, Number 4 unbleached Trader Joe filters.

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#4 Post by Scott G r u n e r » June 7th, 2019, 8:37 pm

Trader Joes unbleached
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#5 Post by JDavisRoby » June 8th, 2019, 8:44 am

Didn’t even think about stopping at Trader Joe’s. Bet the price is solid on those.
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#6 Post by JDavisRoby » June 8th, 2019, 8:45 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 8:19 am
I'm a big fan of the Swiss Gold / Cilio filters, personally. I think it makes a difference in flavor (no paper taste, which I didn't realize I was actually tasting) and it's super easy to clean. I'm also using a Technivorm (have been for ~10 years) and it's a great pairing.
I have a Swiss Gold as well. I don’t dislike the coffee that comes from it but it seems to be just off. Maybe it’s the grind setting?
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#7 Post by Scott G r u n e r » June 8th, 2019, 8:54 am

JDavisRoby wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 8:44 am
Didn’t even think about stopping at Trader Joe’s. Bet the price is solid on those.
Probably 1/3 of the price of the name brand
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#8 Post by Peter Petersen » June 17th, 2019, 10:27 am

After some experimentation I'd highly recommend the Moccamaster no 4 filters. $5 for 100 filters is not going to make much of a difference. In fact my observation is that they offer considerable savings since they are less permeable and so require fewer grinds. Also the taste is much better imho.

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#9 Post by John O' » June 17th, 2019, 10:56 am

alan weinberg wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Technivorm here, too, Number 4 unbleached Trader Joe filters.
Trader Joe's. The box of 100 coincides with the cleaning interval. New Box, time for descaling.
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#10 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » June 17th, 2019, 4:34 pm

Just cheap unbleached paper filters with the Technivorm for me. I don't like the gold filters. They need a finer grind, I'm told, but even then I don't care for the texture.

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#11 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 17th, 2019, 5:13 pm

JDavisRoby wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 8:45 am
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 8:19 am
I'm a big fan of the Swiss Gold / Cilio filters, personally. I think it makes a difference in flavor (no paper taste, which I didn't realize I was actually tasting) and it's super easy to clean. I'm also using a Technivorm (have been for ~10 years) and it's a great pairing.
I have a Swiss Gold as well. I don’t dislike the coffee that comes from it but it seems to be just off. Maybe it’s the grind setting?
Could be? I keep mine left of center, towards coarse grind. Anything to the right of center and the coffee starts getting murky/sludgy.
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