Why not paper filters?
2.25 Billion Cups Of Coffee Are Consumed Globally Every Day. Assuming That At Least 1/3 Of Those Cups Are Currently Made With Paper Filters In 8 Cup Batches, 750 Million Paper Filters Are Being Made And Discarded, Each And Every Day. 275 Billion Per Year. It Takes The Equivalent Of 1.5 Million Trees To Make That Many Filters Annually. In One Year The Volume Of Trash Created By The Filters Only (Not Accounting For The Grounds) Is Enough To Fill 128 Buildings The Size Of The Louvre To A Height Of 10 Feet. Each CoffeeSock® Filter Replaces 4- 12 Boxes Of Paper Filters Per Year, Plus Your Coffee Tastes Better.
All Of Our Filters Out-Perform Any Comparable Disposable And Reusable Filters. Cotton Absorbs Some Of The Oils Released From Coffee Beans Yet Lets Acids Pass Through. The Resulting Cup Is Clear Crisp, Rich And Robust With All The Acid Of Paper Brewed Coffee, Without The Paper Taste, And All Of The Richness Of French Press Without The Heavy Oiliness. CoffeeSock® Filters Are Made With Certified Organic Cotton. Cotton Imparts No Flavor On The Finished Brew Unlike Paper. Cotton Is 90% Cellulose, Which Is A Tasteless And Odorless Compound That Is Insoluable In Water. Wood Is 40-50% While Hemp Is Approximately 45% Cellulose.
CoffeeSock® Filters Are Expected To Last About A Year Before Quality Of Brew Begins To Fade. CoffeeSock® Filters Are 10-50% The Cost Of Disposable Filters Per Year, And 20% The Cost Of Quality Reusable Filters. Cotton Is A More Efficiently Renewable Resource Than Plastic, Metal Or Paper.
Cost Per Year Comparison:
CoffeeSock® Filters $13
Cheapest Paper Filters $20
Premium Paper Filters $72
Chemex® Filters $108
Able® Kone Metal Filter $60
Initially, boil new filters in fresh water to clean and shrink for 10 minutes.
Using your favourite method of brewing, add the desired amount of coffee, and brew as is customary.
After brewing, discard grounds (great for the compost), and thoroughly rinse the filter.
Hang filter to dry.
Periodically, once every 4-6 weeks boil filters in fresh water to remove accumulated coffee oils.
If the filters are soiled with perishable food at anytime, boil for at least 5 minutes to sanitize.