Cloth Coffee Filter - Aeropress
Made from an organic cotton and hemp blend, this cloth filter for the Aeropress coffeemaker gives you the best of both worlds between metal and paper filters.
Letting through more oils than paper, but holding back all of the fines that metal filters let through, you get a sweeter, more full bodied cup, but with none of the silt.
Made with no exposed seams, these filters are built to last, and if taken care of will give you hundreds of delicious cups of coffee.
This filter is quite thick (the equivalent of about 3 or 4 standard paper filters), and it can be hard to get the cap on when it is new. This does improve with age, and the process can be spead up by leaving it in the Aeropress with the cap screwed on overnight.
After each use get rid of as much of the coffee as possible. Coffee grounds are great for your garden so you can put them either in a compost bin or straight onto your garden bed.
A thorough rinse in hot water should be enough. If you do decide to use soap, use a washing up liquid. Do not put it in with your laundry, you’ll never get the smell of detergent out!
Boil in fresh water every month or so to remove any built up oils. Adding Cafiza or similar product will get your filter looking and tasting as good as new!
If your filter stays damp for too long, it will start to smell, so there are three options:
Good: leave it to dry, and store it dry.
Better: store it in water in the fridge.
Best: put it in a container while wet and store it in the freezer.