Organic cotton coffee filters are ideal for a multitude of reasons:
- Better for coffee flavour, better for the environment (save trees with USA organically grown cotton).
- Made from the highest quality, certified organic cotton that will last for 2-3 years.
- Excellent filtering ability – efficient at capturing the ‘coffee fines’.
- Does not require an exacting grind particle size for brewing coffee (no worries about blade or burr – both work well).
- Allows for the full spectrum of the coffee flavour (natural oils; including fatty molecules) to pass through the filter and into the cup (paper strips some of the heavier/weightier components and volatile falvours that are naturally good.; also free of the “cardboard” dusty taste that results from paper filters that are not pre-rinsed).
- Cotton Grown in USA and Sewn in Canada. Made in North America.
- How long will the organic cotton filter last me? Our organic cotton filters last 1-3 years (depending on how often you use it) before the edges of it start to wear out and develop holes … kind of like your favourite old t-shirt! You can keep using it as long as it’s holding onto its stainless steel filter basket, but we suggest replacing it every 1-3 years in order to keep it fresh and performing at its best.
- How do I clean the organic cotton filter? Our organic cotton filters are very easy to clean; just shake off the bulk of the grinds into your compost bin and rinse the filter with running water from your sink after each use. (Coffee grinds actually help unclog drains, by acting as tiny “eroders”, and do not contribute to drain clogging).
- How should I store the cotton filter? If you are using your organic cotton filter every day or every few days the best method of storage is to simply leave it sitting out on your countertop.If you are not using your organic cotton filters for longer than 3-5 days at time, it’s best to store it in the freezer until next use. Once out of the freezer, a quick rinse with warm water will have it ready for use again. (The reason for keeping the cotton in the freezer is to not allow the leftover oils to oxidize. If a well used filter is allowed to dry out for a long period, the natural oils left in its fibers will go stale (rancid). Spent coffee oils, when exposed to air for long periods, will turn stale and may impart unwanted flavours to the cotton). This can be cleaned with effort however, it is better to start fresh and not lot this happen.
- Will the filter develop any bad bacteria? No, the filter keeps itself extremely clean as long as you use it regularly and rinse it out after each brew. And, don’t use it for anything but coffee! We also recommend pouring a bit of hot water through it before each new brew (just to warm your cup and rinse out any remaining flavour from your last brew). Coffee has a unique way of cleaning itself as long as there is no oxidation present.