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A coffee filter is nothing special, really. It's just disposable paper, in the beginning at least, and its recent incarnation is in the form of stainless steel. This stainless steel version is what's used in prepping filter coffee; the kind of coffee often found in India.
Melitta Bentz made the very first paper coffee filter. That was in 1908 in Dresden, in Germany. The filter she made removed the bitterness in coffee caused by having boiled some loose coffee grounds, or by using the traditional way of linen in order to brew coffee. If you could just pour boiling water over those grounds and filter the resulting liquid, the bitterness could be put to a minimum. She grabbed and used someone's blotting paper as the first prototype filter. The first coffee paper prior to massive-quantity production was her son's. Bentz with her husband began the Melitta Bentz Co. to massive quantity produce filters.
These manufactured coffee filters, if one notices, isn't likely to just crumple or even dissolved immediately when wet with water, as compared to the usual paper. The reason is that coffee filters have what longer fibers, and thus they are able to withstand more water. Also, the cupcake-like shape and the sides that are fluted allows fluids to just flow through these filters freely, and even prevent coffee grains from flowing up and over the sides.
Paper filters tend to be the easiest as far as usage goes. You also won't make a mean mess when trying to clean them up. They keep grounds out of coffee and that's good. Paper filters tend to ease up the taste some notch, because the pores (very small) keep some amount of coffee oil right out of the coffee. For lower grades of coffee, paper filters tend to be the rule: use them. They tend to lighten the coffee flavor and to keep the grounds out. Some of these paper filters you will find on supermarket shelves are not manufactured with chemicals and are thus totally safe environmentally.
Gold tones are filters prepped up and out of stainless steel. They are designed to keep out the metallic taste. So, you tend to get the best and most from coffee as far as flavor is concerned. You also will get some of the finer grounds. These gold tones tend to last a long time, and they will last even more years when you use them well. As for disposal, spent grounds you throw away, and the filer you wash in clean water and put in your dishwasher.
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Cloth (made from it) coffee filters. These are prepped from most natural, and unbleached cotton muslin. Economical and environmentally safe, the pores on these tend to be larger compared to those on paper coffee filters, smaller than those on Gold tones. The result is you get the excellent flavor with nothing or just a zilch of grounds in your cup of coffee. You should dispose of, as usual, the ground, after use; and clean using only water. Remember to wash the sediments away with clean water; and don't worry about some discoloration; it happens. If you meticulously clean and care for these cloth filters, it's got months on it as far as lasting use is concerned.
Coffee filters you can find in any supermarket usually have a three to twelve cup capacity, or more. As for some other uses of these coffee filters….
Use them to muffle the flash of your camera. Close ups tend to whiten everything out; a coffee filter covering the camera flash will soften things up.
Sometimes the cork in a wine bottle breaks, or doesn't pull out completely. Use a coffee filter to strain the wine. Get a pitcher, pour wine over the filter atop the pitcher, enjoy the wine.
Sometimes the sink is filled with dishes, or you don't want to open the dish cabinet to get some bowls. Fortunately you can use filters as, well, disposable dishes. Eat pop corn on them. Throw them right away after.
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