How Do I Use Coffee Filter Papers?
For new coffee lovers, it may be your first time trying out a paper filter and/or the ‘pour-over method’. If you would like to manually use a filter paper to make your next brew, you can create a delicious cup of coffee in a few simple steps.
- Place your paper filter in a cup, mug or glass
- Soak the filter with boiling water to prepare it
- Discard any excess liquid
- Place 2 tbsp of ground coffee into the filter
- Set a timer for 30 seconds and begin pouring 150ml of boiling water over the grounds
- Use a circular motion while pouring the boiling water over the coffee ground
- Allow the coffee to brew for a couple of minutes
You may also have a Chemex brewer, which is the ideal product for regular coffee drinkers.
Alternatively, a standard coffee maker will take a paper filter, but make sure you find out the correct size of paper that you require.
Using Filters in a Coffee Machine
A paper filter can be used in many coffee machines on the market, and are simply placed in the filter section of the machine.
Measuring out your coffee grounds or beans is one of the most important steps when wanting to brew a barista-quality coffee.
The best way to measure out your coffee is to follow the instructions on the coffee packaging; these may be different depending on the brand. You can measure your coffee out with a tablespoon or with scales. Once you have measured out your coffee ground or beans, place them inside the filter in your machine.
The hot water may have an allocated space in your machine, so make sure you read the instructions and know where to place each ingredient.
How Do I Choose the Best Paper Filter?
Although paper filters help to brew a coffee in the same way, each brand offers something unique with their paper filter.
Ideally, paper filters should be extra tearproof to prevent any unwanted rips or spillages from ruining your brew.
Some paper filters, like the ones from Chemex, are specially bonded and thick to ensure perfect filtration. Other papers, such as the ones for the Hario v60, include a 60 degree angle and interior ridge to assist with air flow.
Luckily, paper filters are affordable so why not try out a range to find your favourite?
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