Reusable coffee filters can pay back over time, as they can be used multiple times before needing to be replaced. This can save money in the long run, as disposable paper filters need to be constantly purchased. Additionally, reusable filters are more environmentally friendly as they reduce waste.
I was, for many years, a 1 pot of pourover a day. Now I might average 1 every 2 or 3 days since I got a good espresso machine at home.
Chemex filters are about 15 to 20 cents a pop. Hario filters might be 7 to 10 cents. I have an Able KONE re-usable maker that I must have used 300x for 5 years. It cost $35 (it’s now $39). So easily saved $150 to $200 during that time, plus kept paper out of the landfill/compost. Maybe saved one tree?
Product Review: The Awesome Able KONE
I’ve had a Able KONE Chemex metal filter for my six-cup Chemex coffeemaker since 2016 and I think it’s great. As someone who is passionate about coffee, I was looking for a more sustainable alternative to paper filters, and this metal filter has exceeded my expectations.
First of all, the build quality is top-notch. The stainless steel is of high quality and feels very durable. The design of the filter is also impressive, with its unique cone shape that allows for maximum extraction of the coffee’s flavor and aroma. I think it works just as well as Chemex unbleached filters, which I keep around for Gesha and other high end roasts. Maybe I’ll do a side-by-side taste test one of these days though.
I love that the Able KONE metal filter is reusable, which is great for the environment and also saves me money in the long run. I must have used 300x for 5 years. It cost $35 (it’s now $39). So easily saved $150 to $200 during that time, plus kept paper out of the landfill/compost. Maybe saved one tree?
Cleaning it is also very easy, it can be rinsed with water and dried quickly. I stick it in the dishwasher from time to time.
Over the years, I’ve been very impressed with the Able KONE Chemex metal filter and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a sustainable and high-quality alternative to paper filters. The taste, quality, and sustainability of this filter make it a great addition to any coffee enthusiast’s setup.