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georgia_howard
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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 6:15am
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Hi Everyone,

Just wanting your opinion on these Individual disposable Coffee filters that you can buy at the supermarket.
I am a big lover of fresh coffee however its not always available, especially when i'm at the office 9-5 Monday till Friday. Work colleague recommended them but they are new to me??

Has anyone tried these and what are they like?
Much appreciated.

Georgia
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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 11:14am
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Hi Georgia,

They're better than instant, but you'd usualy need 2 to make decent mugfull (gets expensive & not very environmentally friendly?). I have found them a little stale & bitter to drink black, but can be tolerable with a drop of milk/cream.

Lots of people have found the Aeropress to be a quick, convenient, low mess brewer for office coffees. You don't have to brew a concentrate (as per packaging instructions), you can just use one scoop of coffee and brew a whole mugful in one hit?

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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 12:19pm
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Georga,
Welcome to the board.

I guess I really don't understand the product you are talking about. I have seen the pods you can make coffee with, Philips makes a brewer for them. I have seen K cups which is made by among others Keruig. I have seen pods for inexpensive espresso machines and I think I may even have seen a coffee that had bags, like tea bags.

When you say disposable coffee filters, I think of the liners for auto drip machines and manual cones.

It seems that Mark understands what you are talking about but I am lost :O Perhaps a product name?

When I make Aeropress, I simply make as per the instructions but inverted. This gives a concentraded brew which is easily made to be like drip coffee with the addition of a little water which I have on hand in the electric water kettle.

The Philips machine can make a drinkable cup as can the Keruig machine. It is nothing to rave about but it is completely drinkable.
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OK, I just noticed that you are both on the "other side of the pond" from me, perhaps that is why I am not aware of the product you asked about, sorry!

 
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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 1:48pm
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They're plastic, pre-packaged, one-shot pourovers (preground coffee sandwiched between sheets of filter paper in the flat-bottomed base), available in supermarkets & even *proudly* advertised & used in some high street coffee shops. There are a couple of well known brands in the UK, a few supermarkets have their own versions.

Perhaps there is no US equivalent? K-cups are pretty much unheard of here.

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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 6:56pm
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Thanks!
It sounds like an interesting product. I would guess that for most "regular" coffee drinkers, they would be fine but just about any pre ground/packaged coffee will be sub par for most here.
I admit I don't even walk down the coffee aisle in the supermarket so I may not be up on the latest trend but I have not seen any advertisement for them either so it seems that there is no similar product here... thus my being in the dark.

Thanks again for the info!

 
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 7:33am
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Thanks for responses and welcoming, much appreciated.

I did manage to get my hands on a pack of 10 from Tescos this weekend which cost 2.09 (about 21p a cup). Could be pretty expensive Mark, especially if you need to use 2 for one good cup of coffee. There where other brands, rombouts, Douwe Egburts who also manufactured these disposable filters at a higher price.

I tried them out first thing this morning and I do have to say I thought they tasted pretty good, lets say a huge amount nicer than instant. I found them very convenient, quick and easy to use. Not much time difference in making a cup of tea. However! They are a complete waste of material, mainly made from plastic besides the actual filter paper, and used only once and then disposed of. I felt pretty guilty disposing of them. Not environmentally friendly at all!  Also I could imagine them to be pretty dangerous when pouring in the boiling water if you haven't got the right size cup to place the filter on securely. I cant help but imagine a lot of burnt hands in the process.

Using a aeropress could be very useful and something I will definitely consider when at the office, however I don't find them as convenient as these individual disposable filters. They are very quick and simple to use, no maintenance at all which is good.  You can use maybe use while on the go, rushing out the house on a hectic Monday morning or maybe even camping for example. I really do like the concept but definitely see room for improvement.

Thanks again for info. Much appreciated.

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Georgia
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Posted Wed Nov 27, 2013, 7:25pm
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Hi Georgia,

I would like to say I have to agree with you in that they are a lot better than instant coffee!.  Being a nurse and never having a spare minute when at work, I find them very useful to use as they are quick and easy to make and tastes great. My husband takes the kids camping quite a lot and he took the filters with him then. He said they were great and would defiantly use them again.
I have to say being a big fan of saving the planet agree with you that they are a waste of material!!  Such a shame. I have reduced my usage of them for this reason when at work and just stick to using instant occasionally instead even though instant coffee just doesn't give me that kick I need half of the time. I have tried coffee bags when at work to see if they are any better than instant but found them just the same, thin weak coffee which equals not good coffee!

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Posted Thu Nov 28, 2013, 6:30am
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Disposable coffee filters are good in offices having a coffee machine. People use this not to bother in washing and keeping cabinet. However, the taste of coffee using the disposable coffee filters are not the same with metal coffee filters. That coffee has a better, richer and flavorful taste because oil is getting through in a disposable coffee filter.

 
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