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Posted Sat Dec 29, 2012, 4:19pm
Subject: SwissGold
 

While I was in Portland,OR I ran into a café/roaster called Courier that's downtown.  I'm sure people from the area know it.  They brew their coffee using swissgold filters instead of paper filters for a few reasons (waste, lack of paper taste, lets more oils through, fits in the cup so no need for a filtercone).  Now, I have been testing different pour over methods (v60 and bonmac).  I like how the bonmac allows the coffee to extract a little bit longer, but I'm really looking for something in between the two.  And, even if the swissgold isn't it, I think it would be fun to mess around with it anyway.  

So, the question becomes, which one might I get?

Courier themselves use the KF-4, but that seems like it might be a little big for a single cup click here .  They claim the shape is important here because it easily fits in the cup.

There's also the kf-2 which is a bit smaller but seems to be the same basic shape click here.  I'm not sure if the sides of it fit into a cup quite as well, though.

and

The KF-300 which is made for a single cup click here but has an entirely different shape. It likely fits into the cup well, but they're not being used for a reason.  And while I have seen the others here and there (never paid too much heed), I have never seen the kf-300 anywhere being used.

Now, I have yet to use any, but my experience with 1 (12 oz) cup with about 20g of coffee might be too small a quantity for the larger filters.  Especially if I wanted to make a smaller 8oz cup (about 12 g).

But, it is clearly used (seldom though it may be), for single cups.  



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-ben d
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