As with many other subjects in the world of hardcore coffee enthusiasts, there has been a raging debate regarding which type of filter – paper or metal – makes the best cup of coffee.
Those in the paper camp argue that paper filters are super-convenient because they’re disposable and offer hassle-free cleanup, while those in the metal camp assert that the difference in the flavor and robustness of coffee from a metal filter is far superior to what paper filters can deliver. While both filter types definitely have their merits, below are the main reasons why choosing a Bröyêur stainless steel coffee dripper is worth your consideration.
8 Key Reasons To Use A Stainless Steel Coffee Dripper
1. Cost Savings
Paper filters cost roughly $0.05 to $0.10 a piece on average, depending upon which brand you buy. If you were to drink only 1 cup of coffee per day, that would equal between $18.25 to $36.50 per year spent on paper coffee filters. At that rate, you could pay for a stainless steel coffee dripper in less than a year, which would save you a significant amount of money over the long term. And let’s face it – most of us don’t drink only one cup of coffee per day; in fact, for many of us, the first cup is just a warm-up!
2. Huge Difference In Flavor
One of the benefits of brewing with a metal mesh filter is the huge difference in the level of body and flavor that your coffee will have. Keep in mind that coffee is naturally rich in cacao oils, which provide a significant boost in the flavor department. The only problem is that paper filters block out much of this flavor by capturing the small granules of coffee known as “micro-fines”, which carry the bulk of these oils. When the micro-fines are allowed to pass through the holes of the filter, they can give your coffee a darker, richer appearance and flavor. Only metal mesh filters allow these micro-fines into the final product. Paper filters, on the other hand, will produce a lighter, almost translucent cup of coffee that loses a lot of the bold, earthy flavor that comprises a full-bodied cup of coffee.
3. Environmental Friendliness
Coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry, and is the third most consumed beverage in the world behind water and tea. Worldwide, people drink more than 500 billion cups of coffee every year! If even only half of all those coffee drinkers used paper filters, that’s still an incredible amount of paper waste being generated every single day. Using a stainless steel, non-disposable coffee dripper will reduce your carbon footprint by a significant amount.
4. Consistent Results
Let’s face it – paper filters can be notorious for delivering inconsistent results. You might get a good cup one time, and the next one can taste a little lackluster. A metal dripper has a reinforced steel mesh that allows the coffee to drip at a highly consistent rate, delivering even-handed flavor with every cup.
A stainless steel coffee dripper features a base and mesh that are comprised of reinforced steel, making it exceptionally durable and virtually impossible to break. This is a welcome contrast to a ceramic filter, which is quite fragile in comparison.
Not only is a stainless steel coffee dripper lightweight and built to last, but it’s also very convenient in terms of storage and travel. You can take it with you wherever you go, and it won’t take up too much space in a suitcase or carry-on bag.
7. Better Coffee-Making Experience
Using a stainless steel coffee dripper offers a richer, more enjoyable coffee-making experience than using paper filters. Just like driving a car with a manual transmission, the manual coffee brewing process puts you in complete control, giving you an enhanced experience from start to finish. Simply start by pouring boiling water over the ground coffee in the mesh basket, and breathe in the pleasant aroma as the coffee continues to brew to perfection. When it’s time to drink up, you will have a perfectly brewed cup of hot coffee that will almost feel like a personal achievement.
8. Easy To Clean
Perhaps one of the best things about using a stainless steel coffee dripper is that it is super-easy to clean. Simply rinse it out under warm running water, and then dry it after use. You can rinse and reuse this filter within seconds, making your coffee brewing experience as quick and hassle-free as possible.
As you can see, there are quite a few advantages to using a stainless steel coffee dripper. So ditch those wasteful, flimsy paper filters and start using your Bröyêur stainless steel dripper that will deliver a rich, flavorful cup of coffee every time!