Just what is the point of filter coffee? You know this is the coffee dished out at weddings, golf clubs and courses you have to attend with work. It’s the coffee all the detectives drink on the telly, then grimace but still drink it. You would probably never consider serving this in your home and would rather not even consider it thank you very much.
Well, if you like a big mug of hot coffee this could be for you, as it is never really that strong you can afford to top up and have that second mug, go on you deserve it. Also did you know that a Columbian is the traditional coffee served after dinner? A Columbian coffee has the ideal acidity to clean your palate after eating your large but sumptuous dinner, who knew.
So why is filter overlooked as a decent home coffee, I think I know and here’s why. All filter machines decant into a glass beaker which sits on a hot plate in order to keep it warm. The aroma of a filter machine is just lovely in the home but the taste is often not as good. The reason is that the hot plate that the coffee beaker sits on just sabotages your coffee. Heating coffee after it has brewed releases toxins that taste awful, it’s as simple as that. Either drink it fresh or decant it into a flask for later, it will stay fresh tasting for up to four hours this way, brilliant. Also, a cold cup kills coffee! Try this taste test with any coffee, hot cup verses a cold cup, you will never accept a cold cup again.
The next generation of home filter coffee makers are bean to cup meaning that whole beans are placed into a hopper, the coffee is fresh ground and decants through a re-usable filter. Unfortuanatly they do still sit on a hot plate but you know now to take if or it will spoil. These next generation filter coffee makers are very reasonably priced and are so good. No waste and you can put the waste grinds on your garden. Just watch the quality of your water, but of that later. Give filter a chance, it is by far the cheapest way to get a decent long coffee at home.