Coffee Tools Distributing discusses its diverse range of coffee filters and why the pour over brewing method has stood the test of time.
Although the pour over method is a simple way of brewing coffee, many coffee filter materials and shapes exist in the specialty coffee industry to customise and enrich its flavour.
Luckily, equipment distributor Coffee Tools Distributing supplies a diverse range of coffee filters, aiming to cater to every customer need.
“We try to offer as broad a range of products as we can for the specialty coffee industry, which is our target market,” says Company Director Curtis Arnold. “I think it’s really important to support all of the different brewing methods, so more people experiment with coffee and try new things. That’s how we grow and learn, and it just adds to my enjoyment in the industry.”
Cafec, a Japanese brewing equipment company that pioneered the world’s first cone shaped filter paper for brewing coffee, is one such filter brand that Coffee Tools Distributing offers.
“Cafec are always advancing their filter products for different brewing methods. They offer different paper construction that changes water flow, and filter papers that are more suitable for light, medium and dark roasts. It’s hard to believe that a thin piece of paper has so many varieties, but Cafec keeps finding ways to improve the filter coffee experience,” Curtis says.
Fellow Japanese brand, Loca, is another company with a unique filter offering, one that Curtis says uses ceramic to “bring out the clear taste and aroma of coffee”.
“The Loca Ceramic Filter is a seemingly solid piece of artwork, but the special ceramic system is composed of countless micro-pores, measuring microns in diameter, through which coffee or other beverages are filtered. The resulting taste and aroma of your coffee or beverage is quite unique, compared to other pour over systems,” he says.
He adds that this unique ceramic technology removes 78 per cent of miscellaneous flavours, including unpleasant and salty tastes.
“The flow rate is adjustable, like a paper filter or mesh screen, and is dependent on the amount of water poured into it. Consumers can tailor-make their coffee strength by adjusting not only the amount of water poured, but by the grind type as well,” Curtis says.
Coffee Tools Distributing also stocks United States-based CoffeeSock, which creates reusable organic cotton filters for a variety of coffee brewers, from pour over to drip to traditional cones and baskets of various sizes.
“CoffeeSock filters are handmade, durable, environmentally friendly, and a reusable alternative to paper filters and nylon sacks. The cotton filters are designed to absorb some of the oils released from coffee beans yet let acids pass through. It results in a crisp cup with all the acid of paper brewed coffee without the paper taste, and all of the richness of French press, without the heavy oiliness,” says Curtis.
According to Curtis, another recyclable alternative to paper filters is the Able Disk Coffee Filter, a reusable product designed to be used with the AeroPress Coffee Maker.
“This allows more oils and a fuller bodied cup of coffee when used with the AeroPress. It also eliminates the need for paper filters, which is especially convenient when travelling.
The Standard Disk produces a fuller body cup of coffee, is thicker and should last many years of heavy use,” Curtis says.
Coffee Tools Distributing also offers the Able Kone and Able Kone Mini Filter, containing a new square-to-round hole design, polished finish, and durable construction.
“These features prevent clogging and facilitate a more even flow of water through your coffee grounds for better extraction
and consistent flavour. The updated design more effectively prevents sediment from passing through the filter and optimises water flow rate whether you’re brewing a single cup or larger batch,” says Curtis.
Curtis says last but not least, the Australia-based distributor offers the AeroPress Replacement Filter Pack, containing biodegradable, compostable paper filters.
“This pack comes with 350 AeroPress replacement filters, which equates to about one year of AeroPress-made coffee,” he says.
While pour over coffee has been embraced in the specialty coffee industry, Curtis says the filter method isn’t just for competitions and specialty coffee shops. It’s simply a straightforward way to make a delicious cup of coffee.
“Whether you’re a new home brewer or a seasoned barista, filter coffee can work for you. Pour over accentuates intricate flavours when compared to other brewing methods. This makes it a popular choice for single origin coffees since it allows the flavours and aromas to shine,” he says.
“Pour over coffee can be a great way to make your daily cup, but it all starts with choosing the right filter for you. The world of coffee filters is yours to explore, and Coffee Tools Distributing is here to help you find the best equipment to suit your tastebuds.”
For more information, visit www.coffeetools.supply
This article appears in the April 2023 edition of BeanScene. Subscribe HERE.