S Filter - A Reusable Coffee Filter for the AeroPress
Over at Kickstarter there's a really neat single serve coffee project that needs more backers to make it happen - the S Filter - a Reusable Coffee Filter for the Aeropress. The S Filter is an ultra-fine steel filter for AeroPress (read our review of the Aeropress here) coffee maker, and it's designed to last for years. With more than 50,000 holes per square inch, it will filter smaller particles than any other metal filter (by far), and it won't clog, fray or absorb oils.
We like the reusable part because we're eco-friendly here at Single Serve Coffee. We also think the fine ultra-fine mesh and results from it look good to us in the video after the jump - so good in fact we're going to be a backer.
Here's some of the benefits of the S Filter - A Reusable Coffee Filter for the Aeropress.
- It's truly reusable.
- It allows flavorful coffee oils into the cup (unlike paper).
- It's made of 100% stainless steel (no plastic or silicone).
- It's sustainable.
Check out the video from Kaffeologie - a Seattle business that designs and builds reusable stainless steel coffee filters. It is run by two entrepreneurs, Nate and John, who founded the company in 2009.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at July 26, 2012 7:55 AM
Nate Jones says:
Great question. We think the S Filter is a stronger design solution on a number of fronts:
1. It's a finer filter. Our filter has openings of only 60 microns, which is several times smaller than even the Disk Fine.
2. Our mesh + steel ring design allows us to engineer both finer holes and a stronger frame, so the filter feels much sturdier and will probably last much longer under typical use than the Disk Fine.
3. The mesh design allows us to space holes very close together, while the plate steel of the Disk Fine requires a much less dense pattern of openings. This means the S Filter will filter more evenly and easily than the Disk Fine.
4. Finally, the Disk Fine is optically etched, and our filter is woven. Optical etching involves eating away the metal with toxic acids, and we don't feel comfortable with that. We'll put up a report on our production footprint in the next day or two on the website, so you can check their for more info.
Hopefully this is helpful. Let me know if you have any more questions!