Trade Paper for Gold

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I love my coffee in the morning.  Sometimes I use a french press or our cappuccino maker on the weekends.  Generally though, we make a big pot in our Krups coffee maker that covers a cup for husband as he heads out the door and the rest for me to get me through the morning.  
A neighbor told me about the gold filter they use for their coffee.  They have had it for 10 years.  Yes, 10 years AND it looks like new.  You can toss it in the dishwasher and it comes out sparkling clean.  How did I not know about this?  The coffee maker we have is from our bridal registry and I guess I wasn’t thinking about filters when we were busy scanning fun items for our new home.  
The gold filter costs somewhere between $10-$15.  There are a variety of sizes based on the brand of your machine.  I found a Krups filter at Bed, Bath and Beyond, which is comparable to Amazon pricing.  Watch for the correct size pot in addition to brand.  
I’ve heard some people have issue with the basket filters vs the cone filter.  Slow drainage I believe.  Maybe some readers have had some experience and can share in the comments.  
Switching to a gold filter will certainly pay for itself when you think about how much you spend on coffee filters, especially if you buy the unbleached kind.  Plus it’s a great way to further reduce paper in your kitchen.
How do you take your coffee?  French Press or coffee maker? 

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About Emily Roach

Green Boston mom of three young children. Focused on family nutrition, wholesome recipes, and an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Comments

  1. I love this! We have been using a gold filter since we bought our Grind N Brew YEARS ago. It really is so simple and it's just one less thing to go out in the kitchen trash.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Your Green Resource, Emily!

  2. I never knew there was such as a gold filter! When our last Bodum glass broke we went with a boiling pot of water and coarsely ground coffee, stir it, let it sit and pour through a tea strainer. Simple, that is what we have right now.

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