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About Filtropa Paper Coffee Filters
Filtropa filters, manufactured in The Netherlands, are of the highest quality. We offer them in the #4 size only at this time. Filtropa manufactures them from specially compounded paper that is completely free of taste and smell and which has high strength when wet. They are then environmentally whitened without bleach. Paper used by Filtropa for their coffee filters is approved by the international Food and Drug Administration.
Paper filters hold coffee grounds and allow water to steep through for a clean, clear beverage; paper also traps coffee oils which some believe can lower cholesterol levels, as opposed to brewing in open pots. Grind coffee for drip grind when using these filters, a grit that is like raw sugar. Grinding too fine will overextract negative flavors and extend brew time. Ideal brew time is about six minutes.
The #4 size is by far the most common and fits most 8 -12 cup coffeemakers that use cone shaped filters. The #2 filters are used for small electric brewers and single cup pourovers of the appropriate size.