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Topic: Gold filters (8 msgs / 173 lines)
1) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
Ryuji Suzuki (BTW, I like your posts, thanks for all the information) wrote
in the "Bleached vs. Unbleached Filters" thread:
" ... the flavor of coffee made with SwissGold differs from paper a half as
much as french press does from vacuum pot ... "
One of our friends, who is a chemist, told us that coffee from "Gold"
filters tastes usually better because gold, although quite stable, acts as
some catalyst and improves the coffee taste.
Any comments?
Cheers, Lubos
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2) From: Alex Fitch
I am considering the purchase of a swiss Gold filter for my drip  
machine. I was wondering how the "Swiss Gold" differ from other "gold"  
filters. Does anyone have any insight on the differences? Is it just a  
quality thing?
Thanks.
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Alex Fitch
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3) From: Seth Grandeau
Most are "gold color" filters and not actual gold.  Gold is non-reactive, so
it should not impart any off tastes.  I switched from the free one that came
with my coffee maker to a swiss gold and the coffee seems to taste better,
but I would not say the difference is huge.  The swissgold also seems to
clean up nicer than the fake one did, which started to get stained.
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4) From: Eddie Dove
Alex,
The difference is in the cup.  Seriously.
The Swissgold filter is 23 karat gold that will not impart a metallic
taste whereas the "Gold Tone" filters may impart a metallic taste
depending on your palate.  The Swissgold is made from a sheet, a foil
with perfectly sized slots for optimum brewing extraction whereas the
"Gold Tone" filters are most commonly woven wire that has more of a
tendency to trap those things that can turn rancid and impart off
flavors to your coffee as well as allow a lot more particles to pass
through into the brew, which will eventually over extract and add
bitterness to the cup.  The Swissgold is dishwasher safe.
For more information: http://www.swissgold.com/pdf/swissgold_flyer_englisch.pdfHope this helps ...
Eddie
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5) From: Dave Huddle
This thread reminds me -  anyone here ever heard of the  'rittergold'
one cup filter?    I bought one ~30+ years ago and gave up on it after
a few tries.    Back then I was brewing grocery store pre-ground
Foulgers, or similar stuff.
So recently I dug out the device and brewed some home roast with it.
I like it much better than the Swiss  Gold one cupper that Tom
carried.    I forget which bean I brewed, but it was ground at the 15
setting on  my Anfim Haus grinder.    There was negligible  sludge in
the cup.   I reckon I'll be using the rittergold more often now.
Dave
Westerville, OH
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6) From: Clay Spence
Dave,
I have a Rittergold, a cone filter, and use it every day at work in my
Technivorm. At least, I think it's a Rittergold, it's at work so I can't
check it right now. I've had it about 20-25 years. I like it better than
paper filters; it doesn't remove as much of the oils (?), but it does allow
a little sediment through.
I also have a Swiss Gold one-cup filter. Since this and the Rittergold are
different sizes I'm not sure it's fair to compare the two. I use the Swiss
Gold, but I think I like the coffee from other one-cuppers better, like a
one-cup French Press or a Mocha Pot Americano.
Clay
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7) From: Dave Huddle
My rittergold is a one cupper - sits on the cup and has a cover that
lets water in around the edges.   When brewing is done, the cover can
be turned over so the filter can sit on it.
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8) From: raymanowen
"just a quality thing"
Define "quality"
If you read their advertising copy, note that the Swissgold is 23 carat gold
plated...
24 karat gold is as pure as gold can be refined reasonably without resorting
to laboratory procedures. It is very soft and has all the chemical qualities
of gold.
24 karat gold wears very poorly.
No coffee filter uses 24k perforated gold sheets. No coffee filter uses
24k...None.
23 carat gold is completely different metallurgy than pure gold, as
stainless steel is from wrought iron. Gold plated macht nichts, if it's 100%
plated.
23 carat is harder than 24k gold, but the chemical properties differ just as
the mechanical properties differ.
What quality will you accept?
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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