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Topic: SwissGold Filter makes all the difference (8 msgs / 158 lines)
1) From: Coffee
Hi,
I guess my taste has been getting more selective as I've been  
concentrating on the coffee flavors. Lately I've been able to taste  
the "paper" from the filter in my drip. It's annoying enough that I  
haven't been using it. I've mostly been using the vacuum pot. I just  
bought a SwissGold filter from Sweet Maria's and wow! It really makes  
a huge difference.
I guess there is a bit of irony here. Getting great coffee with subtle  
flavors also lets you pick out the flaws easier. First I could taste  
stale, now paper. :-P
-Peter
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2) From: Rich Adams
What brand of filters?
I haven't picked up on any paper taste from the Melitta filters I use 
occasionally.  I too have been sticking with a vacuum pot lately.  When I do 
use the Melitta #6 sized cone I rinse the filter under hot tap water while 
it's inserted in the cone prior to use.
Respectfully,
Rich Adams

3) From: Coffee
They are Melitta filters... Never tried rinsing it.
-Peter
On May 13, 2008, at 6:56 AM, Rich Adams wrote:
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4) From: Larry English
Filtropa filters (Sweet Maria's sells them) are much more taste-neutral than
the Melitta.   I don't pick up the paper taste with them, and I have with
Melitta filters sometimes.
Larry
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:04 AM, Coffee  wrote:
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5) From: Morris Nelson
Does anyone have an opinion using something like cheesecloth? Enough layers
to allow to actually catch the grounds? This may be a silly question, but
may trigger a serious idea.....
Morris

6) From: Sandy Andina
I'e found that the "paper" taste mostly occurs with the "natural"  
brown Melitta and Filtropa filters; the white Melittas taste quite  
neutral and from what I've heard do not contain any measurable bleach  
residue (what the bleaching process may do to wastewater may be  
another matter).  The SwissGold allows more oils and very fine  
particles to get through and thus the brew taste is stronger and  
texture a bit more robust.
Sandy Andina
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On May 13, 2008, at 8:56 AM, Rich Adams wrote:
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7) From: Bill
Don't know about cheesecloth, but there are certainly cloth filters, like on
the yama vac pot.  or some aeropressers rave about polyester felt filters...
 so yes, there are various filter materials out there.  isn't there a thread
on such on CG?bill in wyo
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8) From: Larry Williams
I did a taste test with the Melitta white and tan filters.  The white 
filters did not impart any taste.  The tan filters gave off a taste 
that I didn't want in the coffee.
Larry
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