These zero waste coffee filters offer alternatives for the millions of people who use them. Not everyone does, but they are very popular in cafes (or hair salons often use them, when offering a coffee to customers). But most conventional disposable filters are bleached with chlorine, which causes harm to our waters, when disposed of.
- CoffeeSock (US) is made by hand in Texas. It costs 25% of the cost of premium paper filters and brews brighter than a French press, and richer than a paper filter. Just brew, rinse and hang to dry. Each pack lasts around 1 year (replaces around 500 filters) then compost.
- This Stainless Steel Reusable Coffee Filter is designed to last 20 years. Sit it on top of a mug or jug, add ground coffee and boiling water. It’s easy to clean and dishwasher safe. The wide mouth and handle is perfect for resting in teapots, mugs, cups or glass bottles, and the fine mesh filters the smallest grounds. Remove stains with baking soda, dissolved in warm water.
- If You Care Unbleached Coffee Filters are disposable. But they are unbleached (they are brown) and sold in a pack of 100 for no.4 size filters. Just place one one filter in the cone or basket, add 1 teaspoon of coffee for each cup, then you can compost the filter after use.