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Coffee maker doesn't need paper filter

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This stainless steel coffee maker brews coffee at home with no need for the traditional paper filter. The maker can be placed over a mug cup or pot to brew directly into. The thin film of oil covering coffee beans is trapped by paper coffee filters. Aficionados believe this results in an inferior cup of coffee. The device can brew up to 4 cups at a time.

1,680 yen.

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Can't understand what they're trying to say.Does it have paper or not? It brews an inferior cup ?

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It doesnt have paper because paper filters diminish the quality of coffee beans. But I do not understand where are the steel parts.

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This stainless steel coffee maker brews coffee at home

That's nice. Where does it live?

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Why is this news???

Swiss gold filters have been on the market for more than 20 years!

I know that here in Japan for some reason they cost ¥5000 but back home they are around ¥1000 they come just like this or you can get the ones that fit where your paper filter usually goes on any normal drip coffee maker the 24 K gold plating means not metal taste transfer.

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I thought paper filters went out with Hall, Oates and the Commodore 64.

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A very ambigious, confusing article..

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gold/metal filters are hell to clean up...and if you don't clean em well, your coffee will suck...stick to paper filters...

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Limbo: Yes, I bought myself such a coffeemaker 25 years ago from Siemens. I don't use now (I left it in Germany), but once I visit there, I can still use it.

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The cleaning of metal screen filters wastes a huge amount of water rinsing them off.

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... or you could just do what I did ever since my last coffee machine broke, I just bought a cheap kettle with an interior mesh filter (the type you use for making tea). Dump the coffee beans in and about an hour later I have excellent coffee, in fact far superior to the coffee I got from my old coffee machine. No filters (because the beans aren't ground), no fuss, and a bit slower to make a new pot, but once it's made it's almost as quick as a coffee machine, plus leaving the beans whole in the water seems to result in amazing coffee, and the beans survive longer (anyone else tired of throwing away half pots of coffee because it's been brewed down to intolerable thickness by your coffee machine?).

Bah humbug to this hi-tech toy.

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It has a mesh screen instead of a paper filter. It's essentially a variation on the French press (Japanese: kohii puressu), but probably inferior. For single-serving no-fuss coffee at the office or home, I highly recommend a French press. Get one with all metal and glass parts. These are easier to clean, and the glass does not absorb the smells that plastic does.

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Paper filters?! We don't need no stinkin' paper filters!

@nessie

For single-serving no-fuss coffee at the office or home, I highly recommend a French press. Get one with all metal and glass parts. These are easier to clean, and the glass does not absorb the smells that plastic does.

Do you do infomercials?

These things have been around ages. I had one 5 years ago.

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Yeah, I saw the title of this and thought "Don't they already make ones that don't need paper filters...?"

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Dump the coffee beans in and about an hour later I have excellent coffee, in fact far superior to the coffee I got from my old coffee machine.

isnt the coffee cold after one hour? when do you warm the coffee - before or after.

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the only coffee maker worth bying and introduced by JT is the espresso coffee maker but it was very expensive

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whats the name of this product where can I get it, who made it? useless...

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EbiChiri you do have a point, & I have been using paper filters for ages in Canada, but then not that much water is wasted if one uses a brush along with the water. Something I do with my old coffee maker.

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...Paper filters remove oily components called diterpenes ; these organic compounds , present in unfiltered coffee , appear to increase the risk of coronary heart disease . Metal or plastic mesh filters do not remove these components...

Something to contemplate...

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Has anyone been to Vietnam? Everyone uses paperless filters there. They use the French cafe filtre system. I don't know how old that is, but they must have been commonplace when France was a colonial power in Asia a long time ago.

I also used to have an excellent Toshiba machine. You put whole beans in a the grinder on the machine and ground the beans. I then boiled water and dripped it through the grinder. The bottom of the grinder was a fine mesh. It was a great design. I gave it away to a friend who used to drink and offer me instant coffee when I got an espresso machine.

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Forget filters and meshes, just drink that Turkish coffee and I will read your fortune ^^

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French press is the preferred method of brewing for conneiseurs, and it's the "official" best brewing method for "artisan" coffee chains like Starbucks.

I was a barista for several years, however, and rarely used a french press at home. To get the full potential out of it, you really need to grind the beans at home right before brewing, on a coarse setting that cheap grinders don't even offer and some expensive grinders don't do well.

Overall, it's a lot of work and expensive in the end.

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