If, like most of us, coffee is part of your daily routine, you may not have even considered the pros and cons of using paper filters versus metal filters to make your favourite cuppa joe. While we support all kinds of coffee consumption, there are certain proven benefits of using pour-over drip bags rather than a French Press (or plunger).
The Benefits of Coffee Drip Bags
Because metal filters aren’t nearly as fine as paper, they often don’t capture everything poured into them. From tiny granules of coffee – called micro-fines – to unwanted oils, using a French Press often gives your coffee a cloudy, murkier appearance than its paper counterpart.
Added Heart Health
A stimulator of LDL cholesterol levels, cafestol often seeps through metal filters and into your cup of coffee. While caffeine in and of itself is beneficial to the heart, long term use of metal filters creates an added risk of cardiovascular pathologies, especially when the coffee is decaffeinated.
In paper filters, such as our coffee drip bags, cafestol is almost entirely absorbed by the paper. In essence, paper filters = better heart health.
Cleaner Look & Taste
Because oils oxidise easily through metal filters, the taste of your coffee will also change significantly, even over the relatively short amount of time it takes you to consume it.
Alternately, paper filters capture these small sediments and oils, and in doing so, create a brighter cup of coffee both in terms of appearance and taste. Paper filters are known to create a sweeter, fruitier, and all-around ‘cleaner’ cup of coffee.
If you’ve never experienced the struggle of taking out the rubbish only to have the bag break and spill a mountain of old coffee grinds everywhere, are you even really a coffee drinker? While seasoned French Press users often opt to dump their grinds down the drain, its not unheard of for it to aid in drain cloggage.
With our convenient coffee drippie bags, it’s use it and lose it, making clean-up a piece of cake.
While yes, you could argue that single use paper filters aren’t as beneficial to the environment as reusable metal filters, we’re proud to say that our drippie bags are biodegradable! After drinking, throw them straight into the compost pile, or top it off with some soil and watch your little seedlings grow.
And because our drip bags are designed to be compact and easy to carry around, they are ultimately more convenient than packing a plunger on your next camping trip or even morning beach walk. All you need is hot water and your favourite coffee mug, and you’re set.
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