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Old 10-08-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
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Are there paper filters for french presses?

I've just bought a french press and the only thing I dislike is the impossible-to-avoid bits of grounds/soot at the bottom of the cup. From my experience with drip makers, paper filters allow less to pass through than mesh metal filters. So I was thinking if I could find a paper filter for my press it would be perfect. Do these exist and/or where might I find them?


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Old 10-08-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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French presses are by design meant to be unfiltered. That's the whole point of them. You might be able to filter the coffee after you make it, though.

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Old 10-08-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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Like Jenny said, you can make your coffee and then filter it after the fact. To me, that would be a pain though. The best thing to do, IMO, is to learn to just not drink the last sip or two.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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Use a coarser grind than for drip.

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