A porcelain coffee filter is practical because it does not require a coffee machine. Find out below how this works and how you can brew perfect filter coffee with a ceramic coffee filter.
How does the porcelain coffee filter work?
The porcelain coffee filter is actually not a coffee filter at all, but rather a coffee filter holder: It is a kind of filter-shaped cup attachment that is placed on a conventional coffee cup. Unfortunately, the coffee filter cannot do without paper: A coffee filter must also be placed in the holder made of porcelain or ceramic, because the porcelain filter itself does not have a filter system, but is only equipped with a hole at the lowest point through which the finished Coffee drips into the cup.
- Also read - Everything you need to know about coffee filter sizes
- Also read - Folding the coffee filter correctly
- Also read - Cleaning the coffee filter: Here's how it works
How much does the ceramic coffee filter cost?
The porcelain coffee filter not only saves electricity costs, it is also very inexpensive to purchase: The filter costs ten to twenty euros in stores or online.
What should be considered when brewing coffee with the porcelain filter?
In principle, the porcelain coffee filter works in a similar way to a filter coffee machine. The only difference is that you manually add the water to the coffee powder.
You should therefore observe the same things that you should pay attention to with every simple filter coffee machine:
- Choose a coffee powder with a medium grind (4 to 5). This is important so that the water can absorb enough coffee aroma, but also not absorb too much of the ingredients, so that the coffee tastes bitter. With the porcelain coffee filter, the water is in contact with the coffee powder for around two minutes - just like a conventional filter coffee machine. A medium grind is recommended so that the coffee tastes neither too strong nor bitter (if the grind is too fine) or too weak and not very aromatic (if the grind is too coarse).
- Correct folding of the coffee filter is also important. You can find out what to look out for here. Alternatively, you can also make coffee filters yourself.
- The right temperature of the water also plays a role in the taste of your coffee. Coffee professionals swear by an optimal temperature of 92 to 96 degrees. If the water is hotter, part of the aroma evaporates; if the water is cooler, the acidic notes of the coffee are emphasized. So let the water stand for a few minutes after boiling.
- Coffee filter manufacturers also advertise different pore sizes and special features such as particularly aromatic pores. The pore size does not differ significantly, however. You can learn more about pore sizes here.
The perfect filter coffee with the ceramic coffee filter
- Ceramic coffee filters
- coffee pot
- Kettle or pot
- Correct size paper filters
- Coffee powder, ground medium coarse
- tap water
1. Grind the coffee powder
For the perfect coffee enjoyment, it is advisable to use freshly ground coffee powder as possible. You can get both simple electric and hand-operated coffee grinders for home use for less than 30 euros. Very cheap even for ten euros. However, it remains to be seen whether you will be able to enjoy it for a long time.
Grind the coffee coarsely. Feel free to experiment a little with the grind and find out for yourself which grind your coffee tastes best with.
2. Put on the coffee filter
Find a suitable coffee cup. The coffee filter should fit on it without wobbling. Also try beforehand with cold water how much water you can put into the filter without the cup overflowing.
The porcelain filter should be clean when you use it to prevent old aromas from affecting the taste of your coffee.
3. Put in paper filter
Fold your paper filter as you normally would. Coffee connoisseurs advise rinsing the filter briefly under warm water before use so that the paper aroma is lost. Then spread the paper filter in the porcelain filter.
4th. Coffee powder
Many coffee drinkers find it difficult to use the right amount of coffee powder. The rule of thumb is: one teaspoon per cup or. 7.7g per 125ml. However, if you are a fan of strong coffee, you can definitely add a little more, if you like your coffee rather weak, it can also be a little less. Just experiment and find the perfect size yourself!
However, it is not just the amount that is important, but also how it is distributed: The coffee powder should be as loose and evenly distributed in the filter as possible. So spread it with the spoon after pouring it in until a smooth surface is created. But don't push it too hard!
Heat water in a kettle or on the stove. Let it cool down briefly after boiling and then pour it carefully and evenly onto the coffee powder. Make sure that you only put as much water into the filter as the cup can hold!
Prepare your coffee with milk and / or sugar according to your taste and drink it as hot as possible - then it tastes best!Tips & Tricks Coffee connoisseurs recommend moistening the coffee powder before the brewing process for a perfect coffee taste: Distribute a little water in circular movements from the inside out on the coffee powder and wait a few minutes. The coffee powder will bulge slightly. Then pour the remaining water over it.