Can I get paper filters for my coffee percolator?

by Jack
(Montrose, Colorado)

Melitta coffee filter discs for coffee percolators.

Melitta coffee filter discs for coffee percolators.


QUESTION:


I have used my coffee percolator for years now, Decades, actually. But then I read about how you should filter your coffee through paper to get rid of the “bad cholesterol”, or some such thing.

Is it even possible? Can I get filters for my percolator?

Thanks.

Jack


ANSWER:


Jack, hi

When you read about the “bad cholesterol”, that was probably about was presence of cafestol in coffee. Cafestol is found within the oils you get in coffee, and is a stimulator of LDL cholesterol levels in your body.

Put another way, if you have high cholesterol and you drink coffee that hasn’t been filtered through paper, that’s probably not a good thing.

If you do filter your coffee through paper, the paper filter absorbs most of the cafestol and your problem is solved.

As for whether you can get paper filters that fit in a coffee percolator, the answer is yes. Melitta makes 3 1/2 inch filters that fit most percolators.

If you can’t get them locally, Melitta Disc Coffee Filters For Percolators .

I hope this solves the problem!

Best wishes,

Nick

Comments for Can I get paper filters for my coffee percolator?

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 09, 2015
Square or round...
by: pistachio

There are two types of paper percolator coffee filters.

One is the disc type / a round piece of filter paper with a hole punched in the center. They fit over the stem and sit at the bottom of the percolator coffee basket.

The Second is the square type / a square piece filter paper with holes punched in to the center and four more, one at each corner
You put the center one over the stem and fill the basket with coffee then put each of the corners over the stem making a kind of package for the grounds.

You may have noticed that the percolator basket had some side slots where water pass through so the square 5 punch filters will trap those oils moreso than the disk one hole filters.

Additionally,,,no matter what,,, the square papers have more surface area thus more trapping of those oils.

just to say,,, what is coffee about... certainly,, it is About Those Oils !

I have liked perc coffee because of the more raw and robust flavor than drip, simply said, more depth of flavor.

When I compare the taste of perc with or without filters I prefer by far the non filter brew.

In addition.... I suggest for anyone who does not drink their coffee Black that a dose of Heavy Cream is a trip to heaven.....




Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions about Coffee.

health benefits of coffee

This 9-page report tells you about some of the surprising, and important health benefits of drinking coffee.

This report is yours FREE when you sign up for the Coffee Detective Newsletter

"The Health Benefits of
Drinking Coffee"

Sign up below and we'll provide a link where you can download your report immediately.

Email

Name

Then

Your e-mail address is totally secure, and will be used only to send you The Coffee Detective Newsletter.



What's new...

  1. Our review of a Malawi peaberry coffee from Pinebrook Coffee Roasters.

    This is the first time we have reviewed a coffee from Malawi. A dark roasted but surprisingly delicate brew.

    Read More

  2. Why would I ever want to join a coffee club?

    QUESTION: I don’t get it. I keep coming across new coffee companies that are pitching a subscription-based coffee club. You've featured some of these

    Read More

  3. Our review of a Yirgacheffe coffee from Atlas Coffee Club.

    This is mellow Yirgacheffee coffee from Ethiopia, which surprises with a bloom of boldness in the back of the mouth.

    Read More

  4. Our review of Divergent Coffee’s Signature Blend IV.

    This is a super-dark coffee blend that tastes way better than we had expected. From Divergent Coffee.

    Read More




The Best Coffee Blogs of 2016 by Market Inspector