Coffee Filter Disk

by Ann
(New York)


QUESTION:


Hi,

Back in the early 70's, my mom made percolated coffee using a coffee filter disk that was already filled and ready to pop in the percolator. Are these types of pre-measured percolator filter disks still available??

Thank you,

Ann


ANSWER:

Ann, hi

Thanks for the interesting question!

I’m not familiar with any pre-filled coffee pods for use in percolators.

If anyone reading this knows more, please share by using the comment function below.

However, Melitta does make a filter that you can fill with your own coffee and then use in a percolator.

You can get them at Amazon: Melitta Percolator Coffee Filters

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Jul 21, 2014
coffee packs (pods)
by: Anonymous

I use to use them all the time!! Wish they wud come bak. I love percolated coffee!!

Nov 25, 2013
Folger coffee
by: Anonymous

Sams club carried these prefilled coffee disks for several years but no longer have them. Perhaps they are discontinued too bad. I liked them. no mess

Nov 18, 2013
Max Pax were invented by Paul Perlman
by: Judith Perlman

Max Pax were invented by my father, Paul Perlman. He manufactured restaurant coffee machines and had developed a machine that would hold coffee wrapped in filter-paper against a spreader-plate with a hole in the center. Hot water, a few degrees short of boiling, would come from the hole and pass through the filter-paper, and the coffee would pressure brew within the filter-paper, getting a good extraction from the pressure but less of the bitter oils that would be released by boiling water.

He was at a friend's home where he saw how messy the clean-up was for a percolator brewer. He quickly thought of adapting the coffee in filter-paper idea. He offered it to General Foods for nothing more than the promise to package coffee in filter-paper for his restaurant coffee machines, which General Foods did.

I have fond memories of coming downstairs, grabbing a bag of coffee out of the freezer, placing it into the basket and the basket into the coffee-machine tied into the water supply on the kitchen counter. Place a clean, empty pot under the basket and hit the button. Start your toast, get your cup ready and there's the full pot! Hmmmnn.

Have a clean vacuum pot ready to hold the extra coffee so it won't be burnt by the time the lazy-birds wake up. 17 minutes on the burner will kill the coffee.

Sep 04, 2013
Max Pax Were Great
by: Patrick Pence

In 1970 General Foods Corp introduced Max Pax, the first commercially available "ground coffee filter rings” (aka: coffee disks). The Max Pax filters were named so as to complement General Foods' Maxwell House coffee brand. The Max Pax coffee filter rings were designed for use in percolators, and each ring contained a pre-measured amount of coffee grounds that were sealed in a self-contained paper filter. The sealed rings resembled the shape of a doughnut, and the small hole in the middle of the ring enabled the coffee filter ring to be placed in the metal percolator basket around the protruding convection (percolator) tube.

These small Max pax (disks) were a greta improvement because the amount of coffee contained in the rings was pre-measured; also, the filter paper was strong enough to hold all the coffee grounds within the sealed paper. After use, the coffee filter ring could be easily removed from the basket and discarded. This relieved consumers of the messy task of cleaning out the remaining wet coffee grounds from the percolator basket.

With the introduction of the electric drip coffee maker in the early 1970s, the popularity of percolators plummeted, and so did the market for the self-contained ground coffee filters. In 1976, General Foods discontinued the manufacture of Max Pax, and by the end of the decade, even generic ground coffee filter rings were no longer available on U.S. supermarket shelves.

About five years ago, I was able to purchase a metal can of un-opened Max Pax pre-measured coffee filters, off of Ebay.

Nov 07, 2012
New Name
by: Anonymous

Feel I should add for others that the Maxwell House Max-Pak name was discontinued, and was changed to Maxwell House Filter Packs. They can be found on Amazon.

Apr 08, 2012
Percolator filters
by: Jeff

I 2nd that Maxwell House comment if I'm not mistaken they were called Max-Pax filters if that is the correct spelling and the taste and aroma was outstanding by a very wide margin to any coffee I have ever tasted.

Feb 21, 2011
disc coffee filters
by: CFThomas

I just found 2 unopened packs of Melitta disc filters at my local thrift store. I`ve been looking fot these for years. As to the comment about filled percolator filters, I remember them, too. I believe Maxwell House made them. One filter made 10 cups, a normal perc. size.

Mar 22, 2010
Disk Coffee Filters
by: Vincent

Melitta also have round disk filters for percolators for 3.5 inch basket. Very hard to find in stores, Melitta #628354

You might check:
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1279893

http://www.shopwiki.com/Melitta+3.5+Inch+Disc+Coffee+Filters

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