Filtered versus unfiltered coffee brewing.
by Carole Lusser
Recently, I have heard discussion regarding filtered coffee is more desirable than unfiltered. Why is filtered coffee more desirable? Is it healthier or more flavourful? Is coffee made in an espresso machine less healthy? It certainly is flavourful, so what's up?ANSWER:
This isn't something I have heard about...unless people are referring to the water being filtered.
As for coffee, all coffee makers filter the coffee. Drip brewers use paper filters or permanent, metal filters.
The same is true for espresso machines. They also use permanent, metal filters. If they didn't, you would end up with coffee grinds in your espresso shot.
The only coffee making method that doesn't use a filter is when you make Turkish coffee. The coffee is ground very, very fine, to the consistency of talcum powder, and it settles to the bottom of your glass or mug when you pour it.