This metal filter system was developed as a permanent alternative to the paper filter to get the best tasting coffee. Due to its absorbent properties paper removes most oils and fats from the liquid to be filtered. This means that not only the coffee-grounds are retained, but also the brewing colloids (flavour carriers in the coffee). On the other hand, the solids are separated purely mechanically from the liquid by the micro pores of the permanent metal filter. The gold plating of the filter is chemically neutral which eliminates every influence to taste. The metal filter itself is made by using the latest digital laser electroforming technology. This technology is also used in the manufacture of computer circuitry. This results in pure and great tasting coffee as the genuine and original flavour of coffee is fully preserved. By cleaning in your usual dishwashing manner your goldfilter stays hygienically clean for years and ready for use at any time.
The first product developed was the conical or cone shaped goldfilter. This was designed to replace paper for use in most brands of 6-12 cup coffee filter machines or dripolators as they are sometimes called. This was followed by the one-cup goldfilter design which due to its convex shaped filter and diameter is suitable to sit on top of most size cups and mugs and you just pour enough hot water in at the top to suit the size of the cup underneath. The goldfilter one-cup coffee filter is the 21st Century version of the older 20th Century full metal one-cup coffee filter of Northern Europe. Metal filter technology has a long tradition in coffee making and in one form or another is the basis behind other coffee making styles such as Cafetiere/French Press/Plunger, Stovetop Espresso and Espresso Machine.
One Cup Filter History
Left : 1940’s Silver Plate* Middle: 1970’s Stainless Steel* Right: 2005 Goldfilter (Lids off)
Left : 1940’s Silver Plate Middle: 1970’s Stainless Steel Right: 2005 Goldfilter(Filter unit off and on lids to catch drips)