How to cure your hemp filter

Here is how to curing and using your hemp filter. 

(Our video will be up shortly ..but  it’s super easy to do without one..soooo) 

1. Remove your filter from the packaging and grab a saucepan and add bout 1 inch of water . 

2.  Put your filter in the pan and bring the water to a boil

3. Add about half a tablespoon of baking soda and a single tablespoon of coffee grounds to the pot. You can use used or new grounds.  

4. Boil the mixture for about 3 min. 

5. Rinse the filter until you feel there is no slippery feel from the baking soda.   ... Your good to go. 

Now a few tips for using the filter and making great coffee...

Now a few tips for using the filter and making great coffee...

1. Make sure you're using medium to medium coarse ground coffee. Your grind affects the taste a lot by slowing down or speeding up the brew time. You want your coffee to take about 3.5 to 4.5 min to make to get proper extraction. Using too fine a grind or a bad grinder (the kind with blades that spin around) can leave a lot of fine dust in the grounds which will clog the filter, slow it down and make the coffee bitter and full of sludge.  On the other hand, even with a good grinder, using too coarse of grounds can make the water flow through too fast, leaving you with watery, under extracted coffee. To fully dork out and get amazing coffee, you need to find the right balance.... and really fresh well roasted beans.  

2. After using your filter for a while you need to clean it. Coffee oils will start to build up in your filter. Coffee oils tend to taste rather metallic and bad after just a few days so you need to get that stuff out of your filter ASAP. Do this by re-boiling your filter with some vinegar in a saucepan. You can also use dishwashing detergent which is really good at removing oils. Just be sure to boil your filter after to get all the soap out.

3. Besides these few things, using a cloth filter is pretty simple and can be an eco-friendly and simple filter to use and get great coffee results with. Feel free to email us with questions or, if you like the community thing, join our FB group called "pour over coffee lovers" to talk to other coffee dorks about how they use their gear.

Happy Brewing.