Genuine Aeropress Filters (pack 350), Metal Filters for Aeropress Coffee Maker
Aeropress Coffee: Paper Paper vs Metal Pros & Cons You Need to Know
When you purchase an Aeropress, you’ll receive the device with a pack of 350 paper filters.
These filters are a key part of the process, and they work to turn water and coffee grounds into deliciously bold coffee after pressing the plunger.
You can choose from different types of filters, though. The Aeropress Coffee Maker comes with paper micro-filters, but you can buy different types of metal filters.
The type of filter that you choose makes a big difference in the taste of your morning cup of coffee.
Paper Filters for Aeropress Coffee Maker
These filters are made of an environmentally safe quality of paper that is single-use disposable.
The paper microfilters that we sell on our site are Aeropress Aerobie brand, and extremely reliable and safe to use.
You can use the paper filters for the standard and inverted method. You can use it by adding a single filter to the filter cap before adding hot water to the ground coffee inside the brew chamber.
When you use a paper Aeropress micro filter, your coffee comes out bold and smooth. The texture and taste are similar to drip coffee or a darker pour over coffee.
When you’re brewing coffee with a paper filter, you’ll be able to get rid of some of the coffee oils and grounds that might slip through a metal mesh filter.
Shop Genuine Aeropress Coffee Filters here.
Metal Filters for Aeropress
The metal filters offer an entirely different taste to Aeropress coffee.
Because the holes are slightly larger and more spread out in the mesh, some of the coffee oils and grounds slip through.
This makes coffee that is similar to french press coffee, which is bold, full bodied, and robust. If you prefer your coffee this way, a metal filter might be perfect for you.
We offer a few different types of metal mesh filters here.
Able Stainless Steel Aeropress Metal Filter
The Able filter is a metal filter that comes in two sizes: standard or fine. These filters are made to last a lifetime.
The “fine” Able filter is about 1⁄3 the thickness of the standard size.
These filters are made entirely of stainless steel and 100% USA made. You can buy either size filter here.
Reusable Aeropress Metal Filter
FrenchPressCoffee.com sells reusable metal filters. These come in a standard size, 250 mesh count. You can buy reusable metal filters here.
Fellow Prismo Filter Attachment
The Fellow Prismo is an attachment that replaces the plastic filter cap on your Aeropress.
It was designed with a mesh metal filter and pressure valve to recreate the espresso experience without an espresso machine.
The pressure valve produces crema that you’d find on a deliciously pulled espresso shot. The attachment comes with an easy-to-clean metal filter.
Shop Fellow Prismo Attachment here.
What Are the Best Aeropress Filters to Buy?
Figuring out the best Aeropress filters to buy is a decision that depends on a couple of things!
If you want Aeropress coffee filters that are the easiest to use and produce the cleanest tasting coffee, we suggest using Genuine AeroPress paper micro-filters.
With these, you filter out the most coffee grit, leaving you with the smoothest Aeropress coffee.
They're also the easiest because you can just toss them in the garbage after one use, and you don't have to worry about cleaning an extra Aeropress part.
If you're looking for an metal filter for AeroPress that is more environmentally friendly and makes coffee that resembles the bold, robust flavors of a french press, we recommend the metal filters for Aeropress Coffee Maker.
With the metal filters, you don't have to worry about wasting paper.
Because the mesh has slightly bigger holes than the paper filters, you'll get some of the natural coffee oils in your cup of Aeropress coffee.
For a fun, creative way to enjoy your Aeropress coffee as espresso, try the Fellow Prismo.
It works as a pressurizing valve that builds enough momentum to produce creamy, frothy crema at the top of your Aeropress coffee, just like a double espresso you'd order at a cafe.
No filter is better than the other. It all depends on your personal preferences and the way you enjoy your Aeropress coffee.
If you like smooth coffee with fewer oils, try the paper filters that come with your Aeropress purchase.
If you prefer bold, robust coffee with some of the oils left over, try one of the reusable metal filters.
You can’t go wrong with trying them all!