There are some things I can’t believe I don’t figure out on my own. Like reusable coffee filters, what a great idea. Too bad I just bought a whole case of filters that will last the entire season. If you don’t purchase in bulk like me then why not make a simple switch that could help reduce the amount of trash you produce? And even better yet, ask your favorite coffee shop to do the same.
It’s 7 a.m. – did you forget to pick up coffee filters yesterday?
The BiteBrew-tal. We know some Americanos who start getting frothy at the mouth without their morning cappuccino. Mocha better choice for yourself and the planet, and pick up a reusable filter.
The Benefits It’s grande for the earth. Paper trash (such as regular coffee filters) takes up 40% of landfill space, and the chlorine used to bleach most filters lets off carcinogenic dioxins.
- A thriftier cuppa. Regular paper coffee filters cost only about $10 for a year’s supply, but reusable filters save you money in the long run.
- Not taking a latte your time. Reusable options are easy to clean.
- If 10,000 Biters switch from disposable to reusable filters, in a year we’ll save enough paper to fill 127 burlap coffee bean sacks.
Jen’s used a reusable single-serve coffee filter for her morning cup since her coffeemaker went haywire one morning, and she hasn’t looked back since.
- Swissgold One Cup Brew Filter – this single-serve filter is made from plastic but doesn’t require any energy ($18).
- Mr. Coffee Permanent Filter – fits most 10-12 cup basket-style coffeemakers, comes with a 10-year warranty, and can go in the dishwasher. Also: a cone style ($10-$15).
- Hemp Cone Coffee Filter – easy-rinse hemp-cloth filters to fit any cone-filter coffeemaker ($5).
- Green Mountain Paper Basket Filters – if you wanna stay with paper, try ones bleached without chlorine and packaged in recycled paper. Also: cone filters in sizes 2 and 4 ($2/100).