Reusable Coffee Filter by CoffeeSock for Hario V60 Drip Brewers

CoffeeSock® reusable coffee filter

Are you tired of having to re-order paper filters for your Hario type drip coffee brewer? We sure are! 🙂 So we decided to order and test run the CoffeeCock Organic Cotton Reusable Coffee Filter for the Hario V60 cone dripper.

When you get two CoffeeSock cloth filters per box. Boil the filters for 10 minutes before first use.

Use them just as you would a paper filter.

Initially we are pleased with the results, and very much like not having to use paper filters, which in turn reduces the environmental impact and expense of pour-over coffee brewing. We noticed a slightly different taste with the first brew, we’re assuming it’s because certain compounds are not being filtered out, or there is a sizing or something in the cotton that will leach out eventually. So we tossed the first cup, and brewed a second. This time most of the taste was gone, although the coffee extraction seems to be a little higher than with a paper filter, but that could reduce with more use, meanwhile adjustments to grind might be in order.

First impression:

It’s possible that maybe these filters are better than paper! We think that the cotton is more of an inert material than paper and doesn’t impart flavor into the coffee. We will update this article after a couple weeks as the filters become more seasoned.

Our only complaint is that cleaning the grounds out of the filter is a bit messy if you’re composting, but that’s not really an issue.

CoffeeSock also makes reusable coffee filters for Kalita Wave, Chemex, Drip Cone #2, #4, #6, Disc, Basket and more.

See the video below on how to use the CoffeeSock Organic on our YouTube channel.

From the box:

Durable – Each pack lasts about 1 year and replaces 500 paper filters.

Quality – Made in Austin, Texas! Yeh!

Can’t find Hario V60 Coffee Paper Filters? Try online.

V60 Coffee Paper Filters for Pour-over CoffeeDid you run out of Hario V60 Coffee Paper Filters? They can be hard to find in many localities. Most grocery stores will carry pour-over coffee filters, but rarely Hario brand. Almost always Melitta, and generic cone filters for the Melitta-style cone. The Hario has a round cone. The Melitta filters will not fit very well.

Order hard to find coffee paper filters online

Amazon, eBay and other online companies carry Hario Coffee Paper Filters. It’s only a matter of chosing the right service you feel comfortable using.

Take advantage of free shipping

Getting shipping for free makes it worth the effort. Amazon has free shipping for orders $25 or more. Ebay sellers will ususally charge a nominal fee, or ship for free. Many of the retailers that sell on Amazon also sell on eBay, two very safe and trusted online shopping portals.

Many sellers have their own online stores as well as eBay and Amazon stores. I ordered 2 100 count filter packs on Amazon and that were delivered quickly from Prima Coffee.

Paper vs metal coffee filter?

Hario v60 Filter PaperPaper vs metal coffee filter? Which is better, paper coffee cone filters? Or metal coffee cone filters? A lot can be said for each. Something can be said against each also. Taste is the best judge followed by convenience, method and other factors make choosing a personal decision. Here are some things to consider:

Metal cone coffee filters are reusable

A major selling point as well as the “purity” aspect, stainless and gold-plated cone filters are inert, meaning they do not chemically mingle with the coffee. For the pour-over coffee aficionado this is very important. What is not great is that coffee contains a considerable about of cholesterol that passes through the filter and into the cup. Think of a metal cone filter as a strainer. There is also the sediment left at the bottom of the cup that can affect the taste. The best choice is Able Brewing KONE 3rd Generation available from Amazon.
as well as Melitta and Medelco.

Paper cone coffee filters filter smaller particles

If you hate the last sip of your coffee to be a mouthful of bitter sludge, than paper is for you. Paper cone coffee filters capture the fine sediment that can collect. But you have to keep buying more filters.

There are many documented health benefits to coffee. Treating depression, (one possible reason why coffee is so popular in the Northwest), to diabetes and heart health. One drawback to drinking coffee is the cholesterol that coffee beans contain. The good news is that paper cone filters catch the cholesterol. There are a few good paper cone filter manufacturers, Hario and Melitta included.

Paper vs metal coffee filter:

  • Health vs. reusability
  • Inert vs. paper debris

In the end taste should win, if some sediment and a little extra cholesteral is a turn-off, then paper is the way to go. If reusability is important, metal. Either way you’ll end up with a nicely brewed cup of pour-over coffee.