Your can redeem your cheap drip coffeemaker..use a metal filter!

Goldcoffeefilter You can make a good cup of coffee many ways.  If you already own an inexpensive drip that has been your old faithful standby, try putting a metal filter in it.  Even Target and Walmart stock these.

You will be able to savor the oils from the beans and make a much better cup.  Also, no paper trash.  All you do is rinse or put this in the dishwasher and you are set for you next pot.

So, get rid of the consumables of paper filters and improve your cheap drip coffeemaker 200%!

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

16 comments

  1. rich, i went and bought one that day. i made coffee for rachelle the next morning without telling her. her 1st comment, ‘what did you do to the coffee?’ and i have to agree, it just tasted more bitter? either i messed up something else, or i am going to have to disagree on the 2x better comment 🙁

  2. rich, i went and bought one that day. i made coffee for rachelle the next morning without telling her. her 1st comment, ‘what did you do to the coffee?’ and i have to agree, it just tasted more bitter? either i messed up something else, or i am going to have to disagree on the 2x better comment 🙁

  3. rich, i went and bought one that day. i made coffee for rachelle the next morning without telling her. her 1st comment, ‘what did you do to the coffee?’ and i have to agree, it just tasted more bitter? either i messed up something else, or i am going to have to disagree on the 2x better comment 🙁

  4. rich, i went and bought one that day. i made coffee for rachelle the next morning without telling her. her 1st comment, ‘what did you do to the coffee?’ and i have to agree, it just tasted more bitter? either i messed up something else, or i am going to have to disagree on the 2x better comment 🙁

  5. Tim… I would be curious as to what kind of coffee you are using and if it is freshly ground. I am guessing that it could the beans–the true flavor is revealed.
    One thought, it makes the coffee a bit stronger. So, I wonder if backing off on the grinds a bit might help?

    I sure think it would taste better given the following:
    -fresh beans that are freshly ground.
    -good tasting water
    -amount of grinds to taste.

    Otherwise, I have failed! 🙁

  6. Tim… I would be curious as to what kind of coffee you are using and if it is freshly ground. I am guessing that it could the beans–the true flavor is revealed.
    One thought, it makes the coffee a bit stronger. So, I wonder if backing off on the grinds a bit might help?

    I sure think it would taste better given the following:
    -fresh beans that are freshly ground.
    -good tasting water
    -amount of grinds to taste.

    Otherwise, I have failed! 🙁

  7. Tim… I would be curious as to what kind of coffee you are using and if it is freshly ground. I am guessing that it could the beans–the true flavor is revealed.
    One thought, it makes the coffee a bit stronger. So, I wonder if backing off on the grinds a bit might help?

    I sure think it would taste better given the following:
    -fresh beans that are freshly ground.
    -good tasting water
    -amount of grinds to taste.

    Otherwise, I have failed! 🙁

  8. Tim… I would be curious as to what kind of coffee you are using and if it is freshly ground. I am guessing that it could the beans–the true flavor is revealed.
    One thought, it makes the coffee a bit stronger. So, I wonder if backing off on the grinds a bit might help?

    I sure think it would taste better given the following:
    -fresh beans that are freshly ground.
    -good tasting water
    -amount of grinds to taste.

    Otherwise, I have failed! 🙁

  9. Rich,To answer your questions.
    1. Starbucks Breakfast Blend (ground)
    2. Technically one day older than paper filter taste – it’s kept airtight sealed in a dark room temperature cupboard with the air “squooshed” out of it
    3. Filtered water

    I went back to paper this morning for a baseline – which tasted ‘fine’ again (according to Rachelle). I do 4 teaspoons to 5 cups of water – I’ll try backing down to 3 teaspoons tomorrow & see what happens – or maybe use 4 teaspoons to 6 cups. I’ll let you know 😉

  10. Rich,To answer your questions.
    1. Starbucks Breakfast Blend (ground)
    2. Technically one day older than paper filter taste – it’s kept airtight sealed in a dark room temperature cupboard with the air “squooshed” out of it
    3. Filtered water

    I went back to paper this morning for a baseline – which tasted ‘fine’ again (according to Rachelle). I do 4 teaspoons to 5 cups of water – I’ll try backing down to 3 teaspoons tomorrow & see what happens – or maybe use 4 teaspoons to 6 cups. I’ll let you know 😉

  11. Rich,To answer your questions.
    1. Starbucks Breakfast Blend (ground)
    2. Technically one day older than paper filter taste – it’s kept airtight sealed in a dark room temperature cupboard with the air “squooshed” out of it
    3. Filtered water

    I went back to paper this morning for a baseline – which tasted ‘fine’ again (according to Rachelle). I do 4 teaspoons to 5 cups of water – I’ll try backing down to 3 teaspoons tomorrow & see what happens – or maybe use 4 teaspoons to 6 cups. I’ll let you know 😉

  12. Rich,To answer your questions.
    1. Starbucks Breakfast Blend (ground)
    2. Technically one day older than paper filter taste – it’s kept airtight sealed in a dark room temperature cupboard with the air “squooshed” out of it
    3. Filtered water

    I went back to paper this morning for a baseline – which tasted ‘fine’ again (according to Rachelle). I do 4 teaspoons to 5 cups of water – I’ll try backing down to 3 teaspoons tomorrow & see what happens – or maybe use 4 teaspoons to 6 cups. I’ll let you know 😉

  13. Tim–I think using fresh whole beans and grinding them with a burr grinder right before brewing will make more of a difference than using a metal filter.
    Freshly ground beans really is where it is at. Once that is in place, the filter thing would make more sense in my not-so-humble-at-times opinion. 🙂

  14. Tim–I think using fresh whole beans and grinding them with a burr grinder right before brewing will make more of a difference than using a metal filter.
    Freshly ground beans really is where it is at. Once that is in place, the filter thing would make more sense in my not-so-humble-at-times opinion. 🙂

  15. Tim–I think using fresh whole beans and grinding them with a burr grinder right before brewing will make more of a difference than using a metal filter.
    Freshly ground beans really is where it is at. Once that is in place, the filter thing would make more sense in my not-so-humble-at-times opinion. 🙂

  16. Tim–I think using fresh whole beans and grinding them with a burr grinder right before brewing will make more of a difference than using a metal filter.
    Freshly ground beans really is where it is at. Once that is in place, the filter thing would make more sense in my not-so-humble-at-times opinion. 🙂

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