Care & Use
Before first use:
When you first receive your filters, you'll want to boil them in water for around 10 minutes to ensure any debris from the shipping process is cleaned off and the fabric is clean and ready for use.
After each use:
Let the filter and grounds cool to the point you can pick it up.
Compost or dump the grounds, and rinse the filter with warm water.
Be sure to flip the filter inside out to make sure all the old grounds are gone.
The filter will naturally become stained over time from the coffee - this is perfectly normal and does not alter taste or performance.
After you've rinsed both the sides of the filter clean, flip it to right side out (stitches inside), and store.
Once clean, you can do one of 3 things to store your filters for the next use.
- Simply let it air dry,
- Place it in the freezer, or
- Place in a cup of water in the fridge.
Either are fine, and it's whatever works best for you.
Every 4-6 weeks:
Every few weeks we recommend boiling the filter in water for about 10 minutes to ensure it performs as good as new.
Changing the water a couple times will help remove the oils, but isn't required.
Using a Delish Coffee filter is super easy, and they make great coffee. To keep your coffee as smooth as possible, below are the basic steps for brewing pour over coffee using one of our filters.
Here are the basic steps for brewing a delicious cup of pour over coffee.
Boil some water in a kettle (preferably a long necked kettle like this).
You don’t need to measure out the ml or do anything fancy.
You just need to get enough water make however many cups of coffee you’re about to brew.
Try to keep the amount of water you boil to a minimum. Less water means faster to boil and less resources (gas/electricity) used to get it hot.
Once the water boils, its 212 degrees fahrenheit which is too hot to drink and it will burn the grounds. Let the water cool down as you prep the dripper and coffee grounds.
Typically, waiting a minute or two is plenty long enough to let the water cool.
Scoop your coffee and set up the dripper.
Typically, I aim for about 2 tbsp for every 6 oz of water; give or take a bit for taste.
Now that you’ve scooped your coffee and you’re ready go, next we pour the water.
We don’t just pour the water in to the top of the filter though.
You'll want to pour the water in slow circles all around, working your way to the center of the grounds.
This helps make sure they aren’t any missed grounds.
Also, you don't want to add too much water.
When the coffee is floating after there’s enough water in the filter (called the bloom), it's time to stop pouring for a bit and let it filter through.
When the grounds start to settle, pour in more water in the same slow circles.
Be careful not to let the grounds completely drain. If they do, your coffee will be a bit more bitter than it needs to be.
Depending on how many cups you’re brewing, you might need to add water a couple of times.
When your cup is starting to get full though, you’re ready for the final step.
Remove the dripper from your mug/carafe and place it on the extra cup and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.
When you’ve enjoyed your coffee, all that’s left to do is to rinse our your filter and get it ready for tomorrow’s brew.
Compost or dump the grounds and rinse your filter when it’s cooled down.
You’ll want to avoid having the filter sit with the grounds for too long.
While it doesn’t hurt anything, excess oils will build up and you’ll have to boil it more often.
But with water only, hand rinse your filter, ring it out, and place it in the freezer for tomorrow.
Getting the best coffee and the most use from your delish. coffee filters is easy.
Just follow these simple instructions and you'll be sure to enjoy delish coffee every day of the year.
If you'd like to read more, our complete guide on how to brew great pour over coffee will share everything you need to know.