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10 Best Coffee Filters in the Philippines 2021 (Cuisinart, Hario, and More)

No matter what time of the day it is, coffee is a staple drink among Filipinos. While others prefer instant ones, there are some who like freshly brewed coffees better. Coffee filters hold the coffee grains while brewing to obtain the liquid extract.  Also, they avoid fine particles and oils that may increase cholesterol levels to fall in the cup without compromising the rich aroma and taste.


Today coffee filters are more readily available but with the many different filters, how do you know which is the best one? This article will help you answer that question with our buying guide and a list of recommended coffee filters available online. Read on!

  • Last updated: 06-09-2021
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How to Choose a Coffee Filter - Buying Guide

Buying the best coffee filter requires attention to details when checking them. Here are the things that you should consider before buying one.

Pick the Type of Coffee Filter: Disposable or Reusable

There are different types of coffee filters and identifying their characteristics can help you to decide which coffee filter is best to use.

Paper Filters are Disposable

Paper Filters are Disposable

Paper filters have the lowest price and are sold in multi-packs. However, these filters are only for single-use, so you might need to buy them often and may not be cost-effective in the long run. Made from crepe or recycled papers, they are disposable, biodegradable, and eco-friendly. 


If you prefer paper filters, we recommend the unbleached ones. Unbleached filters are naturally brown and organic. They do not contain chemicals, which is beneficial for the body and the environment. 

Paper Filters are Disposable

One setback, though, using these filters may leave the coffee with an aftertaste. However, you can reduce, if not remove, that after taste by washing or soaking the filters in water for a few minutes. For coffee filters that do not leave an aftertaste, go for bleached paper filters.


Bleached paper filters have gone through a chemical process, which produces their white color. Oxygen-bleached paper filters do not go through that process as much as the chlorine-bleached paper filters, so the oxygen-processed filters are better in that regard. 

Cloth and Nylon Filters are Reusable yet Relatively Affordable

Cloth and Nylon Filters are Reusable yet Relatively Affordable

Made from natural fabrics like cotton and muslin, cloth filters are reusable which makes them cost-efficient. They are the traditional filters before the invention of paper filters in the early 1900s. Unlike paper filters, fabric filters allow the liquid extracted from the coffee grounds to flow through its weaved openings. 


The nylon filter is from a synthetic textile mesh. You can mount it to a reusable plastic frame or basket. In terms of filtration traits, metal and nylon filters are similar – and better than cloth filters. However, a nylon filter is cheaper but is less durable than metal filters. It is reusable, so carefully clean it for a longer lifespan.

Metal Filters are Pricey but Reusable and Long-Lasting

Metal Filters are Pricey but Reusable and Long-Lasting

A metal coffee filter is one of the most durable ones on the market. This filter is the most expensive among all the coffee filters, but they are the most bang-for-your-buck and a worthy investment, especially if you are a barista or coffee lover. They are well-known as permanent filters because they are reusable for a long time. 


Metal filters are either stainless steel wire or gold-tone. A stainless steel coffee filter comes from weaved wire mesh. However, the oil and bitterness of the coffee can still penetrate through this filter resulting in an excessively rich aroma and taste


Contrary to its name, gold-tone filters are not made from gold ー at most, some are gold-plated. This type of metal filter effectively removes the oil and other substances of the coffee. It retains the coffee's natural taste and smoothens the coffee's texture. However, you need to wash it after every use to last longer.

Consider the Size and Shape of the Filter

Consider the Size and Shape of the Filter

The size and shape of the coffee filter affect the flow of water and transfer of the coffee molecules. In this part, we will discuss the details of each shape and size.

The conical filter has two types. The standard cone-shaped resembles a party hat and has one point at the tip, while the V-shaped has two sides that slim down into a shorter line that looks like an inverted Dutch milkmaid hat. Both allow the water to run through the grounds effectively to obtain the rich coffee aroma and taste.

The flat-bottom filter has a basket-like shape and hung by the cup with its two ear handles. It has a wider opening compared to a cone filter, so uneven coffee extraction can happen. Lastly, the disk filter is the smallest - ideal for the French-style coffee brewing method.

Consider the Size and Shape of the Filter

There are four common coffee filter sizes labeled as 1, 2, 4, and 6 - each number has a different function. Filter #1 is for one-cup coffeemakers both for electric and non-electric, while filter #2 can serve two to six cups with electric coffeemakers or one to two cups with non-electric coffeemakers. 


Filter #4 can serve eight to ten cups using non-electric coffeemakers or eight to twelve cups using electric coffeemakers while filter #6 produces more than 10 cups for either electric or non-electric coffee makers. Among the four, filters #2 and #4 sell the most.

10 Best Coffee Filters to Buy Online

Coffee filters come in different forms, shapes, sizes and quality. So, we trim down the list to te recommended filters available online. Take a sip of coffee as we go through them.

1

CuisinartGold-Tone Filter

From ₱85

TypeGold-Tone
ShapeV Cone
Size4.8 in x 4.8 in x 3.7 in
Sheet Count1, Reusable
2

DolityStainless Steel Coffee Filter

From ₱396

TypeMetal
ShapeCone
SizeS (Height): approx. 6.5cm, L(HeightxDia): 8.5x11.5cm/3.35x4.53inch
Sheet Count1, Reusable
3

ColoReplacement Coffee Filter Reusable Basket

From ₱72

TypeMetal
ShapeBasket
Size11.5x10 cm / 4.53 x 3.94 in
Sheet Count1, Reusable
4

HarioCloth Filter with Handle

DPW-1

From ₱645

TypeCotton Cloth
ShapeCone
Size1
Sheet Count1, Reusable
5

BoncafeNatural Coffee Filters

From ₱280

TypeUnbleached Paper
ShapeCone
Size1 x 4, 8 -12 Cups
Sheet Count40
6

Hario Coffee filter

VCF-02-100W

From ₱875

TypeBleached Paper
ShapeCone
Size2
Sheet Count100
7

DaisoCoffee Dripper Filter

From ₱88

TypeBleached Paper
ShapeBasket
Size3.4 inches x 5.1 inches, Single Serving
Sheet Count12
8

MelittaCoffee Filters

From ₱100

TypePaper
ShapeBasket
SizeNot Specified, But Can Serve 8-12 Cups per Filter
Sheet Count100
9

Brew RiteBasket Type Coffee Filter

From ₱600

TypeBleached Paper
ShapeBasket
Size3.25 inch (8.25 cm)
Sheet Count700
10

Brews Co.V Coffee Filter 01 / 02

From ₱380

TypeBleached Paper
ShapeCone
SizeFilter #1 (1-2 Cups) 10.4 cm x 9.8 cm Filter #2(2-4 Cups) 12 cm x 12 cm
Sheet Count100

Compare the Best Coffee Filters

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1
Cuisinart Gold-Tone Filter 1

Cuisinart

2
Dolity Stainless Steel Coffee Filter 1

Dolity

3
Colo Replacement Coffee Filter Reusable Basket 1

Colo

4
Hario Cloth Filter with Handle  1

Hario

5
Boncafe Natural Coffee Filters  1

Boncafe

6
Hario  Coffee filter  1

Hario

7
Daiso Coffee Dripper Filter 1

Daiso

8
Melitta Coffee Filters  1

Melitta

9
Brew Rite Basket Type Coffee Filter 1

Brew Rite

10
Brews Co. V Coffee Filter 01 / 02 1

Brews Co.

Name

Gold-Tone Filter

Stainless Steel Coffee Filter

Replacement Coffee Filter Reusable Basket

Cloth Filter with Handle

Natural Coffee Filters

Coffee filter

Coffee Dripper Filter

Coffee Filters

Basket Type Coffee Filter

V Coffee Filter 01 / 02

Features

Gold-Tone Filter to Retain the Coffee's Taste

Reusable and Easy to Clean Coffee Filter

Solid Bottom Coffee Filter for Cups or Coffee Machines

Reusable, High Quality Traditional Cloth Filter

Eco-Friendly Unbleached Coffee Filter

High-Quality Paper Filter Made in Japan

2-in-1 Disposable Coffee Dripper and Filter

Easy-To-Use Basket-Type Paper Filters for Your Convenience

Durable Paper Filter Trusted by Coffeemaker Brands

Coffee Filter for Smaller Number of Servings

Price Starts at₱85₱396₱72₱645₱280₱875₱88₱100₱600₱380
TypeGold-ToneMetalMetalCotton ClothUnbleached PaperBleached PaperBleached PaperPaperBleached PaperBleached Paper
ShapeV ConeConeBasketConeConeConeBasketBasketBasketCone
Size4.8 in x 4.8 in x 3.7 inS (Height): approx. 6.5cm, L(HeightxDia): 8.5x11.5cm/3.35x4.53inch11.5x10 cm / 4.53 x 3.94 in11 x 4, 8 -12 Cups23.4 inches x 5.1 inches, Single ServingNot Specified, But Can Serve 8-12 Cups per Filter3.25 inch (8.25 cm)Filter #1 (1-2 Cups) 10.4 cm x 9.8 cm Filter #2(2-4 Cups) 12 cm x 12 cm
Sheet Count1, Reusable1, Reusable1, Reusable1, Reusable4010012100700100
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How to Use a Paper Filter in a Coffee Maker

Paper filters may be hard to figure out when used with coffeemaker. We wouldn't want to damage our precious coffeemakers. Above, Mitch Cox presents a YouTube video tutorial about using a paper filter in a coffee maker. He used a Brew Rite Filter #4.


Procedure:

  1. Remove the permanent filter of the coffee maker
  2. Take one paper filter
  3. Fold the edges along the sealed line marks
  4. Pop the filter sides to widen the filter opening
  5. Let it sit on the drip of the coffee maker forming a basket
  6. Pour the coffee grounds and let the coffee maker do the work!

A Good Day Starts With A Cup of Coffee

A Good Day Starts With A Cup of Coffee

As the saying goes, "coffee is a cup of hope in a world full of chaos and Mondays". Start your day with a positive attitude and a good cup of coffee by checking out our other coffee-related articles.

Summary

Choosing a good coffee filter varies in its type and material. Always make sure that the coffee filter you want to buy does not contain harmful chemicals that might cause serious health problems. Did you know that you can use discarded coffee grounds as fertilizer? Don't let them go to waste by throwing them after use.


We hope that through this article, we helped you choose the perfect coffee filter for you. Remember to always take the time to relax and have a cup of coffee.


Author: Roel Pillas Malubay


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