New non-gravelly filters can be ordered from Filtron that will fit
the older pots. EML
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> --- In email@example.com, <rsburritt@> wrote:
> > Wondering if anyone has tried a coffee filtron and what you think
> it? I
> > have talked to a few different people who have used them. The
> filtron is a
> > cold brewing method that produces an extract. The advantage is
> it is
> > low-acid. When you want a cup of coffee, you put some of the
> extract into a
> > cup and add hot water (or add cold water and microwave it).
> > are available new, but they have been made from brown plastic for
> > decades now. The older ones are all glass and not only look
> > supposedly produce excellent extract.
> > Roland Burritt
> > Southern Utah, USA
> I have one of the vintage Filtrons in my collection but I wouldn't
> advise using it for coffee to drink. The Filtrons had a type of
> "gravel" cartridge filter and unless they were kept very clean it
> make the extracted coffee taste odd. Take it from the voice of
> experience... yuck!
> I use a modern version and use the extract in iced coffees and
> drinks such as frozen or other types of "Starbucks" types of
> I have tried using the extract with hot water in place of brewed
> coffee but it didn't have the taste I was used to and I didn't enjoy
> it as much.