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Re: Coffee Filtrons (cold brewing) - any opinions?

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  • Bo Long
    New non-gravelly filters can be ordered from Filtron that will fit the older pots. EML ... of ... that ... Coffee ... a few ... neat, but ... will ... coffee
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 10, 2007
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      New non-gravelly filters can be ordered from Filtron that will fit
      the older pots. EML


      --- In vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com, "vacpotaddict"
      <vacpotaddict@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com, <rsburritt@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Wondering if anyone has tried a coffee filtron and what you think
      of
      > 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
      that
      > 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).
      Coffee
      > filtrons
      > > are available new, but they have been made from brown plastic for
      a few
      > > decades now. The older ones are all glass and not only look
      neat, but
      > > supposedly produce excellent extract.
      > > Roland Burritt
      > > Southern Utah, USA
      > >
      >
      >
      > Roland,
      >
      > 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
      will
      > 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
      coffee
      > drinks such as frozen or other types of "Starbucks" types of
      drinks.
      > 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.
      >
      >
      > Dave
      >
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