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Filter Coffee – Back and Beautiful

With help and inspiration from Colin Harmon, we’ve be playing around with single-serve filter coffee in our Wicklow Street shop in Dublin, and we’ll roll it out soon in Kerry.

I’ve always thought an americano is not a good drinking coffee – basically it’s a watered down espresso, and it tends to be both bitter and watery. We used to offer French press – plunger – coffee to customers for drinking purposes, but it never really caught on.

The single filter above is a brilliant way to highlight the different properties of the various beans we’re getting our hands on – brewing a cup is a bit of a slow process, but the rewards in terms of drinking are great.

One of the best things about it is that we can also teach customers how to make it at home!

For tips and more on making a good filter coffee, see here, here, here, and here.

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5 Responses to “Filter Coffee – Back and Beautiful”

  1. September 19th, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Michael Koehler says:

    Do you prefer this over the French Press? I’ve been a press user for years and love it.

  2. September 19th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Liana says:

    The only problem I have with filter coffees is that they get cold pretty quickly…

  3. September 20th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Kieran says:

    They do, indeed. One way to avoid that is to make sure the cup is good and hot before you start… Also, it must be said that in terms of flavour a bit cooler is not necessarily a bad thing. However, if a very hot coffee is what you like, then perhaps this isn’t the method for you…

  4. September 20th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Kieran says:

    They are different, and I like them both. The French Press seems to give more body, this way seems to bring out more flavour. I say stick with what you love if it’s working for you!

  5. September 21st, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Michael Koehler says:

    Thanks. I do love 99% of what I get out of my press, ‘cept that 1% of sludgy grit at the bottom. That’s my only complaint with my press. I’m curious to try this method. Is there a special name to google to find one of these other then single serve coffee filter?

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Murphys Ice Cream has shops in Dingle, Killarney and Dublin 2 (Wicklow Street).