Jake_Loew Senior Member Joined: 5 Feb 2013 Posts: 1 Location: Athens, Ohio Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:06pm Subject: soaking cloth filters in bleach solution
I use a stovetop siphon to brew coffee at home. It makes a great brew, but the cloth filters I use have become brown, and effect the taste of my brew. What do you think about soaking them in a bleach solution for about 10 minutes? Is this bad for my health? thanks in advance, ~Jake
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013, 4:59pm Subject: Re: soaking cloth filters in bleach solution
The following is from the Hario Japan website:
"If a cloth filter is dried out in the sun or by any other method, the coffee components that have been absorbed by the cloth filter are oxidized. The next time cloth filter is used a strange odor will arise from the coffee. In order to keep brewing good coffee, it is crucial to make sure the cloth filter does not dry out. After you have brewed coffee with the cloth filter, wash it well with water and then store it in the refrigerator immersed in water."
I clean my cloth filters as does JonR10, then air-dry subsequent to towel-drying. The filter is totally dry in less than an hour. I have not detected any off-tastes, though I have not performed a side-by-side comparison of coffee brewed with a filter cared for according to Hario's method and coffee brewed using my method.
Am I making a quality compromise by drying the cloth filter?
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