What is filter coffee and how is it made?

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Filter coffee is a type of coffee obtained by brewing ground coffee beans with hot water. The brewed coffee is filtered through a paper or metal filter, separated from its pulp, and is ready to be served. It has a clear and fluid consistency compared to other coffee varieties. There are many types of filter coffee brewing equipment and methods. It was invented in Germany in 1908 by Melitta Bentz, a scientist, in her home conditions.


In the process extending from the invention of filter coffee to the present day, many different filter coffee brewing equipment has been developed in line with the palate preferences of societies. In the design of the equipment, the available materials and possibilities were also taken into consideration. Having such a wide selection of brewing equipment allows one to make the choice that suits them best.

We mentioned the basic principle of making filter coffee when introducing filter coffee. As a result of the interaction of hot water and coffee grains, the coffee content must mix with the water. You can achieve this brewing by keeping the coffee and water in the same chamber, or by passing high pressure water through the coffee grains!

You can review the brewing methods below and choose your favorite method.


The biggest priority of people who are new to coffee brewing when making filter coffee at home is to use a practical and easy method. The easiest to use brewing equipment is the French press, and let's explain how to make filter coffee at home with this example;

  1. Boil your water and rinse your French press with hot water.
  2. For one person, put 15 grams of coffee (2 heaped teaspoons) into the French press.
  3. Add enough water to soak all the coffee and wait 30 seconds.
  4. Add 250 ml of water and let it brew for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the brewed coffee into the cup and enjoy!


To make filter coffee without a machine, all you need is ground filter coffee. Add coffee and boiling water into a small jug or cup, cover it to prevent it from cooling down and wait for 5 minutes. Then, you can separate the brewed coffee from its pulp using any strainer, transfer it to a cup and consume your filter coffee. This method will please you less than coffee prepared with filter coffee brewing equipment. However, if you do not have any equipment, this method is for you!

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