Whether you’re a french press fanatic or a drip devotee, everyone has their preferred coffee style. And while coffee trends come and go, pour over is having a moment. This method involves pouring hot water through a funnel filter and into a carafe, and it’s an easy way to make a great cup of coffee at home. Pour over coffee tends to be more flavorful than some other types, and the technique gives you full control of the brew.
However, a daily pour over ritual can use quite a few paper filters. So cut out your coffee waste and pick up a reusable filter.
In our experience, the best pour over coffee filters are made of stainless steel mesh. These products filter the coffee grounds thoroughly and are easy to clean. The key is to find one that fits the rest of your pour over gear.
Here are some of the best pour over filters to brew the perfect cup every time.
1. Willow & Everett Pour Over Coffee Filter
Willow & Everett’s pour over coffee filter fits most carafe sizes and is made of quality stainless steel mesh. The exterior honeycomb filter keeps coffee grounds locked in, so they don’t fall into your coffee. These layers also let coffee oils and nutrients pass through, producing a more flavorful cup. This product is easy to clean. Simply remove the used grounds and run the filter under warm water.
Pros: A silicone ring keeps the filter in place on the funnel. The stainless steel mesh is quick and easy to clean, especially if you use a medium to coarse coffee grounds.
Cons: The water may drain through faster with this product than with a standard paper filter, which could lead to weaker coffee. The holes can also clog easily if you don’t clean it thoroughly.
2. LHS Pour Over Coffee Filter
This reusable pour over coffee filter is available in several sizes, and each features quality stainless steel mesh. The product comes with a scrubbing brush for easy cleaning and has a non-slip silicone base that pops off easily. Both the base and the filter are made of stainless steel, giving the entire product a sleek and modern look.
Pros: The single-layer mesh filter is easier to clean than products with multiple layers. You can use this filter on a carafe or single-cup mug.
Cons: Some coffee grounds might pass through the filter if you use a fine grind. The non-slip base might come off too easily.
3. E-PRANCE Pour Over Coffee Filter
This pour over coffee filter is made with stainless steel and has a honeycomb pattern. The double layer filter keeps most coffee grounds out of your cup, while releasing flavorful oils. You can make an average of one to four cups with every use. Just rinse with warm water or toss in the dishwasher to clean.
Pros: The heat-proof silicone handle prevents burns during use. The product is dishwasher safe.
Cons: The double-layer design may clog easily, which can slow down the drip over time. The mesh filter may also start to develop seams and make clogs worse.
4. Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker
This pour over coffee maker includes a stainless steel filter with a plastic lip and a durable glass carafe. The double-wall glass insulation keeps coffee hot, so you can enjoy for hours. You can choose from several elegant carafe colors to match your kitchen’s style. Each carafe style includes either a cork or silicone band, so you can comfortable hold the coffee maker.
Pros: Since most pour-over carafes don’t come with a filter, this is a great deal. The carafe and filter easily come apart for cleaning. Double-wall carafe keeps coffee warmer for longer.
Cons: The filter may become flimsy and wrinkle over time. The glass may break if handled roughly.
5. Goodiez Pour Over Coffee Filter
The GoodiEZ pour over filter includes two layers of stainless steel mesh with a coffee bean design. The product fits most carafes and mugs, brewing a maximum of 10 cups of coffee. While the entire product is made of stainless steel, the handle, lip, and base are all covered with heat-resistant silicone.
Pros: The heat-resistant silicone makes the filter easy to handle and prevents burns. The product is dishwasher safe.
Cons: The filter can become difficult to clean after a few months, leading to clogs.