¿es necesario utilizar diferentes filtros para distintos perfiles de tueste?

Is it necessary to use different filters for different roasting profiles?

Do you want to take your coffee experience to the next level?

In the world of coffee, every detail counts. From the choice of beans to the pouring technique, every step influences the final flavor of your cup. But have you ever stopped to think about the paper filters you use?

Paper filters are an essential part of brewing filter coffee, and choosing the right one can make all the difference in your cup.

coffee filter

Did you know that different roasting profiles have different extraction rates? That's right, and paper filters play a crucial role in this process. According to Enric Ventura, founder of Quality Blends, "the longer a coffee is roasted, the more brittle and porous the beans become," making it easier to extract the coffee.

But how to choose the right paper filter for each roasting profile?

coffee grinding and roasting

Paper filters can vary in size, shape, thickness, materials, and even quality.

The length of the fiber determines the porosity of the filter, which influences the compounds and oils that are extracted from the coffee.

Ola Brattås, director of roasting and importing at Kaffebrenneriet, tells us that "longer fibers bring out sweeter flavours" and can improve mouthfeel.

Coffee filter sizes
And what about bleached or unbleached filters? 
According to Ola, bleached paper filters give better results, since unbleached ones can transmit flavors and aromas from the paper to the coffee.
unbleached or bleached filters
So is it necessary to use different filters for different roasting profiles ?
The answer is yes. Finer, denser filters are better for lighter roasts, while thicker, less dense filters are recommended for medium and dark roast profiles.

In short, using different paper filters produces different results in the final cup.

So, if you are a coffee lover and want to experiment with paper filters, try different thicknesses, materials and densities and discover how they can influence the taste of your coffee.

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