AeroPress Metal Filter Comparison?

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travis_rh
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#1: Post by travis_rh »

Does anyone have hands-on experience with both the Able disk(s) and the new AeroPress self-produced metal filter? If so, what has been your experience and how are you feeling about them both?

Also, if anyone happens to know, how does the screen size compare between the two?

Lastly, any other options out there that I'm missing here?

baldheadracing
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#2: Post by baldheadracing »

travis_rh wrote:... Lastly, any other options out there that I'm missing here?
My current go-to Aeropress filter is the Aesir paper filter.

However, for metal, I use the Kohi Labs metal fabric filter as it filters much finer than the Able. The Kohi isn't made anymore, but some vendors still show stock. It does take effort to keep clean, though: Kohi Labs Metal Fabric Aeropress Filter (I can't believe that thread is over seven years old ... :shock: )
-"Good quality brings happiness as you use it" - Nobuho Miya, Kamasada

travis_rh (original poster)
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#3: Post by travis_rh (original poster) »

baldheadracing wrote:However, for metal, I use the Kohi Labs metal fabric filter as it filters much finer than the Able.
The "coarser" or "finer" Able? I believe they have two versions now.

Also, bummer about the Kohi. Appreciate the info nonetheless!

baldheadracing
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#4: Post by baldheadracing »

I think it is the original, so the "standard," or coarser one.

Also, I forgot, but E&B Labs (a part of IMS Filtri) has metal filters in 150 microns, 200 microns, and 35 micron woven wire: https://www.eb-lab.coffee/new-products They're available from site sponsor https://idrinkcoffee.com/search/?search ... s%20filter
-"Good quality brings happiness as you use it" - Nobuho Miya, Kamasada

ohwhen

#5: Post by ohwhen »

The Fellow Prismo comes with a metal filter but I think the gasket is too thick to work with the regular filter cap.

https://fellowproducts.com/products/pri ... 3555127717

travis_rh (original poster)
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#6: Post by travis_rh (original poster) »

Yeah, you're correct. Though, that would not work in my case. I actually owned a Fellow Prismo for a brief moment - precisely as long as it took me to realize it doesn't fit the AeroPress Go. Confirmed this with Fellow too - there's a little bit of difference in the thickness of the AeroPress flanges.

benhb

#7: Post by benhb »

I've used an Able disk (original version) and didn't enjoy how the filter would feel "clogged" when plunging the Aeropress. But, that could have been the really crap grind I was using at the time with a combination of tons of boulders and fines. The Aeropress brand paper filter would plunge much easier. For a more properly consistent grind the Able would perhaps perform much more normally.

Anyways, I'm back to using Aeropress papers and really like it for ease, consistency & clean-up.

Btw, perhaps Jon Gagné's article on paper filters (including one metal) might be interesting.
https://coffeeadastra.com/2019/08/04/an ... filters-2/

JamesB517

#8: Post by JamesB517 »

Not metal but I always use Aesirs.
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