Effective Circle Cutting to add Paper Filters to Espresso

A Guide to Cutting the Filter

I tried the paper filter method to improve extraction in an espresso shot by adding an Aeropress filter to the bottom. There are two things to add this paper filter to your espresso routine without adding too much time:

  1. Wash and reuse the cut filter. This is promoted by the inventor of the Aeropress.
  2. Fold the filter a few times to cut once as seen below. This might take a few iterations, but it makes getting the right sized circle a bit easier.

Enjoy!

If you like, follow me on Twitter and YouTube where I post videos of espresso shots on different machines and espresso related stuff. You can also find me on LinkedIn.

Further readings of mine:

Staccato Espresso: Leveling Up Espresso

Coffee Solubility in Espresso: An Initial Study

Espresso Simulation: First Steps in Computer Models

Pressure Pulsing for Better Espresso

Coffee Data Sheet

Artisan coffee is overprice

The Tale of the Stolen Espresso Machine

Affordable Coffee Grinders: a Comparison

Espresso : Grouphead Temperature Analysis

Espresso filter analysis

Portable Espresso: A Guide

Kruve Sifter: An Analysis

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