October 10, 2005
Well, there are a couple of good reasons. First, you aren’t consuming a bunch of paper products, and disposing of them in landfills. Second, you don’t have to keep spending money on filters — $3 – $5 a shot for a pack of filters adds up to real money soon enough. Third, you never go to make a pot of coffee in the morning and find out you’re out of filters (making a filter out of paper towels never works, trust me.)
All of that is true enough, but the most important reason for using a permanent metal filter is the taste.