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Why It's Worth Wetting Your Coffee Filter
Wetting your coffee filter before brewing coffee removes any residual taste from the paper, improving flavor. More than that, it also affects the extraction process.
A wet coffee filter helps regulate water flow during brewing and allows water to interact with the ground more evenly, resulting in optimal flavor extraction.
Even at a basic level, damp coffee filters perform more efficiently than dry ones since it adheres better to your coffee machine, preventing slips or displacement when brewing.
Next time you brew a cup, first place the filter on the machine, then pour hot water over it and let it sit for a few seconds. Don’t drench it; a quick rinse will suffice.
After rinsing, discard the hot water before adding your coffee grounds and starting your brew. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the improvement in taste.