The LOCA Ceramic Filter is a new type of coffee filter that uses the porous function of ceramic to filter coffee naturally through minuscule holes in the ceramic, meaning you don’t need to use a paper filter to make drip coffee.
Washable and usable many times over, this filter helps to actually change the taste of the coffee as well, removing any harsh or odd tastes from the coffee, letting you enjoy coffee to its full potential.
The right diagram shows the result of the taste test comparing dripping coffee using paper filters and LOCA dripper.
You can tell that the umami taste of the coffee is roughly the same, but the saltiness and bitterness of the coffee are greatly reduced, and the sweetness is also improved. As well as this, the taste isn’t the only thing to change, the transparency of the coffee also changes, becoming clearer. This is all down to the amazing qualities of the micropores in the ceramic filter.
Pour enough water so that the filter has been heated enough and has been completely covered. Don’t use cold water.
In order to prevent clogging, we recommend you use very coarsegranules that you can either make or get your hands on. Please see the picture to get a rough estimate of the coarseness. (A coarse grind about the size of a pen nib is recommended.)
For 18g of granules, you need about 300ml of hot water. Put the granules in the filter and then pouring from the middle, proceed to pour a small amount of water over the granules, letting the water create a foaming effect.
After the initial pouring, you should pour over the coffee again 2-3 times, letting the water foam, pouring in small amounts. Pour from the center in a circle moving from the middle to the outside. Fresh coffee is best, as you can clearly see the coffee foam beautifully.