Krups Gold Filter: Pros and Cons

Before we have a closer look at Krups gold tone filter, let's first talk a bit about gold tone filters in general and about how they compare to paper filters.

What is a gold tone filter?

A gold tone filter is a filter made of stainless steel that is coated with a thin layer of gold. This layer of gold is important because it ensures that no metallic taste is imparted to your coffee. Gold tone filters usually last several years.

There are also gold filters that are made of pure 23 karat gold - these are obviously more expensive but will last you even longer than a gold tone filter.

Advantages of gold tone filters

... and the drawbacks

Now let's have a look at Krups gold filter

Even though most people use the term "Krups gold filter" it is actually a gold tone filter rather than a pure gold filter. In addition to all the pros and cons listed above, let's have a look what users of this particular filter have to say about it.

Most users simply love the taste of the coffee - it is much better than with paper filters. The flavor is often described as robust, rich, full, complex or lively - just more unique and enjoyable.

There are also some common complaints about Krups gold filter:

Overall, the Krups gold filter may not be for everyone but it is definitely worth considering given that it will enhance the flavor of your coffee and save you money in the long run.

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