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Able KONE Stainless Steel Filter

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SKU: Kone

The new KONE is the latest addition to Able Brewing's family of metal coffee filters. The third generation of the KONE, like it's predecessors, is designed for use with Chemex (fits standard 6-, 8-, and 10-cup Chemex brewers) and other cone-shaped pour over devices, but offers some remarkable improvements from the second generation. Designed as a reusable alternative to paper filters, the stainless steel KONE creates a cup with the brightness of a pour over and the body and nuance of an Eva Solo. For more information on the unique design of the KONE, as well as our recommended brewing parameters, check out the feature box below.

Brew Method: Pour Over

Coava Kone

|design|

The KONE by Able Brewing is a dramatic improvement of an already exceptional and widely celebrated product. The new design of the third generation KONE features even thinner steel, but the newly sealed (and not-at-all sharp) tip and permanent plastic rim assert the device's safety and maintain its shape. Smaller filtration holes allow for fewer fines in the cup and permit more opportunities for variation and experimentation with grind settings and pouring styles. The KONE filter will bring a healthy measure of patriotism to your brewing apparatus, as it is made entirely in the USA.

|technique|

For brewing on the KONE, a precision pouring kettle is recommended for proper control. After heating the water, "rinse" the filter. (Note that this is not considered a true "rinse", as this is not a paper medium; rather, applying hot water heats the KONE and server.) We recommend using a medium grind setting and a starting temperature of ~200 degrees. A safe starting ratio is 33 grams of coffee to 500 milliliters of water. After tossing the rinse water, place coffee in the KONE and tap its edge to even the bed. Pour 10-15% of your total water volume evenly over the coffee, and wait for about 45 seconds for the coffee to bloom. Pour in a controlled manner over the coffee, avoiding the edges, until you get around 200 ml, and then finish your pouring slowly down the center of the KONE until you get to 500ml. We recommend a total brew time of 3:00-3:30, including pre-infusion.

|advantage|

Able's KONE has several distinctive features. Being reusable, it produces no waste. Unlike some reusable filters, it's easy to clean. The metal filter permits more of the coffee's natural oils into the cup — oils that paper keeps out — and doesn't impart any strange flavors to the coffee. And buying one supports our national economy, since the Kone is designed and manufactured in the USA.

Able

Able Brewing is the creation of some upcoming coffee professionals from Portland, Oregon who are seeking to simplify and improve coffee brewing devices. Their creations aspire for increased sustainability through creating reusable products and clean tasting cups of coffee. To date, the company has created two stainless steel filters. The first filter is the Able Disk, a stainless steel filter produced for the Aeropress. The second is the Able Kone, a stainless filter for Chemex pour over brewers. These stainless coffee filters not only cut down on paper waste, but also remove the paper taste from the brewing equation, producing a clean tasting, full-bodied cup.
Able KONE Stainless Steel Filter is rated 4.9167 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use..easy to clean...GREAT cups of coffee The filter is very easy to use, i was able ,with little knowledge about pourover methods produce a very nice cup of coffee. Yes, it is a little more tedious than just flicking the switch on the auto-drip brewer, but the time spent is well worth it. I was worried about clean up, but with just a light tap upside down on the trash bin and a light rinse with some water its ready for round 2. It took me 2 or 3 tries to get the grind right, and by doing some simple math it works very well for 1 cup as well as up to 8 cups. The construction seems to be very solid. you can tell lots of thought went into the "longevity" of the filter. 
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chemex accessory (necessity!) I purchased the kone in a bundle with an 8-cup chemex and I am so glad I did. I work in a specialty coffee shop, and I was introduced to the kone there. After tasting a few chemex/kone combo cups, I was sold. Making a perfect cup with the kone is untouchable. The delicateness of a pour over cup with some of the rich complexity of an immersion process, it's gorgeous. Seems pricey but you will never need to buy filters ever again, unless you like to switch it up (which i do). Highly recommended if you're a chemex user. Fits my ceramic hario v60 moderately as well, but havent tried it yet. seems to fit some of the other models better.
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The filter of choice for full-body pourovers From a former french press user perspective this offers the full-body of immersion brewing with the cleaner refined taste of pourover.  Numerous online tutorials provide ample advice and tips for a forgiving brewing method.  After a few tries and tweaks of grind and pour I can regularly achieve a great cup.  I will say that brewing amounts larger than 1000g requires more time and ends up a little more bitter than desirable.  Also, I ended up using a more coarse grind (almost french press) to achieve a brighter, but less bitter cup.  Overall this product is very well-made, easy to use and clean and I love showing it off to friends and offering up a great cup of coffee.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good pot! I'm wired to the gills as I peck this out. I can feel my hair and I have this low oxygen, high altitude, I just ran up 3 flights of stairs and smoked a pack of old man no filter cigs. This pot provides fast heating, easy use, good ergos and above all else, very hot water. The top pipes about and rattles when its at full boil..it's happiest like that. Sometimes, I'll just boil water for the fun of it. When I'm not using it, I keep it next to my cell phone as it seems to somehow boost the cell signal. I don't know what I did before, I don't know what I'd do without it.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FILTER FROM THE GODS This is the perfect execution of what the Kone always wanted to be, in my opinion. The design is adjusted based on dose. It's very user-friendly in nearly every way. When brewing with Keith G's V3 Kone it's about as clean as you could ever ask for with a metal filter. Standard dosing and grind for small pour overs, pretty typical and straight-forward pour over pouring approach. Makes for a sweet, well rounded, clean cup of coffee. Really hope others get to try this and have the same opinion as myself, I am very satisfied with the results.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Streamlines brewing process with ease of use! Loving the Kone so far. I was initially concerned with brewing consistency, since paper filters have particular design qualities that specifically cooperate with the basic design elements of the Chemex, but so far I haven't noticed any difference between brews. The Kone is incredibly easy to clean, and really streamlines the whole brewing process. As a daily coffee drinker, it's nice to have a smaller, more environmentally-conscious footprint. The only adverse quality of the Kone I have discovered is that about a teaspoon worth of sediment still makes its way through the filter and ends up in the bottom of my mug (using a mid-to-high quality conical burr grinder). I'm working on adjusting the grind some, but this hardly affects my overall positive opinion of the Kone.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tasting coffee! I received the product last week and put it to use right away. I have been using the Chemex for quite some time but have not been satisfied with the result nor the time. This filter along with fresh ground coffee truly makes a superior cup of coffee. The only reason for not having 5 stars is the price, however, I can certainly see that it is a quality piece and should last many years. Thus it may change to a 5 star as time goes on. Cheers!
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Able cone filter I've had the Able cone in daily use for a couple months after converting over from a press.  I find it makes great coffee and clean up is much easier than cleaning a press. Ill probably buy a 2nd cone along with a smaller Chemex and give my presses to Goodwill 
Date published: 2013-12-16

What setting do I use on my breville smart grinder for able kone 

Asked by: Andrew
Hey, Andrew. We don't have experience with that particular grinder, but typically the Kone does well with fine grinds. Try to achieve a total brew time of 2:30. If it ends up longer, coarsen your grind. If it ends up too short, you'l probably need to grind finer.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-21

Will this work with a Chemex 3-cup brewer?

Asked by: dandphoto
Hello. The Kone is not designed to fit in the 3 cup Chemex. It will fit in the 6, 8, and 10 cup brewers only.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-31

Is the 3rd generation?

Asked by: cyseattle
That's correct. We only sell the most recent Kone brewers.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-31

Would the Able Kone fit the Hario V60 Drip Decanter SKU: VDD-02B (the $38 one), which appears to have a v-shaped neck very similar to the Chemex?  Or is the neck significantly smaller so that the Kone will not fit in it well?

Asked by: mdhaliday
Turns out the Kone works quite well in a Hario V60 02 plastic, for those who want to try this wonderful Brewer with the least possible investment! 
Answered by: Mhaliday
Date published: 2013-12-30

Hi, is free shipping only within the US, or internationally?  How much would shipping be to Europe? Thanks a lot.

Asked by: Daveeer
Hi, Daveeer. Unfortunately, Prima does not currently ship internationally. It is, however, a service we hope to offer in the future!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-10-03