What are the advantages of a metal filter versus paper filters?
Many coffee enthusiasts have switched from disposable paper coffee filters to washable and reusable gold tone filters. The obvious advantage is longevity. Paper coffee filters are made for one time use while gold tone filters are made to be reused. Over time, using a permanent washable and reusable gold tone filter will safe you money.
Another advantage of using a gold tone coffee filter is flavor enhancement. Coffee's flavor develops from the amount of oil remaining in each cup. Paper coffee filters absorb oils removing the bold flavor coffee drinkers seek. Gold tone coffee filters hold back coffee grounds but allow more oils to flow into each brew, giving it a richer and more intense flavor.