Product Review: Coffee Sock

The Coffee Sock is a cloth coffee filter that is an eco-friendly replacement for paper coffee filters. I recently purchased a Coffee Sock for my personal 5 cup coffee maker. Although up until now I’ve been composting my unbleached coffee filters, I figured I’d give the Coffee Sock a try.

I’ve been very pleased with the result. Although the Coffee Sock required a bit of care and maintenance, I’ve found that my coffee actually tastes better than with a paper filter. This is the most surprising thing about my experience.

I was also surprised to read that the life expectancy of my coffee sock is only about 4-5 months or so. This is ok, though, as the manufacturers have made a great effort to make the materials 100% biodegradable.

Overall, for $4.99, I’m very pleased with my Coffee Sock. It’s eco-friendly and has actually improved the experience of my morning ritual.

Thumbs up!


  1. Big Thumbs Down!

    Coffee puts the system under the strain of metabolizing a deadly acid-forming drug, depositing its insoluble cellulose, which cements the wall of the liver, causing this vital organ to swell to twice its proper size. In addition, coffee is heavily sprayed. (Ninety-two pesticides are applied to its leaves.) Diuretic properties of caffeine cause potassium and other minerals to be flushed from the body.

    All this fear went away when I quit, and it was a book that inspired me to do it called The Truth About Caffeine by Marina Kushner. There are five things I liked about this book:

    1) It details–thoroughly–the ways in which caffeine may damage your health.

    2) It reveals the damage that coffee does to the environment. Specifically, coffee was once grown in the shade, so that trees were left in place. Then sun coffee was introduced, allowing greater yields but contributing to the destruction of rain forests. I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere else.

    3) It explains how best to go off coffee. This is important. If you try cold turkey, as most people probably do, the withdrawal symptoms will likely drive you right back to coffee.

    4) Helped me find a great resource for the latest studies at

    5) Also, if you drink decaf you won’t want to miss this special free report on the dangers of decaf available at

  2. Organic, free trade coffee grow in the shade + coffee sock = yum!

  3. There is another alternative which is much longer lasting. It is the so-called “Gold Filter” which is an insert now fitted to many coffee filter machines, it seem. That one too beats the paper filters, even the non-bleached ones and last, basically, for ever.

    Yes, it is a plastic thing with a metal filter thingy, but…


  4. Coffee has more health benfits than detriments. You can still find shade gown coffee, and only some coffee growers use pesticides…most is grown by people who cant afford them, even the stuff that is not labeled organic.

    Dont believe everything you read.

    The gold filter is a good alternative, like the coffee sock. Personally I use vacuum coffee maker. The filter is made out of pyrex glass. Nothing goes into the trash.

  5. I found it!! If you want to taste some of the best coffee I’ve had go to It’s FAIR TRADE, ORGANIC and it has a great story behind it about two cyclist that discovered it. Fun Site.:) Great enterpenuer story too.

  6. I just found the coffee sock and have been using it for about a week. I am not at all impressed. Am I using it incorrectly.
    It says maintain the filter in water between uses and squeeze out before using. So I did, and the coffee is cold. Also, only able to make minute cups of coffee……so disappointed.

  7. i find the gold filters to leave some sediment. it doesnt bother me, but hubby is not a fan, lol. im looking into cloth filters for this reason.

    and its not very nice to impose your anti-coffee views on others unsolicited. bacon and butter and many other delicious or fun things are not good for you, but who wants to live a life with no joy? if you feel better after quitting coffee, fine. but leave me out of it. 🙂 you can pry my coffee from my cold dead hands.

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