The Coffee Catcher

Kaffeologie-Product I have a dirty little secret: I pour my coffee grounds down the sink when I'm done with them. I know that's probably wrong, even if, as a cousin of mine once proudly proclaimed, "They're good for the drain."

I probably should be tossing the coffee grounds in the garbage (to save my plumbing) or better yet, composting them (to save the environment). Here's where the Coffee Catcher comes into play.

This two-part accessory for the French press is made for easily removing spent grounds after brewing coffee in a French press. Comprised of a stainless steel hook and disc, the Coffee Catcher is designed not only to simplify cleanup, but also brew a better tasting French press brew.

The disc is inserted first, the coffee grounds are piled on top and the coffee is brewed as you normally would. Once it has completed steeping and you've poured your coffee, insert the hook into the disc and you can remove the spent grounds in one motion. The disc also acts as a sort of second filter too, "prevent[ing] the 'bitter tail' from adulterating the taste of your brew" according to the Coffee Catcher's makers.

Available in two sizes -- medium (3.5 inch disc, which fits a 4-8 cup glass carafe) and large (4 inch disc, which fits a 12 cup glass carafe) -- for $18.95 and $21.95 at Kaffeologie.

Via Seattle Weekly.



Composting coffee grounds is a great idea UNLESS you live in an environment which already has acidic soil. Then, not so good. You are certain to kill off your acid sensitive plants, the only things that will happy are blueberries and rhodies.


$18.95? Great idea but, $18.95?? I'll just continue to use my hands, thanks.


great idea, but not the price. A lower price would probably increase sales greatly.


A rubber spoonula does a pretty good job, though it might take ten or twenty seconds more than extracting the attractive $18.95 device...

Please stop throwing the grounds down the drain, whatever you use to remove them from the press.

Wrt the first comment above: If coffee grounds are part of a compost pile containing other veg and garden scraps, acidity isn't at all a problem. That's only an issue if the grounds are dumped directly around a plant without being composted.


Ditto the price. I almost had my husband make one but he said why not just use a paper towel (or a reusable sponge so that the environment police don't get you)?


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