FLTRgo: Sustainable coffee filter makes the perfect travel companion for filter coffee drinkers

If you’re going on a camping trip this summer and are a fan of filter coffee, FLTRgo is an ideal travel companion. 

FLTRgo is a compact, lightweight, multi-use, drip coffee filter system that can be used anywhere. Designed like a small sieve, the FLTRgo features a ring and handle made from bamboo, and a cloth filter made from ethically-sourced organic cotton.

To use the FLTRgo, you unfold the handle, then add coffee grounds to the fabric filter, and hold the the filter over a mug or carafe while pouring water over the coffee grounds.

It is estimated that hundreds of millions of single-use paper filters end up in a landfill every year. The FLTRgo cuts down on waste since it’s reusable hundreds of times.

FLTRgo was developed by full-time traveller Justin Baird, who was inspired to create the product after travelling in Brazil where he first discovered a portable coffee filter – a fabric filter on a wire ring. He recalls: “While these filters met the basic requirements for making filtered coffee, they had a few drawbacks. The fabric quality was not so good, which affected the taste of the coffee. The stitching fell apart after awhile. The wire ring was not very strong and would bend under the weight of coffee and water and become warped during travel. I thought to myself, ‘I think I can make something better than this! And I did.”

FLTRgo is available to buy online from the FLTRgo website

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

 

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