Brewing Guide: Roast Profile Filter Papers

Brewing Guide: Roast Profile Filter Papers

Brewing Guide: Roast Profile Filter Papers 

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There is a saying that greater appreciation is can only be achieved through greater understanding. On that note, A love for specialty coffee can only be nurtured through better understanding and knowledge of the processes involved. One of the major components of a good specialty coffee is its filter paper. As a company which specialises in the processes of specialty coffee filter paper, we would like to share insights into our ‘Roast Profile Filter Paper’.

What makes CAFEC filter paper special?

The CAFEC Filter Paper features a two-sided crepe filter paper which allows for better water flow due to a better consistency of the paper. The CAFEC filter paper is thoroughly dried on both sides of the paper. This allows the paper to acquire a finer texture which allows better water flow for the extraction.

Normally, paper-making companies would only process 1 side of the paper by using a hot rotary drum. This causes an unstable flow of water since the paper only has 1 side which processed with heat.

What is a Roast Profile filter paper?

It is a type of filter paper which is specifically designed to bring out the unique characters of a coffee’s roast profile. These filter papers bring out unique flavours depending on the roasting level of the bean. 

What are the different roast profile filter papers available?

The Three Different Filter Papers are:

  1. Light Roast Paper
  2. Medium Dark Roast Filter Paper
  3. Dark Roast Filter Paper

What are the differences between the roast profile filter papers?

Cafec Light Roast Profile Filter Paper

Light Roast

Specialises in bringing out the best Aroma and Cleanliness of the coffee. The characteristics of the paper which helps achieve this are the density of the paper and the One-sided crepe. The ‘One-sided Crepe’ which has a dense surface enables better water to build up during the brewing method which allows the coffee powder to better release its aromas. Aside from activating the aromas of the coffee, this form of paper also helps reduce the excess coffee powder which creates a cleaner cup. When looking for to slowly enjoy the fragrance and aroma of the coffee, this filter paper would be the most suitable for you.

Cafec Medium Roast Filter Paper

Medium Roast

Specialises in Balance and Flavour of the coffee. Using the well-balanced Two-Side Crepe, this filter paper provides the best water flow amongst the three filter papers. The water flow becomes detrimental in the outcome of the coffee due to its ability to impact the quality of extraction. When looking for a quick pour over focusing on a well-balanced rich flavour, this filter paper is the most suitable.

 Cafec Dark Roast Filter Paper

 Dark Roast

The Dark roast specialises in creating a cup providing the best body and sweetness. While it has a ‘Two-Side Crepe’, the height of the crepe is set to be lower. The impact of this change can be seen in the water flow during the brewing method that the filter provides. Due to this structure the water flow during the extraction changes from fast into slow mid-way during the extraction. This change in the water flow allows the coffee to provide more body and sweetness.  

Fact Sheet

Types of Filter Paper

Light Roast

Medium Roast

Dark Roast


Aroma & Clean Cup

Balance & Flavor

Body and Sweetness


0.15 mm







Number of Sided Crepe

One-side Crepe (Crepe only on outside surface of paper)

Two-sided Crepe (Good Balance)

Two-Sided (Low-Height)

Ideal Temperature





Driven by the passion to spread the love of coffee, we aim to provide inspiration and education in everything we do. We hope that through this simple guide, we were able to provide a better understanding of our roast profile filter papers and help elaborate on the philosophies behind the designs.


To find out more about our brewing method and drippers please have a look at our ‘Brewing Guide - The Osmotic Flow’ or ‘Brewing Guide: The Deep Dripper and Flower Dripper’


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