Coffee consumption around the globe is spiking. As of spring 2022, 66 percent of Americans drink coffee daily, more than any other beverage — even water. And while single-cup systems like Keurig are popular, 41 percent of Americans still use drip coffee makers. That likely means there are a lot of paper coffee filters out there, too.
Paper coffee filters are very absorbent and feature a tight weave. This means they're easily able to filter out most of the microgrounds and oils present in ground coffee. This tight weave and absorbency also make them great for uses other than filtering coffee.
Here are 11 different ways you can put your paper coffee filters to use: