Made in the Bay: #1 selling coffee filter in the U.S. comes from Clearwater

Melitta turns out a billion coffee filters a year

This week's "Made in the Bay" takes Jamison Uhler to Melitta's U.S. Headquarters in Clearwater where they manufacture the number one selling coffee filter in America. 

The facility turns out 4 million cone coffee filters a day. That's one billion filters a year that are shipped out from Pinellas County to North and Central America along with the Caribbean. 

"We’re not just a leader in modern coffee filters. We invented them in 1908. Our paper production plant in Clearwater, Florida is state of the art. We produce filters to distribute throughout North America. Many advances in coffee filter technology have been pioneered by Melitta. Various innovations have been developed to fit the cone brewer throughout its evolution, including Flavor Pores, Double Crimp, material changes and Measure Markings. Our filters are designed to be durable, with the ability to extract coffee’s full flavor," the company's website says.

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