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MSE alumni develop first acid reducing coffee filter – The Better Coffee Filter
The idea for a better way to make coffee began brewing one morning on the Georgia Tech campus in the Love building. Four former MSE students, all graduating with a B.S. in MSE in 2018, drank coffee before class every morning. However, one of the group members started experiencing heartburn due to coffee intake, while the others became concerned about teeth stains. They began to research a way to avoid the negatives, while still enjoying their morning coffee. After talking with dentists and gastroenterologists, they discovered the acidity of coffee plays a major role in heartburn and tooth staining after drinking coffee.
The team spent two years developing The Better Coffee Filter – a paper coffee filter that reduces the acidity of coffee during brewing via an all-natural mineral blend inside of the filter without negatively affecting the taste.
The Better Coffee Filter (Team pHAM) won people’s choice in the 2018 Georgia Tech Inventure Prize, and the team is now planning a kickstarter campaign to share the filters with coffee lovers everywhere. https://www.thebettercoffeefilter.com/