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Complimenting Your Filter Coffee

Posted on February 29, 2024

Filter coffee is simple to make, well-balanced, and enjoyed all over the world. The filter method, specifically, is so popular because it offers more control over various brewing parameters, such as grind size, water temperature, and pouring technique – and plenty of coffee enthusiasts swear by filter coffee because of these customisation abilities. The timeless simplicity of filter coffee continues to captivate coffee lovers with its aromatic fragrances, rich flavours, and versatile brewing methods.

At Coffee Capsules Direct, we are all about coffee and we have sourced the best quality coffee products that South Africa has to offer. While we specialise in machine-compatible coffee capsules/pods, we also stock a delicious range of filter coffee – both pre-ground and whole beans – sourced from local suppliers.

Read on to learn more about filter coffee from Coffee Capsules Direct as well as a few complimentary morsels to pair with our fantastic flavourful offerings.

Filter Coffee From Coffee Capsules Direct

At Coffee Capsules Direct, we stock several brands and flavours of ground/whole bean coffee for you to choose from, including Terbodore, Importers, and Uber Coffee. Take your pick from our range, all of which are sourced from reputable South African coffee roasters.

Below we have summarised each delicious option for you, as well as what kind of food could pair perfectly with each. Whether you are inviting your friends over for some hot gossip over hot beverages, hosting a meeting with colleagues for a light lunch, or simply setting yourself up for a self-care day full of sweet treats, you’re sure to find the perfect combination to suit the mood.


1. Blue Mountain: Made from artisan Arabica beans, this filter coffee has a balanced flavour profile with hints of berry and a moderate acidity, pairing well with a variety of treats. We recommend enjoying your Importers Blue Mountain Coffee with freshly baked pastries such as croissants, fruit tarts, or almond-based pastries – all of these would work very well with this coffee. The mild and balanced flavour of the coffee doesn't overpower the delicate flavours of the baked goods.

This coffee blend also has a slightly nutty taste to it, making it pair well with nut-based treats like pecan pie, almond croissant, or roasted nuts. The bright acidity of Importers Blue Mountain coffee complements citrus-flavoured desserts too. Lemon bars, orange cake, or grapefruit sorbet are just a few of the delicious desserts that would pair nicely with this option. If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, mild to medium cheeses such as gouda, brie, or goat cheese work well with this coffee blend. You could also consider dark chocolate with low acidity to pair with your cup of Blue Mountain coffee – the two complement each other well, without one dominating the flavours of the other.

2. Italian Filter Coffee: With a high strength and robust aroma, this full-bodied dark roast has some chocolatey notes and is made with artisan Arabica coffee. The beverage pairs well with a variety of foods that can complement its intensity and depth. Buttery brioche and chocolate croissants are some of the delicious pastries that will complement this coffee. Importers Italian Filter Coffee has a robust profile that can hold its own against the richness of these treats.

Classic Italian biscotti is a more traditional choice to pair with this coffee – the crunchy texture and subtle sweetness of the biscotti complements the coffee's boldness perfectly. Or why not embrace the Italian theme by pairing this coffee with a tiramisu? The coffee’s chocolatey notes enhance the flavours of the layered ladyfingers soaked in coffee and topped with mascarpone. This Italian Filter Coffee also pairs well with nutty flavours found in desserts like hazelnut biscotti and Nutella-filled pastries.

3. Mocha Java: An artisan Arabica coffee with hints of berries and a strength of 3/5, this medium-bodied roast is sure to win you over. Hailed for its rich and complex flavour profile, the Importers Mocha Java pairs with a variety of foods. Brownies, chocolate cake, or chocolate truffles pair well with the chocolatey Mocha Java coffee, creating a harmony of flavours.

The acidity and fruity undertones of the Mocha Java blend well with fresh berries and stone fruits like raspberries and cherries. Spiced baked goods like cinnamon rolls, gingerbread cookies, and cardamom-infused pastries also pair well with the rich taste of the Mocha Java.


Uber Coffee Beans

1. Premium Filter Blend: This offering from Uber Coffee is a full-bodied, traditional Italian filter coffee with a light acidity. Made with freshly roasted beans from Central and South America, as well as Africa, this coffee is sure to impress. Sip this delicious brew while munching on some buttery Danish pastries to truly tantalise your taste buds. This Premium Filter Blend enhances the naturally sweet flavours of the fruits in desserts like berry tart or apple pie. Mild cheeses like brie, gouda, or Swiss also go very well with this coffee.

2. Italian Espresso Blend: This Italian Espresso blend is made with coffee beans from South and Central America, as well as Africa, offering a nutty and smooth filter coffee – lightly roasted with an enticing aroma. If you’re feeling daring, why not create an Italian-inspired dessert by pouring half a shot of this espresso blend over some vanilla gelato, or over ice cream for a simple affogato delight.

This coffee also pairs well with savoury items, helping to balance out the robust coffee flavour. Pair your Italian espresso with some savoury treats such as olive bread, rosemary focaccia, or sun-dried tomato bread.


1. The Great Dane: This special blend is made with Arabica beans sourced from Indonesia, Brazil, and Ethiopia. With dark chocolate notes and a full-bodied flavour, this filter coffee blend is simply delicious and has a smooth and structured finish. Meats such as barbecue brisket or smoked sausages have a smoky profile that The Great Dane Coffee Blend can stand up to, and earthy flavours like those found in mushrooms and truffle-infused dishes can complement this blend of coffee quite well.

The complexity of The Great Dane blend also works well with a variety of cheeses such as aged cheddar, creamy blue cheese, or gouda. Top it off with some berries or stone fruit for a truly timeless experience.

2. This Is Africa: Made with Arabica beans sourced from Uganda and Ethiopia, this filter coffee is not to be overlooked. Embrace the floral notes of this delicious blend and pair this coffee with some lavender shortbread or chamomile-infused pastries. Croissants, fruit tarts, or almond-based pastries also work well with this option. Lastly, mild to medium flavoured cheeses would work well with this coffee blend, so why not try it with some gouda, brie, or goat cheese?

3. Lazy Bones: Using Arabica beans sourced from Malawi, Brazil, and Ethiopia, this filter coffee blend has full-bodied flavours with green apple notes. Pair this adventurous cup of goodness with croissants, Danish pastries, or pan au chocolate – all three would work very well with the Lazy Bones filter coffee. You could also enjoy it alongside some nuts and fruit slices for that fresh summer feeling – the mellow flavour of this coffee will enhance the sweetness of the fruit while complimenting the nuttiness.

4. Mac Espresso: This Terbodore coffee is made from Arabica beans sourced from Indonesia, Colombia, Uganda, Honduras, Ethiopia, and Brazil. It has a balanced and clean flavour profile with a subtle sweetness. It pairs well with plenty of foods including dark chocolate, savoury snacks, and olive oil-based pastries thanks to its robust flavours.

5. Italian Hazelnut: This coffee has subtle buttery notes with full-bodied flavours and is made from Arabica beans sourced from Indonesia, Brazil, and Ethiopia. The hint of nuttiness in this coffee pairs well with creamy cheeses like mascarpone or brie, as well as sweeter options like vanilla-flavoured treats and chocolate-hazelnut desserts.


6. French Vanilla: With a smooth caramel finish and a rich vanilla pod flavour, this coffee is sure to steal your heart. This filter coffee is made with Arabica beans sourced from Indonesia, Brazil, and Ethiopia. Pair it with mild cheeses, caramel desserts, and sugar cookies to truly make the most of this sensational blend.

7. Salted Caramel: This Terbodore filter coffee has buttery smooth notes with a pop of sea salt. Made with Arabica beans sourced from Indonesia, Brazil, and Ethiopia, this coffee is loaded with flavour. Pair this tempting beverage with vanilla flavoured treats, salted caramel brownies, caramel-filled chocolates, and salted caramel popcorn for an extra kick of sweetness.

8. Revival: With notes of citrus and full-bodied flavours, this coffee is sure to revive you. Enjoy this brew, made from South American and African blends, with light cheeses – goat cheese or feta creates a refreshing contrast with this coffee's balanced profile – buttery pastries, and mixed-berry baked goods.

9. Dutch Chocolate: A rich and indulgent flavour profile with a hint of Dutch chocolate and cocoa is what makes this coffee stand out. Pair it with chocolate desserts like chocolate-covered strawberries, dark chocolate tarts, chocolate pastries and chocolate muffins.

10. English Toffee: With Arabica beans sourced from Indonesia, Brazil, and Ethiopia, Terbodore’s English Toffee Coffee has smooth toffee notes and a rich butterscotch finish, making it perfectly suited to butter cookies, toffee pudding, brownies, and vanilla ice cream.

11. Birthday Cake: This coffee has creamy butter notes and full-bodied celebratory flavours, reminiscent of a birthday cake. The classic vanilla or funfetti cake complements this coffee perfectly, enhancing the celebratory experience. You can also take it a step further and set out some sugar cookies, caramel popcorn and cotton candy to compliment this fun, festive brew.


About Coffee Capsules Direct

Filter coffee has taken the world by storm, and brewing your daily dose of goodness has never been easier with modern coffee machines becoming more accessible, affordable, and simple to operate. At Coffee Capsules Direct, we take this convenience a step further, offering online shopping and deliveries all over South Africa. Skip the hassle of going to the grocery store and get straight to the point with our filter coffee shipped straight to your door.

If you would like to contact us for more information, do not hesitate to send us an email or phone us directly. We would be happy to help you find the perfect filter coffee to suit the occasion.