Coffee Filter Paper Market

2020 Analysis and Review: Coffee Filter Paper Market by Material Type – Bleached Paper and Unbleached Paper for 2020 - 2030

About the Report

Rising demand for coffee as a daily routine drink has resulted in increasing sales of coffee filter paper. Manufactures are enjoying the consistent demand for coffee filter papers in response to the expanding pool of coffee drinkers, it is becoming increasingly prevalent in developing markets across South and East Asia as well.

In its new study, ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm Future Market Insights (FMI) offers insights about key factors driving demand for coffee filter paper. The report tracks the global sales of coffee filter paper in 20+ high-growth markets, along with analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the coffee filter paper industry.

In last couple of years, the global coffee consumption has witnessed significant spike especially in regions such as Europe and North America. An increasing number of customers across the globe are using a variety of coffee filter papers for coffee making, which is amplifying sales to a significant extent.

Moreover, the rising investment in product innovation is expected to create lucrative growth opportunities. Coffee filter paper has several other advantages such as high compatibility, biodegradability and recyclability. These factors have been helping coffee filter paper gain traction.

The demand for coffee filter paper is projected to rise on the back of changing lifestyle coupled with changing drinking patterns. According to FMI’s analysis, Coffee Filter Paper Sales to Register 4.9% CAGR Between 2020 and 2030

Rapid Penetration of Organized Retail Sector Supplementing Coffee Filter Paper Sales

The number of modern retail formats such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores and specialty stores has significantly increased in the last few years. Changing lifestyle, coupled with increasing per-capita disposable income of consumers, has been aiding the penetration of organized retail sector especially in Asia and MEA.

As a result of this, coffee filter papers are available to end-use customers through a variety of retail outlets such as hypermarkets, supermarkets, small retail stores and others. This ease of availability of coffee filter paper has been aiding sales and improving its popularity among consumers. Driven by these factors, FMI presents a positive outlook for the market.

How is Preference for Low Calorie Drinks Affecting Coffee Filter Paper Sales?

Coffee continues to be the most consumed beverage in the world. Despite this, the rising demand for low-calorie drinks has made manufacturers wary about possibilities of dwindling sales. In response to the higher focus on health, coffee filter papers are being marketed for their indirect health benefits.

A new study by the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology has concluded that people using coffee filter paper are at lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular disease, or stroke. The lower mortality associated with filtered coffee is one of the key factors creating sales opportunities in the market.

What will Availability of Alternatives Impact Coffee Filter Paper Market Growth?

Manufacturers operating in the global food and beverage industry are ready to switch to advanced filtering solutions. Though a significant number of customers continue to use coffee filter paper, availability of alternative filtering solution could hamper sales opportunities. Filtering media such as permanent coffee filter made up of stainless-steel mesh are significantly used for commercial, institutional, and household use.

Furthermore, permanent coffee filters are suitable for all coffee machines and are easily cleaned by washing them under running water or in the dishwasher. Also, these filters offer several benefits such as heat-resistance, BPA free, ease of handling, and others. The availability of such alternative filtering solution is considerably impacting the sales of coffee filter paper.

Development and adoption of such alternative products might dent sales prospects for coffee filter paper producers in the coming years.

Will Inclination towards Eco-friendly Solutions Accelerate Coffee Filter Sales?

Rising demand for eco-friendly and highly sustainable filtering solution has led to an increase in the demand for paper-based filter solutions. Leading as well as small scale industry players operating in the global beverage industry are promoting paper-based packaging and filtering solutions owing to its highly sustainable and recyclable outlook. Coffee filter paper is made up of bleached and unbleached paper, FSC certified, and is highly biodegradable and recyclable in nature.

Furthermore, these paper-based coffer filters comply with food and beverage quality and safety standards. Coffee filter paper is made without any glue and binding agent and is convenient for everyone to use. Initiatives taken by manufacturers operating in the global coffee filter paper market will further encourage consumers to use sustainable filtering products. Rising demand or such easy to use yet sustainable filtering solutions is projected to drive growth.

Country-wise Insights

How Changing Drinking Patterns in India Could Drive Coffee Filter Paper Sales?

India has largely been a tea-drinking nation. However, coffee is becoming a popular choice among consumers. The rising preference for coffee among the millennials in India has created significant demand for filtering media including coffee filter paper.

As per the National Dairy Development Board, India is the leading milk producer and sixth largest producer of coffee. The demand for coffee drink is not only high in urban areas but also seen in rural parts of the country. Furthermore, the consumption rate has been rising in response to the increase in number of retail foodservice stores in India. All these factors are projected to offer attractive opportunities for coffee filter paper manufacturers.

Will the U.S. Continue Exhibiting High Demand for Coffee Filter Paper?

As per FMI, the U.S. is projected to exhibit increasing demand for coffee filter paper during the foreseeable future. The demand registered in the U.S. is primarily driven by the daily drinking habit of youth as well as adults. Furthermore, the rising consumption of coffee drink in commercial as well as institutional places in United States is another prime factor that boots the market for coffee filter paper.

As per the International Coffee Organization, in 2020, United States of America imported ~1620 thousand tonnes of coffee on the back of massive demand. On the back of such high demand for coffee, the U.S. has been identified as an equally lucrative market for coffee filter paper.

How Growing Coffee Consumption in Germany Increasing Coffee Filter Paper Sales?

Coffee sales in Germany has remained considerably high. Consumers’ sentiments towards coffee consumption is quite strong and so is their spending. Germany therefore presents a conducive environment, supporting coffee filter paper sales.  

As per the International Coffee Organization, the European Union countries including Germany consumed 3,260 thousand tonnes of coffee in 2020 which is far greater than many countries across the globe. This factor is estimated to create substantial demand for coffee filter paper in Germany.

Furthermore, the significant presence of coffee filter paper manufacturers across the Germany is further propelling the demand for coffee filter paper to a certain extent.

Why are Coffee Filter Paper Manufacturers Eyeing on Canada?

Coffee is Canada’s most consumed beverage among adults. As per the Coffee Association of Canada, Canada is witnessing the fastest coffee importing growth amongst the leading global markets with over 25 nations exporting coffee to the Canada. Furthermore, in Canada, the total sales of coffee in 2019 stood at US$ 4.8 Bn.

This presence of coffee lovers in high numbers has been fuelling the demand for beverage filtering solutions in Canada. As per FMI analysis, in 2020, the total coffee consumption per person per year in Canada was ~15 lbs which is more than other American and Asian countries. As the demand for coffee drink in Canada in progressively growing, manufacturers of coffee filter paper are eyeing on the attractive opportunities.

How Lucrative is Brazil for Coffee Filter Paper Sales?

Coffee is an integral part of Brazil culture. As per FMI analysis, Brazil is one of the largest consumers of coffee in the world and also is a leading producer of coffee beans. The total coffee consumption per person per year in Brazil is much more than other European and American countries.

The rate of coffee consumption in workplaces and commercial places in Brazil is rising, which is expected to fuel the demand for coffee filter paper. Driven by these factors, manufacturers, especially who operate in North and Latin America markets are expected to focus on capitalizing on opportunities present in Brazil.

Category-wise Insights

Are Basket and Cone Coffee Filter Paper Enjoying Steady Demand? 

In terms of product type, basket and cone filter are most preferred among end users. Basket and cone filters are comparatively easy to use and offer more convenient filtration of coffee. Furthermore, consistent demand for these types is mainly driven their precise sizing and affordable pricing. On the back of these factors, basket and cone filter segments are anticipated to hold around 2/4th portion of the market share throughout the forecast period.

Why is Demand for 20 to 40 GSM Coffee Filter Paper is Consistently Growing?

Leading as well as small scale coffee filter paper manufacturers are manufacturing coffee filter paper which is best suitable for wide range of coffee types. 20 to 40 GSM coffee filter papers are best feasible option for both ground and powder form coffee.

Furthermore, the filtering characteristics of 20 to 40 GSM coffee filter paper full fill the precise requirement of coffee filtration. Owing to these factors, the segment is projected to witness increasing demand in the upcoming years and is projected to expand by 1.7x times to its value.

Who is the Key End User of Coffee Filter Papers?  

As per the report, institutional segment will emerge as the most attractive end-use segment in the foreseeable future. Swiftly rising number of people drinking coffee at institutional places such as corporate offices, collages, schools, and others is one of the key factors aiding the growth of the segment. It is estimated to offer total incremental opportunity of US$ 107 Mn during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

Leading coffee filter paper manufacturers are emphasizing on product innovation by putting customers’ preference at the epicenter. A case in point it Melitta’s coffee filter paper, which was manufactured with measure markings on filter paper, each equivalent to two tablespoons for easy, consistent filling. Similarly, BV Filtropa, another Europe-based coffee filter paper manufacturer, offers different sizes of coffee filter paper, compatible for all types of domestic coffee drip machines which ultimately facilitates the coffee brewing process. 

Furthermore, packaging manufacturers across the world are trying to match up with green trends. For instance. Riensch & Held GmbH & Co.KG’s biodegradable coffee filter paper, which is design for ground coffee and made without any glue or any other type of binding agent.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are:

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
  • Riensch & Held GmbH & Co.KG
  • BV Filtropa
  • Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier GmbH
  • Melitta
  • Glatfelter Corporation
  • Purico Group Limited
  • KONOS GmbH
  • Animo B.V
  • Rockline Industries
  • Twin Rivers Paper Company
  • Thomas & Green

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report.

Scope of the Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for value and Mn Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, MEA and Oceania

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, China, India, GCC, South Africa, Northern Africa, Australia & New Zealand

Key Segments Covered

Material Type, Thickness, Product Type, End Use and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
  • Riensch & Held GmbH & Co.KG
  • BV Filtropa
  • Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier GmbH
  • Melitta
  • Glatfelter Corporation
  • Purico Group Limited
  • KONOS GmbH
  • Animo B.V
  • Rockline Industries
  • Thomas & Green
  • Twin Rivers Paper Company

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Brand share analysis, Competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • Which is the Most Lucrative Market for Coffee Filter Paper?

    Europe currently leads the global market for coffee filter paper. Sales in Europe will account for over ~35 % of total demand registered in the global market between 2020 and 2030. Within Europe, sales in Germany is expected to remain the highest.

  • Which is the Top-Selling Type of Coffee Filter Paper?

    Basket coffee filter papers are top-selling in the market. The demand for basket coffee filter paper is expected to increase during forecast period owing to its affordable pricing and convenient use.

  • Which is the Preferred Material for Coffee Filter Paper?

    Unbleached paper is highly preferred by manufacturers of coffee filter papers.

  • Which are some of the Leading Companies Manufacturing Coffee Filter Paper?

    Some of the leading companies offering coffee filter paper are Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, Riensch & Held GmbH & Co.KG, Glatfelter Corporation, Rockline Industries, Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier GmbH, BV Filtropa, Melitta among others.

  • Who is the Key End User of Coffee Filter Paper?

    As per FMI, the household use segment is exhibiting considerably high demand. It is projected to dominate the market and account for more than 40% of the overall market by 2030.

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Coffee Filter Paper Market by Category

Product Type

  • Cone Filter
  • Basket Filter
  • V Cone Filter
  • Disc Filter
  • Drip Bag Coffee Filter
  • Others

Material Type

  • Bleached Paper
  • Unbleached Paper


  • Up to 20 GSM
  • 20 to 40 GSM
  • Above 40 GSM

End Use

  • Commercial Use
  • Institutional Use
  • Household Use


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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