Hi Alan, This is my 7th aeropress. I’m curious to know why do you include the funnel but don’t let us know the use of it? I always get rid of it.. – From Israel R.

We include the funnel for those users that measure the coffee they are using as beans and then use the funnel to facilitate pouring directly from their grinder bin into the AeroPress chamber. We try to show this in the small illustration of the funnel in “The Parts” section of the instructions that come with the AeroPress and are available on our website. We should make it more prominent.