Why French press coffee is bad for you?
The French Press has been in the news for awhile as an unhealthy way to brew coffee, because it’s filter doesn’t filter out the cafestol.
Cafestol is a substance that causes the body’s LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, levels to rise.
How much coffee do you put in a French press?
Whatever size of French Press you use, a good rule of thumb is to follow a ratio of coffee to water. So for every 1 gram of coffee, add 15 grams of water, which converts to about 3 tablespoon of coffee for every 1 cup of water. Experiment from there to find the ratio that works for your taste.
How do you make coffee in a French press coffee maker?
- Measure the coffee beans. Measure out the 1/2 cup coffee beans.
- Grind the coffee beans. Grind the beans on the coarsest setting in a burr grinder.
- Heat the water to boiling, then cool for 1 minute.
- Add the water to the French press.
- Stir the brew.
- Steep for 4 minutes.
- Plunge the press.
Is French press coffee better?
Paper filters in drip machines absorb much of the oil in your coffee grounds. French press doesn’t soak up flavor and adds tiny bits of coffee grounds in the coffee that percolates flavor. The same is true for coffee through a French press. Because the grounds steep instead of filter, the coffee tastes better.