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 do you make coffee using a French press?
- 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.
How do you use a French press?
Add a heaping tablespoon (7-8 grams) of coffee to the pot per 200 ml (6.7 oz) of water. Pour hot water—not quite boiling—into the pot, and gently stir. Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and ground coffee (do not plunge yet), and let stand for 3-4 minutes.
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.