How to Store Coffee & How to Brew Coffee: Myths About Making Coffee Answered (Page 8)

Myth #7: A French Press is a Better Way to Brew Coffee Than Drip Coffee Makers

Not if you’re concerned about your health. Boiled or unfiltered coffee (such as that made with a French press, or Turkish-style coffee) contains higher levels of cafestol, a compound that can increase blood levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. Choose filtered methods instead, such as a drip coffee maker.

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