Why French press coffee is bad for you

Here’s Whether or Not French Press Coffee is Bad for You

We can wholeheartedly agree that pressed coffee has gained quite a bit of popularity over the last couple of years. And it’s easy to see why. The so-called French press coffee offers convenience, practicality and it doesn’t require any electricity. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows when it comes to coffee brewing techniques. Thus – why French press coffee is bad for you?

The coffee made by using a French press might be bad for you as it may potentially increase your cholesterol, according to evidence-based data (1).

Apparently, the potential cholesterol-raising effects of unfiltered coffee are caused by a coffee diterpene compound called cafestol.

Subsequently, large amounts of cafestol are found in unfiltered drinks e.g. French press, Greek and Turkish coffee.

In contrast, the quantity of cafestol in filtered coffee i.e. drip coffee is minuscule since the filter holds most of this diterpene.

Now, this doesn’t mean that drinking French press coffee will lead to your ultimate demise.

It’s just that people with high cholesterol issues (especially increased LDL) need to be aware that unfiltered coffee might not be optimal for them.

Personally, If I had high cholesterol, I’d just stay away from any kind of unfiltered coffee including French press.

2 thoughts on “Here’s Whether or Not French Press Coffee is Bad for You”

    1. Hello there Jessica – welcome aboard!

      When it comes to mushroom coffee, the Cordyceps kind is known to have cholesterol-lowering properties.

      There are even studies that support the claims about cordyceps’ ability to lower total cholesterol (1).

      Another great thing about mushroom coffee is that it’s virtually fat-free, which is good news for anyone looking to control their cholesterol levels.

      Cheers and God bless,

      — Simon

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