Say it isn’t so! Each cup of unfiltered, french press, coffee contains “cafestol.” A study found that drinking four cups of French press coffee every day for four weeks could increase your cholesterol by almost 8%! To remove cafestol, brew your coffee with paper filters or in single serve machines. Paper filters are better at removing cafestol than the metal filters. I know, I know… what are they coming for next…the baguette?
(ML Ricketts, PhD-U of Nevada, Reno)