Any coffee drinkers here?

7 years 3 months ago #290291 by Melissa Zui
Is it true that drinking coffee that was made from a French Press will be better for you? I was just reading an interesting post on someones Facebook page that making coffee with a French press keeps more of the essential oils in the coffee which are better for your body and cognitive development.

Any truth to this?


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7 years 3 months ago #290293 by John Landolfi
Any method that doesn't "boil" the coffee will not harm its components. Filter methods like Melitta work well, and so does a well executed French Press. The main reason to use a FP for me is that it tastes better, and the coffee is fuller-bodied, because the oils aren't filtered out. But nothing beats a well-pulled shot from freshly roasted beans... :cheers:


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7 years 3 months ago #290298 by rmeyer7
I love coffee -- and by that I don't mean that I love sweet beverages with fancy names that contain some coffee, I like my coffee strong and black.

A French press is my favorite way to have coffee. It definitely does retain more of the essential oils - if you look at the brewed coffee compared to some that was brewed with a paper filter, you can actually see the difference. The paper filters will absorb some of the oils, which affects not only the health benefits of those oils but also the flavor. So when I brew drip coffee, I use a paperless filter (very fine mesh, reusable filter) to retain the oils.

If you're interested in the healthy aspects of the essential oils, another thing I recommend is to put a small amount of coconut oil in your coffee. It's great for you, and adds a nice, subtle flavor as well.


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7 years 3 months ago #290299 by Tuscan Muse
What John said. FP does help to maintain the oils. Any method that plunges the water through the beans is better than boiling.

Freshly roasted beans are key. If freshly roasted isn't available, always whole bean instead of ground. Never, under any circumstances, chill the beans by keeping them in the fridge or freezer.

I live in Costa Rica and these folks take their coffee growing seriously. There is nothing like sitting beside the coffee roaster, right on the coffee farm and then having a fresh cup! I don't know if my cognitive skills were improved, but I certainly will never forget the taste or the energy that resulted. This is a third world country and there are no FPs. They plunge the water through a thin, muslin sock.

Personally, I prefer anything grown in the Tarazzu area of Costa Rica. They sell this at Trader Joe's in the U.S. It is the equivalent of Jamaican Blue Mountain in my opinion.

My 2 cents!

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7 years 3 months ago #290328 by Stealthy Ninja
I just drink whatever keeps me awake.

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7 years 3 months ago #290409 by effron
I checked off a couple of these........ :P
You're Drinking Too Much Coffee When . . .

Juan Valdez named his donkey after you.
You ski uphill.
You get a speeding ticket even when you're parked.
You speed walk in your sleep.
You have a bumper sticker that says: "Coffee drinkers are good in the sack."
You answer the door before people knock.
You haven't blinked since the last lunar eclipse.
You just completed another sweater and you don't know how to knit.
You grind your coffee beans in your mouth.
You sleep with your eyes open.
You have to watch videos in fast-forward.
The only time you're standing still is during an earthquake.
You can take a picture of yourself from ten feet away without using the timer.
You lick your coffeepot clean.
You spend every vacation visiting "Maxwell House."
You're the employee of the month at the local coffeehouse and you don't even work there.
You've worn out your third pair of tennis shoes this week.
Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.
You chew on other people's fingernails.
The nurse needs a scientific calculator to take your pulse.
Your T-shirt says, "Decaffeinated coffee is the devil's coffee."
Your so jittery that people use your hands to blend their margaritas.
You can type sixty words per minute with your feet.
You can jump-start your car without cables.
Cocaine is a downer.
All your kids are named "Joe."
You don't need a hammer to pound in nails.
Your only source of nutrition comes from "Sweet & Low."
You don't sweat, you percolate.
You buy milk by the barrel.
You've worn out the handle on your favorite mug.
You go to AA meetings just for the free coffee.
You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in.
You forget to unwrap candy bars before eating them.
Charles Manson thinks you need to calm down.
You've built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers.
People get dizzy just watching you.
When you find a penny, you say, "Find a penny, pick it up. Sixty-three more, I'll have a cup."
You've worn the finish off your coffee table.
The Taster's Choice couple wants to adopt you.
Starbucks owns the mortgage on your house.
Your taste buds are so numb you could drink your lava lamp.
You're so wired, you pick up AM radio.
People can test their batteries in your ears.
Your life's goal is to amount to a hill of beans.
Instant coffee takes too long.
You channel surf faster without a remote.
When someone says. "How are you?", you say, "Good to the last drop."
You want to be cremated just so you can spend the rest of eternity in a coffee can
You want to come back as a coffee mug in your next life.
Your birthday is a national holiday in Brazil
You'd be willing to spend time in a Turkish prison.
You go to sleep just so you can wake up and smell the coffee.
You're offended when people use the word "brew" to mean beer.
You name your cats "Cream" and "Sugar."
You get drunk just so you can sober up.
You speak perfect Arabic without ever taking a lesson.
Your Thermos is on wheels.
Your lips are permanently stuck in the sipping position.
You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.
You can outlast the Energizer bunny.
You short out motion detectors.
You have a conniption over spilled milk.
You don't even wait for the water to boil anymore.
Your nervous twitch registers on the Richter scale.
You think being called a "drip" is a compliment.
You don't tan, you roast.
You don't get mad, you get steamed.
Your three favorite things in life are...coffee before and coffee after.
Your lover uses soft lights, romantic music, and a glass of iced coffee to get you in the mood.
You can't even remember your second cup.
You help your dog chase its tail.
You soak your dentures in coffee overnight.
Your coffee mug is insured by Lloyds of London.
You introduce your spouse as your coffeemate.
You think CPR stands for "Coffee Provides Resuscitation."
Your first-aid kit contains two pints of coffee with an I.V. hookup.

Why so serious?
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