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coffee brewing methods

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 12, 2012 at 4:01 AM

I have french press that I use to brew my coffee, but there are some concerns about cafestol. Appently using a paper filter in a conventional drip coffee maker will remove most of this. Can I just pour my french press coffee though a filter directly into my cup do the same thing? There seems to be an obvious yes to this, but I wanted to run this by you guys in case I'm missing something.

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on April 13, 2012
at 01:30 PM

LOL...ditto, except replace the dog with my iPad

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on April 12, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Love my aeropress to death!!! It makes the best iced coffee too.

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on April 12, 2012
at 04:43 PM

Upvote Jared. I am right there with you. I have said it before, but if there was a fire -I had my Gaggia under one arm and my dog under the other.

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on April 12, 2012
at 04:27 PM

How long were you letting your beans sit in the cold water? I've always used the same amount of beans as I do for hot brewing....

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

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on April 12, 2012
at 04:25 PM

Or just use a pour-over one cup: http://www.amazon.com/Melitta-64012-Ready-Coffee-Maker/dp/B000RD55IW/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1334247840&sr=8-11 Always thought it tastes just as good this way, as when made thru a french press.

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on April 12, 2012
at 01:50 PM

Agree re. AeroPress, but it, too, is big coffee consumer (on par w/cold-brew, in my experience).

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on April 12, 2012
at 01:32 PM

The Aeropress is great for travel - always take with me when I go to music festivals. I drink one cuppa day using the pour over method. Broke my Chemex.. broke my French Press.. POM so far, so good.

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on April 12, 2012
at 07:19 AM

That does look cool, the best of both worlds it looks like

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on April 12, 2012
at 04:22 AM

great, Thanks for doing the "leg" work for us

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on April 12, 2012
at 04:09 AM

I just finished up a scientific (but not boring!) review of French-pressed coffee and cafestol. My own personal feeling is that it is a good thing despite rather predictably raising cholesterol. As you said though, you could run your French pressed coffee through a filter if you wanted to reduce the cafestol content.

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on April 12, 2012
at 04:22 AM

great, Thanks for doing the "leg" work for us

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on April 12, 2012
at 05:56 AM

Get an aeropress, it's cheap and the best home-made coffee there is. And it has a paper filter, too.

A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

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on April 12, 2012
at 07:19 AM

That does look cool, the best of both worlds it looks like

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on April 12, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Love my aeropress to death!!! It makes the best iced coffee too.

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on April 12, 2012
at 12:43 PM

I use a french press. Cholesterol be damned.

I've experimented with cold-pressing, but it seems to take considerably more beans to make a balanced, yet strong cuppa (in my opinion) so I went back to the normal kettle+french press... good beans are expensive!

I drink 2-cups a day tops, so I'm not as concerned as others in my industry (IT) that drink 8-10 cups a day.

I'm considering going to a vacuum/gravity brewing setup at home, it looks interesting. Also considering an Aeropress for when I travel, which is about 6-8 times a year.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on April 12, 2012
at 01:32 PM

The Aeropress is great for travel - always take with me when I go to music festivals. I drink one cuppa day using the pour over method. Broke my Chemex.. broke my French Press.. POM so far, so good.

408b32d0900853851167089d730f1881

on April 12, 2012
at 01:50 PM

Agree re. AeroPress, but it, too, is big coffee consumer (on par w/cold-brew, in my experience).

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on April 12, 2012
at 04:27 PM

How long were you letting your beans sit in the cold water? I've always used the same amount of beans as I do for hot brewing....

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5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

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on April 12, 2012
at 02:50 PM

I bought an expresso machine last year and will never go back. Cafestol, be damned. An espresso machine extracts all the good things associated with coffee consumption but eliminates some of the pitfalls because the espresso is extracted over a shorter amount of time. I guess you could briefly run your espresso through a paper filter to eliminate the cafestol, if you wish. Either way, espresso is the only way to fly. I add a bit of heavy cream and coconut oil and I feel amazing until lunch. Love it. Love it.

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on April 12, 2012
at 04:43 PM

Upvote Jared. I am right there with you. I have said it before, but if there was a fire -I had my Gaggia under one arm and my dog under the other.

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on April 13, 2012
at 01:30 PM

LOL...ditto, except replace the dog with my iPad

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on April 12, 2012
at 10:10 AM

I think you should look into a Clever Dripper. It is what I use and I get great results. I also work for a restaurant that also roasts it own small batch coffee, so I have access to some great things.

I've take several classes in different methods in coffee production. In a short answer, you can absolutely pour your coffee through a filter, make sure you wet it first. Also, look for a natural unbleached filter if you are a bit weary of bleach paper products. I can give you some more advice of filters if you need it.

Here is a video of the clever dripper: http://vimeo.com/15280687

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on April 12, 2012
at 09:44 AM

Whatever you decide to brew with, Brew Methods will help you use it.

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on April 12, 2012
at 06:47 PM

One method I have used was found in the Paleo Recipe Book.

Paleo Recipe Book

It has really showed me how to keep a strict paleo diet and still eat some great food.

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