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Old 07-05-2013, 08:45 AM   #41
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

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Finally got myself a French Press. One of the best cups of coffee I have ever had, on my first try, so needless to say, they should only get better. Best peice of kitchen equipment I have ever used.
I'd probably lean more toward the stove or oven for "best piece of kitchen equipment" title
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:22 AM   #42
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

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I'd probably lean more toward the stove or oven for "best piece of kitchen equipment" title
hahaha...fair enough. How about "best peice of non-traditional kitchen equipment I've ever used"
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:29 AM   #43
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

I use organic whole beans/single origin then grind them up.
I then boil distilled water.
Pour ground beans into french press followed by boiling water.
Mix a splash of organic coconut cream, tsp of organic unsalted butter and tsp of organic coconut oil.
Then I drink and enjoy!
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #44
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

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I then boil distilled water.
Lan -

FYI : It is is generally (although not universally) accepted within the "coffee world" (whatever that may be) that distilled water really makes for a sub-par cup of coffee. Distilled water is missing minerals that contribute to the water's taste and aid in flavor extraction.

Is there a reason that you use distilled?

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #45
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

Also try to not boiling the water, get it off the stove right before boil. Give it a try and see if you can taste the difference.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:48 PM   #46
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

There was a Dutch study a couple of years back that was a hallmark study and it raised a few eyebrows given that it was proven to be true by other researchers.
French press coffee actually raises LDL
http://coffeegeek.com/files/371/Cholesterol.doc. Wfs

The cause of this increase in LDL was found to be the presence of the lipids (also called diterpenes) cafestol and kahweol in unfiltered coffee. *Dr. Arild C. Rustan of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oslo identified these two lipids as “the most potent cholesterol-raising components known”.


At one time these lipids were believed to be present only in Scandinavian boiled coffee in which coffee grounds are boiled for five to ten minutes. * However many later studies found that they are also present in ordinary French Press brew, and metal-filtered drip brew. *
FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE NEWS ITEM BELOW, ARE EXCERPTS FROM SOME OF OVER THIRTY MEDICAL STUDIES THAT WE REVIEWED ON THIS SUBJECT. *
UNLIKE THE CONTROVERSY OVER CAFFEINE, THERE IS VERY LITTLE ARGUMENT OVER THIS ISSUE OF LDL CHOLESTEROL AND UNFILTERED COFFEE. *THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THESE STUDIES ARE CONCORDANT. *


http://www.bcm.edu/news/item.cfm?newsID=912 wfs Baylor university findings.
Cafestol, a compound found in coffee, elevates cholesterol by hijacking a receptor in an intestinal pathway critical to its regulation, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in the July issue of the journal Molecular Endocrinology.


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Q. Is it true that coffee when prepared in the espresso or cappuccino form has been found to be a cause of higher cholesterol? I’m very proud of cutting out fast foods, high fat and my addiction to chocolate - but giving up my cappuccino will be hard.


*A. Coffee contains several substances that may have either beneficial or harmful effects on the cardiovascular system. Whether coffee consumption affects blood cholesterol levels has been a matter of debate and controversy for several years. There are conflicting reports in the literature, most likely due to differences in coffee preparations used in the studies and specific study designs.

An important consideration is whether the drink is prepared from filtered or unfiltered coffee. Unfiltered coffee or coffee prepared using metal filters contain substances called diterpenes including cafestol and kahweol. High concentrations of these substances are present in boiled, Turkish and French press coffees. A recent study reported increases in blood cholesterol levels in individuals consuming five cups of French press coffee per day for four weeks. Thus media headlines citing that “coffee drinking increases cholesterol” were based on a study where people consumed very high amounts of non-filtered coffee. In espresso coffee, the small serving size makes it an intermediate source of cafestol and kahweol (4 mg/cup). Moderate (one to two cups per day) coffee consumption has not been associated with negative cardiovascular effects. Just like with other dietary recommendations for health, moderation is the key. Having a cappuccino should not pose any health risk, however, the healthiest choice would be non- or low-fat versions of the drink.

Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr is a UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis. Her bi-monthly publication, Nutrition Perspectives, provides research-based information on food and nutrition.


Now with that said? French press good? Oooooh ya baby!
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:19 AM   #47
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

Fresh ground, french press, black...Only way to go!!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #48
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

I just make coffee with a Keurig machine. I use a little splenda for sweetening. That's it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #49
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I just make coffee with a Keurig machine. I use a little splenda for sweetening. That's it.
This makes me feel like telling you that I get my protein powder from the local 7-11 and mix it with powdered milk.

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Old 07-08-2013, 03:20 PM   #50
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Re: How do you have your morning coffee?

I grind beans for homemade lattes every morning, no sweeteners. Otherwise, I use powdered creamer in whatever coffee is available. My theory is that if I consume enough preservatives they will extend my lifespan.
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