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Topic: Homeroast Digest, Vol 3, Issue 48 (82 lines)
1) From: sci
Lynne,
The Chemex (btw, get used one on Ebay for 1/3 price) is a pour over brewer
allowing you to change several variables: temp, brew time, grind,
saturation. So you can come out with lots of different results. Clean clean
cup. I'm a FP lover too. I've used it more than any other method for
decades. Chemex filters are perhaps the best paper filter, and you can use
them for things other than the Chemex brewer. I use them in my AP. I cut
them up and put them in my FP (heresy I know, but it is the LDL problem that
drives me to this insanity). I have experimented using them in the MP (moka
pot), but I've not perfected that yet. My tastes can't detect the Chemex
filter, but it does remove some oils that affect taste. My AP coffee rocks
with chemex filters.
I have LDL issues and try to bump up HDL via exercise, but my 210 is down to
180.
I too refuse to go on statins as long as I can beat it myself with lifestyle
changes that are better overall in the long run.
Read this fromhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070614162223.htm:
"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.
In fact, cafestol is the most potent dietary cholesterol-elevating agent
known, said Dr. David Moore, professor of molecular and cellular biology at
BCM, and Dr. Marie-Louise Ricketts, a postdoctoral student and first author
of the report. Cafetiere, or French press coffee, boiled Scandinavian brew
and espresso contain the highest levels of the compound, which is removed by
paper filters used in most other brewing processes. Removing caffeine does
not remove cafestol, however.
Studies by a co-author  Dr. Martijn B. Katan of Vriye Univeriteit
Amsterdam, Institute for Health Sciences, The Netherlands  indicate that
consuming five cups of French press coffee per day (30 milligrams of
cafestol) for four weeks raises cholesterol in the blood 6 to 8 percent."
Ivan
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:04:11 -0400
From: Lynne 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] coffee and high cholesterol
To: homeroast
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Ivan -
I'm actually considering a Chemex as my next coffee apparatus, when I can
afford a gift to myself. Haven't had my cholesterol taken in a few months,
but I've been trying to get some better numbers - I have heart disease on
both sides of my family (my dad, rest his soul, had five or six heart
attacks before the final one got him - he was one tough Polack!), need to
lose (more) weight, and I refuse to take statins...changing so much of my
diet, but I refuse to give up my coffee.
I do love my French Press, though. I like the stronger brew it makes - how
does the Chemex compare?
As far as the studies go, I'd be happier if there were more recent ones,
and, especially, if other methods of brewing were used (as I mentioned
before). Boiling - ugh...
Please note that the study used pure cafestol, without sugar and cream etc.
Which study is that? (Wondering if I missed one)
Lynne
(who finds this way more interesting than most 'normal' people...lol)
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