|French Press made coffee has replaced our drip maker for health reasons|
Furthermore, there are quite a few articles out there pointing out just how dangerous chemicals that leach from plastic may be, and the harm to our bodies (and cardiovascular system) that hot water carrying those leached compounds from the drip maker can cause. Yuck!
Moreover, it is possible that we are poisoning ourselves by using drip coffee makers. There are many petrochemical related compounds, mold release agents, stabilizers and other substances that may be found in plastics. Over time the hot water running through a drip coffee maker with plastic parts may leach out chemicals that should not be in our bodies. For more information on plastics and chemical leaching check out the link here to an good NPR news article.
Fortunately we found a coffee press system that is stainless steel and glass. The Mr. Coffee Press makes the best coffee I have had in a long time. A coffee press without plastic is a great way for anyone to live a 'greener' and more sustainable life!
|Stainless and glass instead of mostly plastic|
So for those of you who are unfamiliar with this simple coffee system, here is a quick look at the way I make coffee in the morning now.
First heat water in a teapot, preferably filtered water. Second grind your favorite whole beans into whatever grind size you like. I prefer strong bold coffee so my grounds are relatively fine.
|Heart Health and Coffee - Fresh Roasted Beans|
|Heart Health and Coffee - Freshly Ground Beans|
|Heart Health and Coffee - Fresh Brew|
|Heart Health and Coffee - Pressing the Brew|