Filter, Espresso Or Coffee Maker? The type of coffee you drink can impact your health


Nothing wakes you up more than a cup of coffee. Whether it’s a latte, a mocha or an espresso, some of us love it so much they drink several cups a day.

But what impact does this have on our health? Well, a new study suggests that the type of coffee we select can make a difference.

Coffee consumption has been associated with an increase in blood cholesterol levels. But the latest research suggests it could also be down to the way you brew your coffee and your gender.

The results highlight that espresso consumption was associated with the greatest gender difference in cholesterol levels; the plunger coffee (coffee maker) was associated with the narrowest.

The chemicals naturally found in coffee – diterpenes, cafestol and kahweol – raise blood cholesterol levels. The brewing method is influential, but until now it was unclear what impact espresso coffee could have and in what quantities.

The researchers therefore sought to compare espresso coffee with other brewing methods in adults aged 40 and over.


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