According to Baylor College of Medicine, Cafestol, an oily compound found in coffee, is the most potent cholesterol elevating compound in the human diet and elevates cholesterol by hijacking a receptor in an intestinal pathway critical to its regulation.
If you’re concerned about your cholesterol, you should be aware that brewing with a French Press or Espresso produces coffee that have high levels of Diterpenes, (Cafestol and Kahweol) both are potent cholesterol elevating compounds.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine also conducted similar studies. According to Dr. Michael J. Klag, the vice dean for clinical investigation at Johns Hopkins suggests that a cholesterol check may be in order for people who use a French press, espresso or a percolator.
In 2009 we were the first coffee company to conduct third party lab tests of our brew method vs. French Press and Espresso. Those lab tests showed that French Press had over 833% more Cafestol than our cold brew method and Espresso had over 555% more Cafestol. In addition, lab tests showed that the French Press had 1,418% more Kahweol than our cold brew method.
We also tested cold brewing in a French Press vs. our cold brew method. The French Press cold brew method had 342% more Cafestol than our cold brew method.
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Disclaimer: For Informational Purposes Only.
Diterpene testing was conducted in 2009, and scientifically supervised at Columbia Food Labs of Oregon. Acid testing was conducted in 2008 and scientifically supervised by Intertek labs, a global lab testing provider.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Cafestol, Kahweol, and Acid lab tests may vary and only applies to the coffee samples analyzed. Tests were conducted according to each coffee maker manufacturer’s instructions. BodyBrew makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or adequacy of the information provided to us from third party providers. Lab tests may vary depending on type of coffee used and other variables. BodyBrew disclaims all liability for errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may occur as a result of testing errors.
BodyBrew is committed to ongoing testing and education to better understand the healthy coffee properties in cold extraction coffee.