Question about filtering my espresso.

by Becky
(San Diego)


QUESTION:


How should I filter an espresso machine coffee drink? I know the coffee goes through a metal filter, but studies show that it is the paper filters that remove the oils that raise cholesterol. I guess one could pour an espresso into a cup using a paper filter....what do you think?


ANSWER:

What do I think? Well, I think you should consider allowing yourself this little indulgence.

The amount of “bad” oils in a single espresso is very small.

Sure, you can filter the espresso through a paper filter and get rid of some of those oils. The crema will go, as will many of the subtleties of the aroma and flavor of the coffee. It is from the oils that you get that wonderful coffee smell and the high points of the taste.

For myself, I would skip some other food or drink that has bad fats or oils, and continue to treat myself to the espresso! : )

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Jun 06, 2009
What say? No oil!
by: Marc-the-Shark

The oil is what you want and you really can't capture enough in a filter to significantly reduce oil anyway since it is being carried by the hot water and passes through relatively fast...all you will really acomplish is making a less than desirable espresso.

If you are adamant about this just try drinking instant espresso which is available at most Italian grocers.

Keep this in mind...the three essentials to a good espresso are timing, temperature and pressure. That is why the metal filter works as it helps provide the essential elements so that the oils and essence are properly extracted. Do you eat cheese burgers? Eat fewer burgers and enjoy your espresso!


Jun 06, 2009
honestly,, your whacked
by: Anonymous

Do you really! want to live forever....

You moaning about the littlest bit of oil and it is even Questionalbe that is bad for you!!!!

Do You live in a BUBBLE Too!

C'mon,, get your head together,, drimk some coffee live a life,,,,,stop being so prissy!!!!

I think you need some therapy!

pistachio

Or just eat soy beans and drink water for the rest of your life!!!!

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