I have used my coffee percolator for years now, Decades, actually. But then I read about how you should filter your coffee through paper to get rid of the “bad cholesterol”, or some such thing.
Is it even possible? Can I get filters for my percolator?
When you read about the “bad cholesterol”, that was probably about was presence of cafestol in coffee. Cafestol is found within the oils you get in coffee, and is a stimulator of LDL cholesterol levels in your body.
Put another way, if you have high cholesterol and you drink coffee that hasn’t been filtered through paper, that’s probably not a good thing.
If you do filter your coffee through paper, the paper filter absorbs most of the cafestol and your problem is solved.
As for whether you can get paper filters that fit in a coffee percolator, the answer is yes. Melitta makes 3 1/2 inch filters that fit most percolators.
If you can’t get them locally, Melitta Disc Coffee Filters For Percolators .
I hope this solves the problem!
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