Question about filtering my espresso.
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?
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! : )