Health benefits of filtered coffee - Deepstash





What’s the healthiest way to drink coffee? Study points to 1 technique

Health benefits of filtered coffee

According to a study, drinking one to four cups of filtered coffee per day is associated with a 15 percent reduced risk of death from any cause compared to people who don't drink coffee. It could be because coffee is rich in antioxidants, including polyphenols.

Unfiltered coffee did not raise the risk of death compared to abstaining from coffee. However, in men aged 60 and above, unfiltered coffee was linked with elevated cardiovascular mortality.


This is a professional note extracted from an online article.

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything


What’s the healthiest way to drink coffee? Study points to 1 technique

What’s the healthiest way to drink coffee? Study points to 1 technique


Key Ideas

Coffee: Health effects of brewing methods

There are seemingly infinite formulations of coffee - latte, cold brew, dalgona, flat white, espresso. A recent analysis compared brewing methods and analyzed the health effects.

  • Moderately drinking filtered coffee (or drip coffee) is the healthiest as it resulted in the lowest risk of cardiovascular mortality. It may even boost longevity.
  • Unfiltered coffee is the most dangerous brewing approach because unfiltered coffee contains substances that increase "bad" LDL cholesterol. A filter removes these. Espressos, cappuccinos, Turkish coffee, and coffee made with a French press fall into this category.



Coffee in moderation

Coffee was once believed to be a possible carcinogen. However, the evidence is consistent that coffee in moderation is associated with a lower risk of mortality.

Research found moderate ...

The way coffee is prepared matters
  • Roasting reduces the number of chlorogenic acids, but other antioxidant compounds are formed.
  • Instant coffee may not have the same health benefits.
  • The oil in boiled coffee has cafestol and kahweol, compounds known to raise LDL, the bad cholesterol, and slightly lower HDL, the good cholesterol. However, the clinical significance of such small increases in cholesterol may be questionable.
Coffee and caffeine
  • A typical 12-ounce serving of drip coffee has 200 milligrams of caffeine.
  • Instant coffee has 140 milligrams of caffeine.
  • Espresso has the highest concentration of caffeine, 70 milligrams per one-ounce shot, but is consumed in smaller quantities.
  • Brewed decaf has caffeine too - about 8 milligrams.
  • Some people have a genetic variant that slows their metabolism for caffeine and keeps them awake deep into the night.

4 more ideas

The Meaning Of Kafkaesque
The Meaning Of Kafkaesque

Franz Kafka, the German novelist who wrote the classic ‘Metamorphosis’ unintentionally made famous the word Kafkaesque, which is simply a situation so absurd, ironic and painfully bureaucr...

Bureaucratic Insanity

There is a great amount of frustration that goes into any situation that is truly Kafkaesque, like fighting against a system where no matter how hard you pull and push, you will keep sinking deep into the abyss, the swamp which does not care about your interests or even your very existence.

The many examples in the author’s works seem to suggest that bureaucracy does not exist to serve justice or to help anyone, but only to grow its own tentacles.

A Toxic Relationship
A Toxic Relationship

A toxic relationship is akin to an unproductive pattern, the kind that involves the same disagreements again and again with no satisfactory resolution. The issues eventually start to feel unresolva...

How the Pattern Started

It can be useful to look at your own behavior in your relationships. Look at the role you usually play across all types of relationships.

Look at the early relationships you saw in your family, how you communicated your needs, and how your needs were met. It can reveal how you might relate to others now.

If someone in your early life was manipulative and you learned to doubt them, you may doubt other people, too.

Own Your Role

Once you've identified the pattern, be accountable for your part. It is more than just apologizing. Own your role and then change your behavior. How could you do it differently?

The more responsibility you take for your part in your relationships, the more likely you are to recognize and make necessary changes.

3 more ideas