Coffee Brewing

Clearly, the very best coffee. No naturals oils are lost onto paper filters. I get mine at a privately owned coffee shop who roasts his own beans.

What do I add to my cold brew? Just a smile on my face. NEVER add sweetener or creamer.

Boomers might have been raised on percolated coffee, but that doesn’t mean we got our taste buds scorched.

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Here I come!


Yes it is.

You make me sad.

I didn’t understand a word, which makes me angry.

OP, I’m sorry to derail. This is an interesting topic and I have nothing helpful to add.


Sometimes I like a nice latte.

Get a decent free testosterone test.

Equilibrium dialysis or ultrafiltration. Or use TT+SHBG to estimate fT with Vermeulen calculator.

7 pg/ml makes no sense once you try to convert to %fT. Thread above should help you make sense of it all.

I love this coffee! Only one store in my area carries it though.

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From a plastics exposure standpoint I’d rank from most to least exposure soemthign like

1.) K-Cups
2.) Storing/Drinking hot coffee from an all plastic container
3.) brewing coffee in a plastic body drip maker with a glass carafe
4.) Drinking coffee from a non plastic container with a plastic sippy lid

The affect each has on you will differ based on your particular sensitivities.


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It bothers me that your comment got so many more likes than mine.

I was so sad that I had to pour myself another cup of cold brew.


If this is going to turn into a cold brew battle, I’m in your corner.

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The cruel world of “like” distribution is unjust and unforgiving. Hang in there.

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I could pull the true millenial card and start protesting/demanding equity in like distribution, but I’ll have to save that for another time =)

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Get your justice! Stand up, speak out.

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Coldbrew Likes Matter?


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Because you thought we had all died out by now???


I do too. I love nitro as well. I’ve got the stuff to make Toddy, then make nitro, but it’s sooooo much work. I’ve got a neighborhood coffeeshop that makes great nitro.

For brewed coffee, I like to use Aeropress. Super easy and great. If I want espresso, I have a manual espresso machine. Ideally I’d have a setup with a home expresso machine. But, I don’t want to spend $8,000+ until I have a permanent home setup.

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Yeah, obviously. Everyone born before me is a dinosaur and everyone born after me is still a baby - don’t you know how these things work yet?

For coffee?!?! I’d rather just eat the beans whole than bay 8 racks for a coffee maker. At least the turks realized they can make it with hot sand, sheeesh :joy:

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I like coffee.

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I like your marginal risk argument, particularly because I’m aiming for the 80-90% solution.

If using a BPA- and phthalate-free brewing method, such as the AeroPress, and drinking the coffee from a non-plastic container solves most of the micro plastic and xenoestrogen issue, then it’s good enough. Given all the other ways we’re exposed to xenoestrogens (TC’s Men: How to Keep Estrogen in Check from this morning is timely), going for the bigger coffee wins and then focusing on xenoestrogen exposure elsewhere is the better approach.

What’s your take on TC’s “use a paper filter” argument here in order to remove the natural oils (diterpines)? Sounds like you’re a fan, but he argues the natural oils may explain some of the negative findings of drinking coffee.

I had not known of this study. I suppose it is something to consider. I was looking at it from a phytonutrients perspective, as more is better. Might other plant products carry harmful natural oils? I don’t know.

Thanks for the link!

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