I looked long and hard for a stainless steel automatic coffee maker and even French Press but it seems no matter what they would all put my coffee in contact with BPA laced plastic at some point. Even if the claim to be BPA Free they use BPS, which is just as bad.
And even the stainless steel coffee makers use some sort of aluminum in the heating elements. Don’t go there.
I myself have gone with the cleverly named ChemEx glass beaker coffee system. I got the 8 cup with handle version but you may like the wood look more. It has been very durable, and lasted me over a year now.
If I ever have to buy another one I will get the 6 cup because I don’t ever make the full 8 cup size. I may even go for the 3 coffee maker.
UPDATE: I found a nice stainless steel French Press and so far it’s awesome. I do used both.
It turns out the only way to get good BPA free organic coffee is by using the old system of the ancients, pour over drip coffee in a glass beaker. Stay away from Automatic Coffee Makers and their plastic parts. Or stainless steel and their aluminum bottoms. Glass is the true only way to go. You probably know this by now after reading several articles and ending up here.
Do you make your coffee at home?
If so you probably have health concerns about the classic plastic automatic coffee drip system we’re all so used to being raised on, toxic plastics.
Is it really a good idea to take scolding hot water and force it through cheap made in China plastic coffee makers? No, you’re right it’s a terrible idea with all the BPA you’re exposing yourself to.
With this method you spend only a little bit more time making your coffee than normal and you get really good quality tasting plastic free coffee. I mean you can really taste the difference. It makes me highly concerned with the amount of coffee I have made at home in a Mr Coffee Maker full of plastic parts over the years. You really should make the switch now, for your health.
How To Make BPA Free Coffee?
1) Boil water. First you’ll need to start boiling water on the stove top. I’m sure you have a kettle or something to boil water in, but if you’re worried it may contain toxic metals like aluminum or be too hard to clean, this is what I use. A pure glass kettle. I did remove the top plastic piece as there is no room for that in my house.
2) Grind beans. While the water is boiling you will need to grind the coffee beans. Also don’t buy cheap coffee beans. Duh. I use a cute little Krups Grinder.
3) Get Coffee Maker. Put the beans in the cone of your ChemEx glass beaker. ChemEx sells chemical free coffee cones specifically for this system. I actually run warm water over the filter before I put it in the Chemex because why not?
4) Blooming. Blooming is the process of getting the freshly ground beans wet but then just letting them sit for about a minute. During this time the gasses will come to the surface and escape. You should be able to see this in fresh beans.
5) Brewing. Slowly and evenly pour remaining water over the beans a little at a time until you have the desired amount of coffee. This is the “long part” but it takes no time at all really.
6) Profit. Drink that amazing freshly bloomed chemical and plastic free non BPA cup of pure organic drip coffee. All glass everything! You will notice the difference and never be able to drink coffee any other way again.
Please leave your comments below with the coffee making machine or system that you use at home.