Monday, April 20, 2009
Still morning until a robin thumped into my window - its ok and flew away.
So I got to thinking as I sip my morning coffee... about coffee makers. I like my Bodum glass french press with its reusable filter. I feel pretty good about it because glass does not leach and I don't have to buy filters.
But what about other types of coffee makers? How is the water heated in the chamber? What is the type of plastic used that holds and heats the water? What about the tubes that carry the water around internally? What are they made from?
Some french presses are made from plastic; Bodum has some made from polycarbonate, ouch, number 7 plastic. So unless they have come out and said BPA free, it is probably safe to assume it leaches BPA. I think switching to glass is a good idea.
I wonder what all the big coffee places use to brew their coffee in? Anyone know? Starbucks, Dunkins etc, is it glass? Stainless steel? or plastic?
Just food (coffee?) for thought. I would love to hear from anyone who has answers to these questions.