A study published by the  European Journal of Preventive Cardiology has found that how you make your coffee can effect your health.

Making your brew with a filter as opposed to boiling water and using a french press is actually much better for cardiovascular health.  The research notes state that unfiltered brewing leads to higher mortality rates.

The study reveals that filtering coffee allows for particular oils and other components to be filtered out of your brew.  These oils and smaller particles in your unfiltered coffee consist of particulars that promote higher LDL cholesterol levels with LDL being the bad cholesterol.

According to Webmd.com, LDL cholesterol is a dangerous cholesterol because "collects in the walls of your blood vessels, raising your chances of health problems like a heart attack or stroke."

The study also revealed that 15% of participants that drank filtered coffee overall had reduced risk of mortality when compared to those who chose not to consume coffee.

So drink up and stay healthier with a filter.  Your heart will thank you!