What is Low Acidity Coffee?

Low acidity coffee refers to coffee that has a higher pH level, resulting in a smoother and less bitter taste. The acidity in coffee comes from organic acids that are naturally present in the beans. These acids can cause discomfort for individuals with sensitive stomachs, leading to issues such as acid reflux, heartburn, or stomach irritation. Low acidity coffee is specially processed or brewed to reduce the levels of these acids, making it easier on the digestive system.

There are various methods used to lower the acidity in coffee. One common method is to choose coffee beans that naturally have lower acid levels. Another method involves using specific brewing techniques or additives that neutralize the acids during the brewing process. By reducing the acidity, low acidity coffee offers a more enjoyable drinking experience for those with sensitive stomachs.

Understanding the effects of high acidity coffee on sensitive stomachs

High acidity coffee can have a range of negative effects on individuals with sensitive stomachs. The acids in coffee can irritate the lining of the stomach and esophagus, leading to discomfort and digestive issues. This can manifest as acid reflux, heartburn, or even stomach ulcers in severe cases. The higher the acidity of the coffee, the more likely it is to cause these problems.

For individuals with pre-existing conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gastritis, high acidity coffee can exacerbate their symptoms and make the condition worse. It's important for those with sensitive stomachs to be mindful of the acidity levels in their coffee to avoid unnecessary discomfort.


Benefits of low acidity coffee

Choosing low acidity coffee has several benefits beyond just reducing the risk of stomach irritation. One major advantage is that low acidity coffee tends to have a smoother and more mellow flavour profile. The reduced acidity allows the other flavours in the coffee to shine through, resulting in a more balanced and enjoyable cup.

Additionally, low acidity coffee is often easier on the teeth. High acidity coffee can erode tooth enamel over time, leading to tooth sensitivity and increased risk of cavities. By opting for low acidity coffee, you can still enjoy your morning cup without worrying about the negative impact on your dental health.

Factors that contribute to the acidity of coffee

The acidity of coffee is influenced by various factors, including the type of coffee beans, the roast level, and the brewing method. Arabica beans tend to have higher acidity compared to Robusta beans. Lighter roast levels also tend to result in higher acidity, while darker roasts have a lower acidity. 

Understanding these factors can help you make informed choices when selecting low acidity coffee. By considering the bean origin, roast level, and brewing method, you can tailor your coffee experience to suit your taste preferences and stomach sensitivity.

How to choose low acidity coffee beans

When it comes to choosing low acidity coffee beans, there are a few key factors to consider. First, look for coffee beans that are naturally low in acidity. This can be determined by the bean variety and origin.

Low acidity coffee beans

  1. Brazilian Santos beans are known for their low acidity. Santos coffee beans originate from the coastal city and port of Santos in southern Brazil. Santos coffee beans are used in many coffee blends.
  2. Another low acidity coffee is our Monsoon Malabar. Malabar is rich, full-bodied coffee with a smoky, earthy flavour and velvety smoothness with a pleasant, spicy aftertaste. 
  3. Santos & Java Coffee Blend is another low acidity coffee. It is also very very versatile.
  4. Old Brown Java coffee is full-bodied with rustic, musky, tobacco flavour notes and vanilla aroma. 

Brewing Techniques for Low Acidity Coffee

In addition to selecting the right coffee beans, the brewing method can also play a significant role in reducing acidity. One popular method is cold brew, which involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period, typically overnight. 

Another technique is the use of additives such as milk or cream. These dairy products can help neutralize the acids in coffee, resulting in a milder taste. 




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