How Can I Enjoy Coffee Without Stomach Discomfort?

How Can I Enjoy Coffee Without Stomach Discomfort?
Charles Manning
Understanding Coffee Acidity and How to Enjoy a Smoother Cup

Understanding Coffee Acidity and How to Enjoy a Smoother Cup

If you love coffee but find that it sometimes upsets your stomach, you're not alone! Many people experience this issue, and it often comes down to the acidity in coffee. But don’t worry—there are ways to enjoy your favorite brew without the discomfort. Let's explore why coffee can cause tummy troubles and how you can find a smoother cup.

Why Coffee Acidity Affects the Stomach

Did you know that coffee contains natural acids like chlorogenic, citric, and malic acids? These can increase stomach acid production, leading to discomfort, heartburn, and acid reflux. The level of acidity in coffee varies based on the bean origin, roast level, and brewing method. For instance, coffee’s pH level is around 5, which is more acidic compared to water’s neutral pH of 7. This extra acidity can be tough on sensitive stomachs.

According to research from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), coffee’s acidity is influenced by the type of coffee bean and the brewing process. Understanding these factors can help you make better choices for a smoother coffee experience.

EarthRoast Coffee’s Low-Acidity Options

Grand Canyon Dusk Blend
If you're looking for a delicious, low-acidity coffee, our Grand Canyon Dusk Blend is perfect for you. This dark roast has a rich, smooth flavor with lower acidity, thanks to the roasting process breaking down more of the natural acids.

Single Origin Brazil
For a gentle coffee experience, try our Single Origin Brazil. Brazilian coffee is known for its mild acidity and balanced flavors, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive stomachs.

Tips for Reducing Acidity in Your Coffee

1. Cold Brew Method
Cold brewing can reduce coffee acidity by up to 70%. This method uses cold water to extract fewer acidic compounds, resulting in a smoother, less acidic drink. Creators of Coffee highlights cold brew as a top method for reducing acidity.

2. Proper Brewing Techniques
Avoid over-extraction by using the right grind size and brewing time. Grinding your own coffee helps you find the perfect grind size for your method, preventing excess acidity and bitterness.

3. Adding Milk or Cream
Adding milk, cream, or non-dairy alternatives can help neutralize coffee acids. The proteins and fats in these additions buffer the acids, making your coffee gentler on the stomach.

Additional Low-Acidity Recommendations

Single Origin Mexico
Another great option is our Single Origin Mexico. Mexican coffees often have a balanced flavor profile with lower acidity, perfect for those looking to minimize stomach issues.

More Ways to Enjoy a Smoother Cup

4. Using a Coffee Filter
Using a paper filter can trap some of the oils that contribute to acidity, leading to a smoother cup. Consider using this method if you're particularly sensitive to acidic compounds.

5. Opt for Darker Roasts
Darker roasts typically have less acidity than lighter roasts because the roasting process breaks down more of the acidic compounds. Our Grand Canyon Dusk Blend is an excellent example of a flavorful dark roast with reduced acidity.

6. Try a Low-Acidity Coffee Brand
EarthRoast Coffee’s selections, such as the Grand Canyon Dusk Blend and Single Origin Brazil, are crafted with low acidity in mind. By choosing brands that focus on low-acidity options, you can enjoy your coffee without the discomfort.


For those sensitive to coffee acidity, choosing the right coffee and brewing method can make a big difference. EarthRoast Coffee’s Grand Canyon Dusk Blend and Single Origin Brazil are excellent low-acidity options. With these tips, you can enjoy a smoother, less acidic cup of coffee without the discomfort.


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