Making regular coffee low acid?

by Harmony
(MI)


QUESTION:


I have recently started having some stomach issues and was told my my Dr. to cut the caffeine. WHAT IS HE NUTS!

So, I was talking to some of my friends about cutting my caffeine intake and it was suggested that I try a low acid coffee. Well I was having a hard time finding a low acid coffee at the health store and asked about it. They told me I can make my own low acid coffee by grinding my own beans and drinking my coffee with in 20 minutes of being brewed or use a single cup maker.

I am curious, is this true? Is lowering the acidity of my coffee really that easy?


ANSWER:

I don’t think it is true. Sorry about that.

However, there are a couple of ways you really can reduce the acidity of your coffee.

Option one involves adding crushed egg shells to the coffee grinds before you brew.

When researching this a couple of years ago I learned that people have been adding egg shells to coffee grinds for a long time now, including in the movie "The Big Store", in which Harpo adds eggshells to the coffee maker's basket when he's making Groucho's breakfast.

It seems that the calcium compounds in the eggs shells help neutralize the acidity in the coffee, resulting in a milder and less acidic brew.

This is probably a great tip for people with sensitive stomachs.

Option two is to use a cold-brew process. The cold-brewing method reduces the amount of acid in any coffee by a huge amount.

This means you can use any coffee beans and still get a low-acid brew.

The brewer you need to use is called the Toddy Cold Brew System. There is no hot water or "brewing" involved. All you use is cold water and ground coffee.

The low-acid coffee it produces is actually a concentrate. You keep this in the fridge, for up to three weeks, and then add some concentrate to a mug and then top it up with water when you're ready for a cup of coffee.

As far as I know, this is the best solution for low-acid coffee. Toddy claims that their method reduces acid in coffee by 67%.

You can learn more and buy your Toddy Cold Brew System from Amazon.

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Nov 17, 2013
Product Removes Coffee Acid
by: George Sharpe

There is a product on the market which removes acid from any brand of coffee during the brewing process. It's called He-Brews Coffee Smoother. Add a little of the powder (about 1 tsp. for a 10 cup pot) to your coffee grounds BEFORE you brew it. As the coffee brews, the powder removes the acid from the coffee providing a smoother tasting cup of coffee without the bitterness or acid. It works perfectly and cost a little over a penny per cup of coffee. No more acid reflux, indigestion or heartburn from drinking coffee. The best thing, you can still drink your favorite coffee. No special coffee to buy. It can be found at www.Hebrewscoffeesmoother.com.

Sep 23, 2012
A HUGE THANKS TO ALL
by: Marie

lOVE MARC THE SHARK COMMENTS. I LOVE COFFEE. I WAS ADVISED CINNAMIN NEUTRALIZES ACID, BEEN DOING THAT. BUT I THINK I'LL TRY EGG SHELLS. THOSE OLD FOLKS MOST OFTEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. MY DAUGHTER DOES THE EXPRESSO THING, I MIGHT DO THAT TOO. HAS A GOOD TASTE. ENJOY ALL YOU COFFEE LOVERS.

Sep 15, 2010
Espresso is low acid
by: Deb

I developed an ulcer, and the coffee at work and other places started to absolutely tear up my stomach. But, I had no problem with the espresso I got at Starbucks. I asked them about it, and the barista told me that espresso is low-acid. Aha! So I buy the espresso beans now, to make my coffee at home. Voila! No more stomach issues with coffee. I make enough for a thermos if I'm going to be at school or work for several hours.

Sep 15, 2010
Cold Brew
by: Susanne

I have a cold brew system and I love it! It is true, it makes the acid lower resulting in a smooth cup of coffee without giving up the strength and flavor that you love.

Mar 23, 2010
Egg shells bind chemically with the acid
by: Anonymous

Egg shells are calcium carbonate and neutralize the acid, my grandmother did the same thing. I have the same problem she had and love coffee way too much to give it up.

JAVAcid.com has these packets you add to any coffee that contain calcium, fiber, DGL an vitamin D and do not change the flavor, an old idea improved with other digestive health ingredients.

Nov 04, 2009
Fa-gedda-boud-it!
by: Marc the Shark

Tell your Doctor to fa-gedda-boud-it! Don't give up your coffee! The coffee detective is right. My aunt Maria used to make what she called swedish coffee (probably Italian and stolen by dem swedes!) and she would put the crushed egg shells in the coffee basket with the grounds, go figure! It lowers the acidity and actually improves the flavor...makes it mellow, so's I don't feel like breakin' somebody's legs ya-know-wha-di-mean?

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