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    Why Does Coffee Give Me an Upset Stomach? Better Options to Try

    Why Does Coffee Give Me an Upset Stomach? Better Options to Try

    by Alex Brecher May 17, 2023

    Coffee should welcome you to your day with a great taste, a warming sensation, and a burst of energy if you like caffeine. Plus, it’s nutritious. But what if you notice that you get an upset stomach after drinking coffee? It happens to a lot of people, but there are ways to have your coffee without an upset stomach. A low-acid brand, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee, may be a good choice to avoid an upset stomach. 

    Chlorogenic Acid and Acidity in Coffee

    Coffee is an acidic beverage, and there is one family of acids that’s largely responsible. Though coffee has a wide variety of acids in it, chlorogenic acid is the one that contributes the most to coffee’s acidity. Lowing the chlorogenic acid content can reduce the total acidity. 

    Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is lower in acid than the average of national brands. A third-party, independent lab tested Alex’s Coffee against many other brands, and confirmed this. 

    Low-Acid Coffee Brand

    Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee may be a great option if acidic coffee bothers your stomach. It is roasted using convection ovens so that the coffee beans never touch hot metal. When coffee beans touch hot steel during roasting, the acidity can increase. In contrast, Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is lower in acid due to convection roasting. 

    The lower acid content can be gentler on the stomach. Plus, it can lead to a smoother, sweeter cup of coffee. That’s because acid has a sour or bitter taste. 

    Pure Coffee That’s Gentler on the Stomach

    It’s not just acid that can bother the stomach. Other compounds can, too. Many types of coffee have impurities that may be troublesome. Synthetic herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides are known to cause an upset stomach if they’re consumed. Other compounds that coffee may have are mold and mycotoxins and heavy metals. 

    Alex’s Low-Acid Coffee is 100% organic, which means it is guaranteed to be free from a whole list of synthetic chemicals such as many fungicides and pesticides. It is also tested to be free from mold and mycotoxins, as well as heavy metals. That’s a guarantee!

    Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Decaf French Roast Coffee for Anytime

    Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Decaf French Roast Coffee contains beans from the Chiapas region of Mexico. Flavor profile notes include hazelnut and brown sugar, and it has a bright acidity. You can enjoy it black or with your favorite flavors. It is also wonderful in recipes such as mocha brownies and chocolate coffee cupcakes, as well as chili or pork rubs that are more intense with the addition of coffee.

    A darker roast is known to reduce the acid content of coffee, and Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Decaf French Roast Coffee is roasted to a medium dark French Roast. It has a chocolate flavor and a smooth taste. 

    Caffeine is a possible trigger for heartburn and it can irritate the stomach if you have an ulcer or other conditions. That’s why Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Decaf French Roast Coffee may be a great choice for the most sensitive of stomachs. Not only can you enjoy it at any time of the day, without worrying about it interfering with sleep, but you can also be assured that its caffeine content won’t bug your stomach. 

    Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Rise and Shine Coffee to Start the Day

    What’s the best way to start your day? Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Rise and Shine Blend has coffee beans from Sumatra and the Chiapas region of Mexico, which borders Guatemala. These regions are some of the most famous coffee-growing regions of the world. 

    Flavors in Alex’s Low-Acid Rise and Shine Coffee include white pepper, vanilla bean, and bright fruit. It has a medium dark Italian roast, which lends a caramel flavor. Each cup is smooth and balanced, and the right way to start your day.

    Keeping Your Coffee Beverage Gentle on the Stomach: Additions and Preparation

    In addition to the actual coffee, what you put in the coffee can affect your stomach. If you’re noticing heartburn or other symptoms of acid reflux, or your stomach is upset when you drink coffee, think about whether you’re putting in any ingredients that are likely to cause an upset stomach. They may include the following items.

    • Fatty additions, such as cream, high-fat creamers, or whole milk. Using soy milk, skim milk, or a fat-free creamer, can keep the fat content down.
    • Lactose-containing ingredients, such as whole, low-fat, or skim cow’s milk, or dairy-based creamer. Creamers can allow you to avoid lactose in your coffee.
    • Artificial sweeteners including in syrups, creamers, and sweetener packets. Natural sweeteners, such as sugar or low-calorie substitutes, such as monk fruit or stevia, are less likely to cause an upset stomach.

    It’s also good to think about how you are preparing your coffee. Did you know that making cold brew coffee can keep it lower in acidity than brewing your coffee in a regular coffee maker? It’s not hard to make cold brew. You can use Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Fresh Ground Decaf or Rise and Shine Fresh Ground Coffee. Just soak the ground coffee beans in cold water and drain them. The brewed coffee can be good for a few days.

    You can also try hacks such as using a paper filter instead of a metal filter. The paper can catch more of the compounds that may bother your stomach.

    Drinking coffee can be one of the best parts of the day, but it can turn into something to fear if it’s rough on your stomach. A low-acid brand with a dark roast, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee, can help by keeping chlorogenic acid levels lower than in other brands. You can also make sure to avoid fatty creamers and other potential triggers when you drink your coffee. Everyone deserves to enjoy delicious coffee!


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