The Best Coffees for Sensitive Stomachs
Stomach sensitivity and heartburn unfortunately prevent 2 out of every 10 people from enjoying coffee. Fortunately, research has led to the development of a new category of coffees specially formulated for these coffee drinkers—stomach friendly coffee. This coffee has the same rich taste and aroma of the regular brew, but is modified for more peaceful digestion.
If you suffer from digestive troubles, and you’re looking for a more stomach-friendly brew, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll share with you what to keep in mind when choosing this type of coffee, and a flavor or two that you may want to try for yourself.
1. Choose Dark Roasts
Roasting coffee beans produces a compound called NMP, which suppresses the release of gastric acid, which in turn protects against stomach irritation. Therefore, the longer the coffee is roasted, the more NMP it contains. Darker roasts also contain less caffeine and acidity than lighter roasts, which makes it easier to digest, and to manage acid reflux.
2. Cold Brew Methods
There are a couple of different coffee-brewing methods that are best suited for those with tummy troubles. First, cold brew coffee, which is made by soaking grounds in cold water before filtering, is significantly less acidic than hot-brewed coffee, yet is still smooth in flavor, which allows for less stimulation of gastric acid.
Another option is the Toddy brew method, which we discussed in an earlier post. This cold water brewing method extracts less oils than hot brew, and eliminates a lot of the acidity, producing a bold, delicious cup that’s easier on your stomach.
3. Choose Low Acid Beans
For some coffee drinkers, their sensitive stomachs make it difficult to handle the healthy organic acids present in coffee. For these individuals, it’s best to purchase beans that are lower in acidity. Coffees from regions like Brazil, Sumatra, and India naturally have this characteristic.
At CoffeeAM, we have a delicious and comfortable way for you to enjoy a cup of coffee without the stomach discomfort. You’re guaranteed to love our unique Mind Your Tummy Blend, a low acid, gourmet blend of Indian Mysore and Indian Malabar 100% Arabica bean coffee medium roasted freshly the day that it’s shipped to you.
Just because you have tummy troubles, doesn’t mean your coffee has to be bland and boring. This beverage is very smooth, well balanced, and full in flavor, so you won’t have to make any sacrifices in terms of taste.
No matter what your dietary needs may be, we want to make it possible for each and every individual to enjoy a quality cup of coffee without the worry. To sample a wide variety of coffee from all across the world, please visit us today at CoffeeAM.