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Making Coffee with Alkaline Water #5282669 12/02/19 08:27 AM
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For those that have GERD/LPR or any reflux issues, have you considered making coffee with Alkaline water to reduce the acidity? I just did a quick google search and it seems to be quite common, not only to reduce the acid levels, but also improve taste.

I ordered some Black Rifle Coffee. I like it, but it's pricey and don't think it lives up to the hype.


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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: buster] #5282672 12/02/19 08:32 AM
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I've had some heartburn issues in the past, and whenever I'm on the road and need coffee, I just add sugar and cream. Not sure if that battles acid or not.

This link indicates that dark roasts have less acid, didn't know that.
https://www.livestrong.com/article/511107-how-to-neutralize-the-acid-in-coffee/


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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: buster] #5282674 12/02/19 08:35 AM
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A tiny amount of baking soda does the same thing. However, if you reduce the acid the coffee taste will change.

I’m drinking the Beyond Black roast. I use a press pot. 4 minutes brew and it’s done. Overbrewing can raise acid levels.


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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: buster] #5282682 12/02/19 08:40 AM
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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: buster] #5282683 12/02/19 08:41 AM
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I've had serious GERD problems for years. I dilute my morning coffee with microwave-heated soy milk. Roughly four parts coffee, one part vanilla-flavored soy milk. Sometimes I add a squeeze or two of caramel syrup, then blend for three seconds in the Magic Bullet. Works for me to lessen the acid.


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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: buster] #5282694 12/02/19 08:53 AM
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Coffee is acidic, as are most foods. Milk and cream are some of the few foods that are alkaline. I'd use cream, not alkaline water.

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Have you tried a cold brew? I am using that and do not have a problem. i believe it is less acidic.

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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: buster] #5282712 12/02/19 09:15 AM
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One nice thing with a manual espresso machine is it allows you to control extraction amount, thus controlling acidity level. Pulling a long shot makes it more acidic. Pulling a short shot gives you the nice flavors, but leaves acidity out.

I use ZeroWater filtered water to make coffee. Haven't tried alkaline water though.



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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: Kestas] #5282715 12/02/19 09:21 AM
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I love espresso. The Acid Watcher Diet is great for those that suffer from reflux related issues. Not only does it give you a nice breakdown of all the pH levels of different food, but it also talks a lot about foods that are acid producing. And pepsin as well.

I use almond milk or soy creamer 90% of the time. I gave alkaline water a shot today.


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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: buster] #5282724 12/02/19 09:38 AM
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You can get coffee with lower acid levels.

I buy my beans from Coffee Bean Direct.

https://www.coffeebeandirect.com/


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Buster, that is a great idea. I'll give it a try.


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Compared to the pH of stomach acid coffee is only mildly acidic. But if you want to adjust the pH why not do so after brewing? If you can measure the pH then you would know how much alkali to add to reach neutral or slightly alkaline.


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Some coffees advertise low acidity, so trying that may also help.

I drink this one and it does make a difference;

https://www.costco.ca/william-spartivento-sumatra-medium-dark-roast-fair-trade-and-organic-whole-bean-coffee%2C-2-pack.product.100122567.html


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Re: Making Coffee with Alkaline Water [Re: kschachn] #5282799 12/02/19 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Compared to the pH of stomach acid coffee is only mildly acidic. But if you want to adjust the pH why not do so after brewing? If you can measure the pH then you would know how much alkali to add to reach neutral or slightly alkaline.


You can do it that way too, but I don't like to dilute coffee.

Some foods are acid forming, despite their pH being mildly acidic or even neutral. But that's going off-topic.


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Originally Posted by buster
...making coffee with Alkaline water to reduce the acidity?

What's the pH level of your tap water ?

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