Acid-free Coffee vs. Regular Coffee

For us nurses, since we work on shifting schedules, we need an energy booster especially during night shifts. With this, a lot of us are coffee drinkers or what we sometimes call ‘coffee addicts’..

There are so many people in the world that love coffee. Some people cannot even function throughout the day until they have at least one cup of coffee, especially in the morning. Not many people know this, but there is a lot to learn when it comes to the world of coffee. Through sites like Neptune Coffee, you’ll be able to find out about how to grind the beans, adding flavour to your drinks, to how to store coffee in the freezer. It is pretty interesting to at least have a little bit of an idea as to what you can do with coffee, other than just drink it.

Here’s a good read for you for acid-free coffee recipes and how this healthy option is good for you…

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The difference between acid-free and regular coffee is important especially for many coffee lovers love their coffee but simply cannot bear the heartburn that follows after consumption of even one cup of coffee. How does then coffee that is low or free of acid help in overcoming this problem? The answer is: coffee side effects include iron deficiency anemia, heartburn, acid reflux disease and may eventually be responsible for triggering certain chronic life-threatening illnesses. With this, consuming low acid coffee is on an average, as proven by medical testing, to be almost ten times healthier when compared to regular coffee.

Another good question to ask is how is low acid coffee commercially made?

On most occasions, the coffee industry claimed that the beans used in making coffee that is free, or nearly free of acid are Arabica beans. They claimed that the roasting process is such that the various harmful contents and irritants are removed from the coffee beans during the roasting process.

It is also said that the beans that are roasted first undergo a purification process. When the coffee beans are still in their green state, they are treated with a high pressure steam and a vacuum procedure so as to reduce the irritants that are present in them before they are eventually roasted. And there! You have a bunch of acid-free coffee beans in your hands. Yet, there is a lot of thought that goes into roasting the beans too, because a bean that is roasted too little remains green and does not taste good while a bean that is over roasted makes the coffee unnecessarily acidic and can give the coffee a burnt flavor.

So now we are interested on how to make low acid coffee? If you are wondering about how to make coffee that is low in its acidic content, take one pound of fresh ground, organic coffee and add that to eight cups of water in a glass bowl. Place this mixture in a cool, dark closet and allow it to soak for around fifteen hours. Then after that, filter off the liquid extract through either a coffee or a fabric filter into a glass jar that can be tightly sealed. This extract is highly concentrated, so much so, that just 2 tablespoons of this when added to 8 ounces of hot water will give you a cup of mellow, acid-free coffee. This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed jar and will stay fresh for a couple of weeks. Of course, you can also change the measurement of the recipe to suit your needs and frequency of drinking coffee. It is advisable though to initially make only small amounts of this mixture because the amount of acid drained from it may not be sufficiently low for you and so, you may still land with mild discomfort after drinking this coffee. Therefore, it is best to first try out a small amount of this coffee and see if it suits you. Different people enjoy different coffees, therefore you should check out Little Coffee Place for information on each bean, it’s flavour and what beverages you could use it to create!

This was all about coffee that is free or at least, low in its acid content. There are many brands available that claim to even sell decaffeinated acid-free coffee. Can you imagine, coffee that is free of acid and caffeine? It doesn’t get healthier than that! After all folks, at the end of the day, it is always best to try out such healthy alternatives to regular coffee to ensure that you have a long, happy and healthy life!