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    Hello everyone,

    As mentioned in a previous post, I don't drink too much coffee, in fact 1 or 2 shots a week. One of the main reasons why I drink less is that it irritates my stomach. While at home in the last week I've been drinking 1 a day - why because I love it and I wished I can but after a couple days it starts to burn my tummy, damn. I only have 1 in the morning after a good breakfast, so i can't blame an empty stomach.

    ive read that I can either roast well into second crack for a darker roasts which are meant to help reduce the acids in coffee, and it has more of a chemical which inhibits stomach acid creation. And/or buy a bean from an origin which is actually low in acid.

    I'm currently drinking my first green bean purchase, the Ethiopian gambrella.

    any advice as to what origin I should try buy next time which is stomach friendly, or the decaf wow?

    thanks damir

  • #2
    Hi Damir,

    A study at Munich’s Hospital Bogenhausen, as reported in the June 1997 issue of the "Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics Journal," found that patients experienced less gastroesophageal reflux when drinking decaffeinated coffee.

    Gilkatho is a supplier of LaZumba Decaf Coffee Beans. Find it here: LaZumba Decaf 3367 Lazumba by Gilkatho Coffee.


    • #3
      Another thought is low stomach acid - Heal Low Stomach Acid Naturally

      Good luck with it.


      • #4
        As someone who suffers from GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) I was told by the ENT specialist to only drink 1-2 coffees per day. When I told her that I usually only drink 2 anyway, she said to drink only one then.
        So I ignored her advice and stuck to 2 a day (morning only).
        Some coffees do seem to irritate but I haven't had a good think about which coffee does this and whether it is due to roast style or bean type or both.
        Anyway, to answer your last question Brazilians beans and similar tend to be lower in acidity. They are usually sweet too. Brazilians have a reputation for being a bit too light and boring but some of the new SOs have reportedly been very good. Worth a try. I roasted some of the Thai Chiang Mai beans from BeanBay recently and found them very easy drinking.


        • #5
          Thanks for the advice. I've did some reading and yes they say Brazilians and even sumatrans have lower acidity. Thanks Ill go with that. Also apparently the lower altitude the arabica, the lower the acidity. The Thai maybe a goer too just by reading the description. Cheers


          • #6
            I guy I used to work with told me he couldn't drink coffee because it made him ill.
            I told him my theory was it was badly made coffee that was his problem not coffee itself.

            It took him two weeks to build up the courage to try a coffee made by me.
            It did not make him ill.

            In case the bean itself made some difference, it was PNG Kimel roasted to second crack.


            • #7
              Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
              As someone who suffers from GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) I was told by the ENT specialist to only drink 1-2 coffees per day. When I told her that I usually only drink 2 anyway, she said to drink only one then.
              GORD help me.

              A while ago I needed to take 4 or 5 antacid tablets each day, including 1 or 2 at night. Recently my doctor put me on medication to reduce stomach acid production. I now take 1 tiny tablet each second day and don’t need any antacid tabs.

              I drink 4 or 5 macchiatos a day and lots of water.

              Last edited by Barry_Duncan; 9 September 2014, 01:04 PM.


              • #8
                GORD is an increasingly common complaint these days.
                Like anything to do with stomach/digestion it is a very complex condition that can be influenced by many factors, and always unique to an individual.
                I used to frequently pop Zantac tablets to relieve the symptoms of GORD and considered more permanent medication, but eventually decided I would try to address it with changes to 'lifestyle' factors rather than chemicals.
                These 'factors' include Prunes, smaller meals, more water and as much daily exercise as I can manage, and minimal liquid after 6pm.
                The only time I have a problem these days is when I over-eat and/or drink more than a glass or two of wine in the evening.
                More than a couple of coffees seems to stir up the GORD (particularly the more acid beans) but drinking more water seems to counter this to a large extent.