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Reducing Acidity in Coffee

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Drinking Coffee has many benefits.

  • Metabolism Booster
  • Improve Cognitive Function
  • Improves Mood
  • Fights Cancer
  • Can Improve Short and Long-term Memory
  • Improves Asthma
  • Helps Control ADHD
  • Fights Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lowers Risk of Gall and Kidney stones


The natural acid in coffee contains powerful antioxidants that do the body good and made way for the beverage to be on the list of healthy drinks.

However, some people have digestive systems that can’t handle the natural acid and after enjoying a cup they are left to contend with the burning, belching and unpleasant acidic liquid that makes its way up from the stomach, through the esophagus and into the back of the throat.

Acidity is something that’s measured on the pH scale, which uses 7.0 as an indicator of neutrality. So, numbers under seven as are naturally more acidic than numbers above seven. Black coffee registers at a pH of about five. Rather than kicking your “acidic” coffee habit why not neutralize the acid in your brew?

Simply adding a little baking soda to your coffee could neutralize the acid to avoid stomach upset.
You can do this by adding a pinch of baking soda to your cup of coffee or a 1/4 tsp to your coffee beans before you brew.

Baking soda helps neutralize the acid and helps the body to maintain pH balance in the urine and bloodstream.

Bonus: adding baking soda will also make the coffee taste more smooth.

Does drinking coffee upset your stomach, give you reflux?
Have you tried adding baking soda to your coffee?


2 thoughts on “Reducing Acidity in Coffee

  1. This is such a good tip, thank you! I adore coffee but suffer from horrible acid reflux and my ENT has sworn me off of coffee. Not happening so I will be trying this baking soda thing.

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