Did you know that the standard coffee brew typically contains more than 30 different acids? Yeah, we didn’t think so!

It’s not crucial to know the ins and outs of the coffee process but sensitive bellies everywhere can certainly tell when coffee is high in acidity. The pH scale measures acidity on a scale of highly acidic, 0, to basic, 14. A good barometer is water, falling at a 7 on the pH scale. An average cup of coffee typically lands at 5.

If you are burdened with a sensitive stomach that doesn’t do well with coffee, try a low acid blend to get the caffeine kick you crave without the undesirable effects. How? The flavor of coffee is heavily influenced by the acids that naturally occur in the beans.

There are four main factors that influence coffee acidity:

  • Coffee bean type
  • Roast type of the coffee bean
  • Process followed to brew the coffee
  • Water quality

The good news for coffee lovers with a sensitive side, is if you control these factors, the more pleasurable coffee experience you’ll have. Want to learn even more about low acid coffee? Dig into our in-depth blog, containing everything you need to know about acidic coffee.