Ways of doing this can include using a dark roast, brewing for shorter periods of time, adding cream or milk, and using salt.
Drinking coffee is just one of the ways in which people try to wake up in the morning. In some cases it can even have benefits as it is full of antioxidants that help to fight free radicals.
But when it comes to the downside there are many people who feel that coffee has a heightened level acidity then they would like and this lowers the enjoyment they get from drinking such a beverage.
This article shares tried and tested ways to make coffee without adding acid. You’ll be able to enjoy it more without experiencing the bitterness.
How to make coffee less acidic?
Coffee acids are created by the total roasting process. There are many processes that create them but the most common is when coffee beans reach the roast level of 205 degrees Celsius.
Using dark roast for brewing coffee:
A dark roast does exactly what it says and is a darker roast that has been produced by a longer roasting, concentrating the flavors present. It will have different mouth-feel than a regular coffee and produce slightly more tannic notes.
When brewing a favorite coffee beverage there a way to reduce its acidity or instead add more, depending on the preference.
One way in which this can be done is using a dark roast. This makes sense since it is well known that the darker the roast of coffee, the less caffeine it contains.
Coffee beans that are darkly roasted have higher levels of carbon and nitrogen which make them less acidic.
The downside to this process is that it creates a more bitter tasting beverage for those who aren’t used to it.
This makes dark roasts a good alternative for those who already have an issue with acid reflux or heartburn but not just anyone who wants a better tasting coffee.
Using a cold brew:
Another step that can be taken is using a cold brewing process. This involves soaking the ground coffee beans in cold water overnight, then strain them the next day followed by refrigeration.
The benefit of this process makes it so that there is not as much temperature build up that creates sour tastes and some acids can even fall to the bottom of the pot.
It’s easy and doesn’t need any fancy equipment if you have a coffee maker to brew it from.
Using egg shells:
Coffee beans contain carbonic acid and when they are exposed to air they release carbon dioxide which can make them acidic.
Egg shells have a high pH level which helps to neutralize the acidity in the beans. The best way to do this is putting some egg shells in a coffee pot that has brewed coffee in it.
Allow the egg shells to sit for awhile until they have soaked up the acidic essence before pouring out your beverage.
Brewing can reduce acidity in the coffee but it is only effective if it is done correctly. You don’t want to make your coffee too strong because that can also cause some problems with acidity and bitter flavors.
The key is finding a brew that fits your own taste preferences.
Add Ginger To Your Coffee:
Ginger can help to reduce acidity and can also help to suppress the symptoms of nausea. It is a great way to treat those with a sensitive stomach and can be used in all types of beverages like tea, soda and coffee.
The best way to add ginger into your coffee is by adding it to a brewed cup before adding any cream or sugar.
Shorten brewing time:
Brewing your coffee for a shorter amount of time can also reduce the acidity in the coffee. A longer brewing time can mean more acidity and a shorter one means less.
Coffee with a short brew can be just as tasty as longer brews, so you won’t have to worry about sacrificing any of your favorite taste.
Bitter flavors in coffee are usually caused by steeping your coffee for too long. Bitter coffee is caused by the oils on the grounds and acids from the coffee.
To minimize this problem, make your coffee in small batches and keep it moving to prevent bitterness.
Use filtered water:
Using filtered water is another way to remove some of the acids that can cause bitter flavors in your coffee. You may also have already purchased bottled water so you have a fresh supply of filtered water already.
Remove the coffee grounds before brewing:
If you are brewing coffee and notice that it is starting to taste bitter, then it is likely due to the coffee grounds.
The coffee grounds left in your brew will absorb more of the water and can make your drink taste overly acidic. Remove any coffee grounds from the brew and start over again.
Use pre-ground beans:
When purchasing your coffee beans, try purchasing them ground instead of whole. This will help you reduce the time it takes to brew your coffee.
Add cream or milk:
Adding some cream or milk to your coffee will help to buffer the acidity in the brew. Use half and half or milk instead of cream for a lighter tasting coffee.
There are many methods that you can use to lessen the acidity of your favorite beverage. The most effective of which is the dark roast. Dark roasts have lower levels of acidity and can make your coffee taste creamier. You should make sure that you only use these if you normally drink dark roasts.
If you experience acid reflux, heartburn, and/or poor stomach digestion after drinking coffee, try changing your coffee to a different coffee. The taste of the coffee can effect the way you feel, so find one that tastes right to you.
That's all for now. I'm sure that you have learned much more about coffee through these articles, but there's always more to learn!!.