30% of the coffee drinking public experiences upper gastro-intestinal distress when drinking coffee. These symptoms can manifest as heartburn, acid-reflux, indigestion, sour-stomach, and GERD. The assumption has been that Ph level has much to do with these symptoms. This is misleading and in most cases, incorrect.
There are dozens of different types of acids in coffee. Many of them are beneficial to flavor and are healthy. However, there is a specific acid in coffee that causes upper GI distress. Chlorogenic Acid, specifically CQA 3,4, and 5 has been definitively correlated with stomach problems. Chlorogenic Acids can occur naturally in green coffee. Drum roasting can increase these levels significantly.
Over 98% of coffee roasters in this country roast coffee in a drum roaster. We don't. Instead, we've engineered, designed, and manufactured our own coffee roaster that uses convection technology to roast coffee. Instead of introducing green coffee to a hot drum, we roast using hot air. Our coffees never come into contact with hot steel. Our coffees are gently roasted in a stream of very hot air which results in substantially lower levels of Chlorogenic Acid. Magnitudes lower. The results is a smooth, flavorful, easy to drink coffee that doesn't upset your stomach.
Skeptical? Good. You should be. If you're one of the many that experiences stomach problems with drinking coffee you've probably already researched the topic on-line and found lots of information, much of it contradictory. Our claims are based on the work of Dr. Taka Shibamoto, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Toxicology at the UC Davis Coffee Center. Dr. Shibamoto has conducted studies on Chlorogenic Acid in coffees. These studies have determined that elevated levels of Chlorogenic Acid in coffee are major contributors to bitterness in coffee as well as upper GI distress.
Need more proof? Order a bag. Try it for yourself. We've been contacted by hundreds of happy customers who report no stomach problems when drinking our coffees.