Can coffee cause diarrhea on
an empty stomach?

It’s a myth . . .

No, there is no correlation between coffee and stomach and digestive issues. It may stimulate the digestive system, or others may react to added dairy products or artificial sweeteners.

Coffee may actually protect people from developing some forms of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause diarrhea.

To date there’s little scientific evidence that suggests drinking coffee on an empty stomach is harmful. Could be that coffee’s bitterness stimulates the production of stomach acid.

Morning coffee fix is a ritual for many of us. However, if you’re experiencing digestive issues when drinking coffee on an empty stomach, try having it with food instead.

If you have consumed coffee on an empty stomach for years and felt completely fine, then, by all means, continue drinking!

However, if your stomach is Sensitive To Coffee’s Acids, continue reading about what you can do about them.

Purchase stomach-friendly, low-acidity coffee beans that are lower on the acidity scale. Coffees grown at low altitudes typically have lower acid levels.

Brewing coffee in cold water (instead of hot water like normal) reduces the acid levels of the final drink by as much as 66%.

Once you’ve brewed the concentrate, you can pour hot water to enjoy a hot mug like normal.

What is Cold Brew Coffee

By: Douglas

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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