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, focusing first on coffee machines, then marketing for coffee and food and beverage companies. Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

OCM has also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of the modules are running in the Singapore Skillsfuture Classes in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes. 

For the readers (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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