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What We Are Loving Right Now: Cold Brewed Coffee

July 15th, 2014 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Duodenal switch, Eating healthy, EsophyX, gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD, heartburn, LapBand, News, Nutrition, post weight loss surgery tips, Post WLS tips, Protein and calories

Those with chronic heartburn know that the acid in coffee can be a huge culprit for causing heartburn and it can be the reason why they do not drink coffee. Surprisingly enough it is the heating process that causes coffee to be acidic.

Well, I have great news for those sensitive to acid especially after weight loss surgery. “Cold brewed” coffee is your answer. Cold brewed coffee reduces the acidity of coffee by 70% and has a much more smooth and refreshing taste than regular iced coffee or lattes. The smooth taste makes it great black over ice or spruced up with a little almond milk and cinnamon.  Sweetness is not usually required, but if necessary, add Stevia drops.

You can most certainly cold brew coffee at home. (There are multiple YouTube videos on this online or blog posts.) Thankfully, you can now find cold brewed coffee at the store as well and are rapidly showing up at grocery stores and specialty food stores.

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Here are some favorites:

  1. Grady’s Cold Brew: a strong coffee concentrate with the New Orlean’s “chickory taste”.
  2. Chameleon Cold Brew: a great product out of Austin, produce a “mocha” flavor for the chocolate fiends (no sugar added)
  3. La Colombe Pure Black Coffee: great for those who like a strong brew with smooth taste
  4. Stumptown Coffee Roasters: Portland’s favorite coffee bar is serving cold brew locally and starting to ship them out nationwide.

For those reading this week’s newsletter, you will see Erin Jone’s recipe for cold brewed coffee with almond milk.

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