Discover the Best Tasting Low-Acid Coffee and Its Benefits


Cup of low acid General Warfield’s coffee.

For coffee enthusiasts who seek a smoother, gentler cup, low acid coffee can be a game-changer. Whether you have a sensitive stomach or simply prefer a less acidic brew, low acid coffee offers a delightful drinking experience without the harshness. Among the top contenders in this category is General Warfield’s Coffee, known for its exceptional quality and commitment to sustainability.

What is Low Acid Coffee?

Low acid coffee is crafted to reduce the acidity typically found in most coffee varieties. These coffees are produced to have a pH value of 5 or higher, compared to water's neutral pH of 7. This makes them an excellent choice for individuals who experience heartburn, acid reflux (GERD), or other digestive issues (Sources: "Philly Fair Trade Roasters," "Cleveland Clinic"). 

The lower acidity also allows the natural flavors of the coffee beans to shine through, resulting in a smoother and more balanced taste.

What are the Health Benefits of Low Acid Coffee?

Depiction of General Warfield's single-origin, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, whole bean coffee, which is known for its gourmet antioxidant-rich and low acid heirloom varieties of Arabica coffee with tasting notes of chocolate, blueberry, and strawberry.

Choosing low acid coffee may offer several potential health benefits:

✅ Reduced Heartburn: Less acidity means a lower chance of experiencing heartburn (Sources: "Philly Fair Trade Roasters," "Acidity in Coffee"). 

✅ Gentler on the Stomach: Easier on the digestive system, making it ideal for those with sensitive stomachs (Source: "Golden Ratio Coffee"). 

✅ Enhanced Flavor Profile: The reduced acidity of certain acids can enhance the coffee’s natural flavors, providing a more enjoyable drinking experience (Source: "Cleveland Clinic"). 

General Warfield’s Low Acid Coffee

General Warfield’s Fair Trade Organic Certified Peruvian whole bean coffee.

At General Warfield’s Coffee, we take pride in offering a range of specialty-grade, low acid roasts. Our standout product is the Fair-Trade and USDA Organic certified Single-Origin Peruvian Whole Bean roast.

Here’s what makes it exceptional:

✅ Sourced from Cusco, Peru: Our Peruvian beans are hand-picked and grown on small estate farms at altitudes exceeding 6,000 feet (1,829+ meters) above sea level. The unique climate, soil conditions, and slow growth at this elevation contribute to their distinctive flavor.

Award-Winning Roasting: Our beans are roasted by award-winning artisan roasters in a state-of-the-art FDA registered and approved facility. Each batch is roasted in small quantities to ensure consistency and quality.

✅ High Cupping Scores: This roast consistently scores 92+ on cupping tests, placing it in the top 5% by score in the world. The high altitude and meticulous processing result in a coffee with rich, complex flavors and a smooth finish.

Sustainability and Fair Trade: We are committed to ethical sourcing. Our Peruvian roast is Fair-Trade and USDA Organic certified, ensuring fair wages and sustainable farming practices.

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Comparative Analysis

Comparing General Warfield’s Low Acid coffee with other brands can highlight its unique qualities:

Feature General Warfield’s Coffee Other Brands
Low Acid Levels ✅ pH of 5.2 for hot coffee and 5.4 for cold coffee, ensuring a balanced and smooth taste without sacrificing brightness. ❌ Many other brands have a pH below 5.1, leading to a more acidic and potentially harsher taste.
Specialty Grade Beans ✅ All roasts are specialty grade, ensuring high quality and exceptional flavor. ❌ Not all brands use specialty grade beans, resulting in inconsistent flavor and quality.
Certifications ✅ Fair-Trade and USDA Organic Certified: Ethical sourcing and organic farming practices are prioritized. ❌ Not all brands are Fair-Trade or USDA Organic certified, leading to questions about ethical and sustainable sourcing.
Roasting Process ✅ Small-Batch Roasting: Artisan roasted in small batches for consistency and superior taste. ❌ Larger batches may compromise the consistency and unique flavors of the coffee.
Roasters ✅ Award-Winning Roasters: Roasted by award-winning artisan roasters in a state-of-the-art FDA registered and approved facility. ❌ Roasting processes may not be as carefully monitored or artisanal, impacting flavor and quality.
Altitude Sourcing ✅ Beans sourced from high altitudes, such as the Single-Origin Peruvian Whole Bean roast from Cusco, Peru, at altitudes above 6,000 feet. ❌ Beans sourced from lower altitudes may lack the complex flavors found in high-altitude coffees.
Global Origins ✅ Featuring roasts from all over the world, including Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Colombian, Guatemalan, and Brazilian specialty blends. ❌ Some brands may not offer as diverse a range of global coffee origins.
Environmental Commitment ✅ Each order plants a tree, contributing to reforestation efforts. ❌ Not all brands have a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
Packaging ✅ Nitrogen Flushing Packaging: Ensures freshness and longevity of coffee beans. ❌ May not use advanced packaging methods like nitrogen flushing, affecting freshness.
Quality Control ✅ Transparency and Quality: Consistently scoring 92+ on cupping tests, placing it in the top 5% by score in the world. ❌ Lower scores on cupping tests and potential lack of transparency in quality assessments.


- "Unlike many low acid coffees on the market, General Warfield’s offers a rich, full-bodied flavor without compromising on quality. Our beans are meticulously sourced and roasted to perfection." - John and Onome Warfield, General Warfield's Coffee

 What Our Customers Have to Say... 

Maero's General Warfield’s Coffee testimonial

Brewing Tips for Low Acid Coffee

To fully enjoy the rich flavors of our low acid coffee, consider these brewing tips:

✅ Use Fresh, Whole Beans: Grind your coffee just before brewing to maximize freshness and flavor.

Cold Brew Method: Cold brewing can further reduce acidity, resulting in an even smoother cup (Source: "Cleveland Clinic"). 

Proper Water Temperature: Aim for water temperatures between 195-205°F (90-96°C) to extract the best flavors without over-extraction.

Understanding Acidity in Coffee

There are more than 30 different types of acids in coffee, each contributing to its overall profile. At General Warfield’s Coffee, we carefully roast our beans to reduce the acids that do not enhance the flavor, achieving a perfect balance. Chlorogenic acid and other beneficial acids are crucial for taste and perceived brightness, giving our coffee its vibrant and balanced character (Sources: "Cleveland Clinic, Acidity in Coffee").

Our coffee has a pH of around 5.2 for hot coffee and 5.4 for cold coffee, compared to lower quality coffees which often have a pH below 5.1. This careful control of acidity ensures a bright yet smooth cup that stands out in quality and taste (Source"Acidity in Coffee").

Other Specialty Roasts

Colombian whole bean pouches with mountainous background and golden sunset

In addition to our Peruvian roast, General Warfield’s Coffee offers a variety of other low acid, specialty-grade options:

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe: Known for its bright and floral notes.

Colombian: A classic with a rich, full-bodied flavor.

Guatemalan and Brazilian Specialty Blend: A unique blend offering a harmonious balance of flavors.

Upcoming Ugandan Roast: Soon, we’ll introduce a Fair-Trade and USDA Organic certified Ugandan roast, expanding our lineup of exceptional coffees.


If you’re looking for the best low acid coffee, General Warfield’s Coffee offers a range of meticulously crafted options that cater to both your taste preferences and health needs. From our top-rated Peruvian roast to our diverse selection of specialty beans, each cup promises a smooth, flavorful experience. Want to try the most aromatic and flavorful low acid specialty grade coffee beans delivered directly to your door?

Discover General Warfield’s Coffee today and savor the difference of premium, low acid coffee.

General Warfield serving coffee to customers.

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DisclaimerThe potential health benefits of low acid coffee mentioned in this article are based on general information and individual experiences. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. If you have any specific health concerns or conditions, please consult with a healthcare professional before making changes to your diet or coffee consumption.

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