Nabob actually has the acidity rating on the package but don't get confused as the higher the rating, the less acidic the coffee actually is. I wanted an even less acidic coffee and it was recommended to try cafe lib, a natural caffeine free coffee substitute. This is what it states on their site: "A 100% natural healthy alternative to coffee, caf-Lib is recommended for anyone who wants to reduce or eliminate their caffeine intake: pregnant or menopausal women; people suffering from a heart condition, upset stomach or sleeplessness; athletes and others looking for natural alternatives; children and teens for whom coffee is not suitable, etc.". Some of the reviews I read we're fairly positive comparing the taste to instant coffee. I tried it, it wasn't bad but its not something I enjoyed or would want to drink everyday.
So I kept looking and found something called cold brewed coffee. Some people use a special device but I assure you it is not necessary. I tried it for the first time today and I loved it, I actually enjoyed it more then my regular coffee. If you would like a coffee with approximately 70% less acidity, I suggest you give it a try.
Here are the instructions:
Mix 1/3 cup of coffee grounds with 1.5 cups of filtered water into a mason jar (yields 2 cups of coffee).
- Leave for 12 hours at room temperature.
- When your ready to prepare your coffee, strain the mixture through a coffee filter to eliminate the grounds.
- Measure the amount of liquid remaining and add the same amount of water to get black coffee (adjust to your personal taste)
- Heat either in a pot or the microwave
- For those who use milk, add milk as you normally would.
- For those who use sugar, be careful not to add too much as this type of brew is naturally sweeter.
Note: I used Nabob, medium roast Breakfast Blend, some people prefer to use freshly ground beans.