Trücup Low-Acid Coffee: When You Need Your Coffee, but Your Stomach Rebels

At my age—and no, I am absolutely not going to tell you how friggin’ old I am—acidic stomach issues are definitely something I have to keep in mind. But even if you’re a youngun’ like my daughter and you drink enough coffee, sometimes the very acidity of the brew can catch up with you sometimes. That’s what Trücup low-acid coffee wants to help alleviate.

Trücup low-acid coffee

It’s not just old pharts like me, of course. Believe it or not, 60 million Americans (and lord knows how many others across the world) have had to cut out coffee from their lives due to stomach issues — Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid reflux, and other problems.

And aside from that sweet, sweet rush we all love, believe it or not, coffee has genuine health benefits; it can help with Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, depression, and prostate cancer. Not to mention the benefits associated with caffeine. (Captain Shaky-hands Moran will draw a veil over the downsides of too much caffeine.)

Trücup low-acid coffee

So what the heck to do, coffee lovers? Well, there are some low-acid coffees on the market, of course. The problem, as always — much like with “lite” beer — is taste.

The folks at Trücup believe they’ve cracked the code on that one. They start with 100% arabica beans from Central and South America, and then they use a natural process to remove those acids that cause stomach problems; for instance, they say that their Born to be Mild roast is 60% lower less acidic than light roasts from some of the leading national coffee brands. All of their other roasts are even less acidic!

Trücup Low-Acid Coffee is available in five different roasts and an espresso blend; these include the Born To Be Mild light roast, Stuck In The Middle medium roast, Heart Of Bold bold roast, Dark As Night french roast, and You’ve Got a Blend espresso blend. If you’re noticing a theme here, it’s on purpose.

Someone suggested we name our medium roast “Stuck in the Middle” after the song playing on the radio. Inspiration struck and we named all our roasts after classic rock songs. Coffee that rocks was born!

Trücup low-acid coffee

All of their Trücup low-acid coffees are available in whole bean or as french press and drip grinds in 12-ounce, 2-pound, or 5-pound bags (prices range from $12.95 to $55.95), and the espresso blend is also available as an espresso grind. If you’re more of a single serving type, Trücup also sells biodegradable, single-serve cups that are compatible with most single-serve machines (48 cups to an order for $39.95).

Did they succeed in making a coffee that your stomach can handle? Well, that’s something you’ll need to judge for yourself, I reckon.

If you love coffee but hate the reaction your stomach gets from its acidity, surf on over to their site, give one of the Trücup low-acid coffee products a try, and then leave us a comment and let us know what you think about it!

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About the Author

Douglas Moran
Born in New England, as a Navy brat I traveled all over the NorthEast before settling in the California East Bay for 6 years, followed by planting deep roots in the city of my collegiate alma mater: The beach town of Santa Cruz, of all places. But Navy brats don’t usually have hometowns per se, so I get to pick mine and I choose the ‘Cruz. Make of that what you will. A nerd of long-standing, I took my first computer programming class on a Commodore Pet (2K of RAM!) in 1978 and have never looked back. I have built a solid, creditable career as a technical writer, information architect, and web site manager at companies large and small, from start-ups you’ve never heard of to places like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, & IBM. And at the same time I’ve been putting forth my opinions every place I can get an audience, from the letters columns of Newsweek, various newspapers, and NPR, to online places like and my own blogs. Not forgetting my lengthy side-career of posting tech reviews, news pieces, and opinions at the wonderful tech site Gear Diary. In my spare time I write fiction and publish it on Wattpad; learn Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing; take Tai Chi; and spend entirely too much time reading and watching science fiction.