“Low Acid” refers to the pH level of the brewed coffee, a measure of acidity or alkalinity of water-soluble substances (pH stands for ‘potential of Hydrogen’). A pH value ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 being the middle (neutral) point. Values below 7 indicate acidity (which increases as the number decreases), with 1 being the most acidic. Therefore, a higher pH level has lower acid.
Water typically has a pH range from 6.5 to 8.5. The pH levels of Manatee Coffee range from 5.3 to 6.5, offering less acid than most beverages in the soda aisle at your local grocery. By comparison, cola has 2.3 to 3.1, energy drink has 2.4 to 3.6, sweet tea has 2.8 to 5.2, and sports drink has 2.9 to 3.2.
We slowly roast our coffee beans to achieve lower acidity than leading competitors. Based on in-house test results, our Dark Roast, Swiss Water® Decaf, and Flavored coffees have proven to be as much as 10X less acidic than other name brand coffees and 40X less acidic than a standard cola.