Sunday, January 16, 2011

Make Me Happy: Low-Acid Coffee=Less Anxiety and More Joy



On a recent morning that could have been high anxiety, I chose a low-acid coffee: Purroast. This smooth coffee delivered on its promise---very low acid coffee with a rich, full-bodied taste. The previous afternoon while forecasters were once again promising blizzard conditions, I had joined other shoppers in buying last-minute items that would allow me to comfortably hunker down. Puroast’s bright red-and-white packaging featuring a red bird with geometric plumage appealed to me, but I was also interested in the low-acid experience.

That evening as we waited for the snow fall to start, I was glad I had coffee and also glad that it was low acid, because the next day promised to be challenging. Despite the storm, I was expected to be at an important event involving a workout outfit, a makeup artist, cameramen---and a good friend who I would not let down. As the snow softly pelted the ground, I became increasingly anxious. Would I take the train or wake early to shovel so I could drive downtown? How much feeding and care would my newborn demand throughout the night? My response to that anxiety: set up the coffee maker and go to bed.

The next morning was bright and sunny. The coffee was hot and ready. And the amount of snow was a lot less than we expected. As I drove to my destination, I smiled as I drove by large snow-canopied trees, a bustling cafe and a throng of kids playing in the snow. Puroast lifted me up and left my tummy calm, despite the fact that I did not have time to eat.

I was only able to find the house blend, but Puroast offers a wide range of options, including Colombian Supremo, Autumn spice, Mocha Java, Vanilla, Hazelnut, and Nutcracker Sweet. I’m looking forward to more flavorful low-acid coffee-drinking---and committed to managing anxiety and finding joy every day!

2 comments:

Barry Rowell said...

This is good news for me--I've had to cut back on coffee because of the acid. I'm going to give it a try! They sell it at a store around the corner from here, apparently... Thanks!

Nicole Gray-Chan said...

Hi Barry....my experience is that there's definitely a difference. Enjoy---and let me know your thoughts on it.