Acidity: A Tale of Two Types
When discussing acidity in coffee, it's essential to differentiate between two distinct kinds: taste profile acidity and pH acidity.
Taste Profile Acidity
This type of acidity refers to the bright, tangy, sparkly, or crisp qualities in coffee. High acidity in this context is generally a positive attribute, adding complexity and liveliness to your cup. It's the element that gives your coffee that 'zing' and makes the flavors dance on your palate.
This refers to the actual acid content in coffee, which can affect how your digestive system reacts to it. While it doesn't influence the flavor, some people find that coffees with lower pH acidity are easier on the stomach, making them a better choice for those who are sensitive to acidity.