Does milk make coffee more acidic?

Does milk make coffee more acidic?

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  1. Milk has a pH of around 6.5. Chasing the cow around before milking might make it more acidic, but it looks like nobody ever did an experiment on this important question.
    Black coffee has a pH of around 5.7. I guess it depends on how strong you brew your coffee. If you believe the rumors, they serve water in police stations, which would completely change the premise of the situation.
    A pH of 7 is neutral, everything above is basic, everything below acidic. So in fact you make your coffee more basic by adding milk. Which in a matter of semantics makes absolutely no sense.

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  2. I can’t answer that, but if the underlying question is whether it makes your stomach more acidic, I think the answer is yes. The calcium in milk may be something of a buffer, but it has the effect of causing delayed increase in stomach acidity because it (and the protein in milk) are signals for your system to release the hormone gastrin, which causes your stomach to produce more acid. This is also why Tums (a calcium antacid) is not recommended very much by doctors for acid reflux. It ends up making it worse. Add caffeine from the coffee, something that loosens the sphincter better between the esophagus and the stomach, and you may have some whizz-bang acid reflux, if you are prone to such things.

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