Is coffee an acid or a base?

Is coffee an acid or a base?

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  1. a pH value of 5, black coffee is acidic. Water has a pH of 7 and is considered neutral. Anything lower than 7 is acidic, while anything higher …

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  2. The pH of coffee ranges from 5.0 to 5.1, which puts it around neutral (pH 7) than acidic. Darker the coffee higher its pH, closer to neutral.
    For more details check the short note here – Is coffee acidic or basic in nature? | eNotes

    Is coffee an acid or a base?

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  3. “Coffee” is, for one, not well defined as one thing. Are you talking about coffee plants, coffee beans, or (more likely) brewed coffee?
    In either case, it is not a single compound, but rather a mixture of many many different chemicals. And a mixture cannot be an acid or a base . It can, however, be acidic or alkaline .
    This refers to the pH. While “acid” or “base” refers to the single chemical. And many chemicals have properties of both acid and base, so you can’t even say that having a pure acid in water will result in an acidic solution, or vice versa .
    That said, I am guessing that you are looking for information about the pH of brewed coffee?

    Is coffee an acid or a base?

    It is generally slightly acidic, though less so than any fizzy drinks. Slightly more acidic than your saliva.
    DISCLAIMER: Don’t go using this to say anything as stupid as “coffee is acid so it makes your body acidic”. Sorry for the suspicion if you weren’t going to, but I’ve seen too many ridiculous things said when people ask questions about food/drinks and acidity waaay to often to not put in a disclaimer.

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  4. Most coffee varieties are acidic, with an average pH value of 4.85 to 5.10 ( 2 ). Among the countless compounds in this beverage, the brewing process releases nine major acids that contribute to its unique flavor profile.6 Nov 2019

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  5. Most coffee varieties are acidic, with an average pH value of 4.85 to 5.10 ( 2 ). Among the countless compounds in this beverage, the brewing process releases nine major acids that contribute to its unique flavor profile.6 Nov 2019

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  6. A concentrated acid is an acid which is in either pure form or has a high concentration. Laboratory type sulfuric acid (about 98% by weight) is a concentrated (and strong) acid.
    A dilute acid is that in which the concentration of the water mixed in the acid is higher than the concentration of the acid itself. For instance, 5% sulfuric acid is a dilute acid.
    A dilute acid, unlike a concentrated acid, will ionize to a greater degree in their solution (higher percent dissociation with decreasing concentration). However, if an aqueous acid mixture (such as sulfuric acid, mentioned above) is added to water, the resultant pH from adding a dilute one would be higher (lower acidity) than for a concentrated one.

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  7. Its an acid. Coffee Chemistry and Acidity
    P.S.= do not drink coffee empty stomach. It increases risk of stomach ulcer which can be deadly or even progress to cancer. Effects of Caffeine and Coffee on Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers and GERD: Effects of Caffeine and Coffee on Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers and GERD Reviewed by Meri Rafetto, RD, Theresa Grumet, RD, and Gerri French, RD, MS, CDE

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  8. I have seen in some books of General Chemistry that it has a low pH (acidic). It makes sense since coffee is a complex mixture that surely include tannins and polyphenols, compounds with acidic properties.

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