So, we get that there might be some “tummy-friendly” benefits to drinking dark-roasted coffee. However, this Science News article extolling the virtues of the duskier blends lays it on a bit thick on the pro-coffee front, mentioning little in the way of possible side effects. That could have something to do with the fact that Science News is apparently the “Magazine for the Society of Science & the Public.” Science = good! Dark coffee = also good! —KA
The research team is now conducting a pilot study in which subjects swallow a sensor embedded in a capsule that measures the stomach’s pH and transmits the readings to a computer. Preliminary results suggest that stomach acid surges for a longer time when subjects drink light-roast coffee compared to dark-roast.
“Most people think that non-processed food is beneficial, that possibly raw foods are best, but we do not believe that,” Somoza said. “There are healthy, beneficial compounds in processed food. Our idea is to identify these beneficial compounds and enhance them.”