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Coffee Kombucha... Paleo?

Answered on July 23, 2014
Created July 21, 2014 at 5:53 AM

A local kombucha brewery just launched their first coffee kombucha...They use coffee in place of the green tea. What is your guys' take on this? Would you try it? Isn't coffee essentially phytic acid juice?

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on July 23, 2014
at 01:24 AM

Opps my fault -- I read and posted this on my phone.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 23, 2014
at 01:13 AM

No, I didn't say they had to alter the bacteria, I said that the balance between the bacteria and yeast colonies would change (on its own) because it's now feeding off coffee rather than black tea. :)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 23, 2014
at 01:12 AM

I think very early in my paleohack days I responded to a "Is coffee paleo" with something like "of course coffee is paleo, and I'll slice up any mofo that says otherwise!" sarcastically since most of the thread was about how horribly addicting it is. :)

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on July 22, 2014
at 11:10 PM

I love coffee, and believe there are healthful benefits in coffee, but not sure how I'd like sour tasting coffee. It would be worth a taste.

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on July 22, 2014
at 04:32 PM

Hmmm kind of sounds like a marketing ploy so the company can get in on the billion dollar coffee industry. It may be a similar drink but not the same as regular kombucha IMO. The scoby would be feeding off of sugary coffee instead of tea and would likely need some different bacteria to do so. If you try it let us know how it is. It sounds interesting at the very least.

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

(2318)

on July 23, 2014
at 01:24 AM

Opps my fault -- I read and posted this on my phone.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on July 23, 2014
at 01:13 AM

No, I didn't say they had to alter the bacteria, I said that the balance between the bacteria and yeast colonies would change (on its own) because it's now feeding off coffee rather than black tea. :)

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on July 22, 2014
at 12:54 PM

I would try it for sure!

I prefer hacked coffee - fresh ground espresso with stevia, butter, coconut oil and gelatin hydrolysate. I use it only like a booster before work, not on empty stomach, and not in the morning in order to wake up.

So the kombucha coffee, I would probably use it only as a recreational drink (if it can be called that way), maybe once per week with company.

There is a lot of discussion on whether coffee is paleo or not, whether is good or bad for you, but I don't really care. I am a big fan of both tea, coffee and kombucha - each one has its benefits and uses for me...

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 23, 2014
at 01:12 AM

I think very early in my paleohack days I responded to a "Is coffee paleo" with something like "of course coffee is paleo, and I'll slice up any mofo that says otherwise!" sarcastically since most of the thread was about how horribly addicting it is. :)

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 22, 2014
at 10:12 AM

No, coffee isn't essentially phytic acid juice, where'd you get such a silly idea. There's phytates in everything from spinach to nuts.

I'm not sure if the SCOBY can deal with coffee, but apparently these guys did it, likely it changed the balance of bacteria and yeasts to accomodate, so it's not the same as kombucha, but a similar drink.

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