We also didn't believe it was possible, but a trip to Seattle led Golden Ratio's founder, Clark, to discover "low-roast coffee," an incredibly light, low acid brew that didn't cause any of the stomach discomfort spurred by acidic black coffee.
Once Clark had tasted gold, he knew he'd never be able to return to his classic cup of joe, and since this low-roast coffee was (and still is) very difficult to source, his only option was to make it for himself. Thus began the inception of gold coffee and Golden Ratio.
A surprisingly high percentage of people suffer from stomach discomfort and acid reflux after drinking regular coffee.
As coffee is roasted, the naturally occurring antioxidants in the green coffee bean break down to form quinic acids, which are responsible the sour stomach feeling that comes with dark roast coffee.
Our beans are roasted much lighter than even a "light roast" or "blonde roast," and therefore have extremely low levels of this bothersome acid.
Let's face it, for a product that has such an incredible presence in our routines and diets, a lot of coffee out there just doesn't taste good. We add creamer, sugar, and other additives to mask the bitter, acidic, flavor profile.
Golden Ratio coffee has none of the bitter acidic notes associated with your typical cup of coffee. In fact, our three flavors don't taste much like your "typical" cup at all. Many compare it to a full bodied tea, but with all the caffeine of regular coffee.
We all know that coffee has the tendency to stain teeth brown over long periods of time, and stick around on your teeth and breath after drinking in the short term.
The color alone of our gold brew should put you at ease, but to be 100% sure we conducted a scientific study comparing our gold coffee versus black coffee.
Sure enough, the teeth tested with Golden Ratio were significantly less stained than teeth tested with regular coffee!
Knowing your coffee cravings can change day-to-day, we made our pouches for the easiest and most versatile preparation in mind: no espresso machine needed.
It can travel anywhere with you, and you can make it hot or cold -- it'll always be gold.
If you’re craving a hot cup, simply combine one pouch with hot water and prepare like tea. Or drop a pouch into a cup of water, pop it in the fridge, and let it steep while you sleep.
We don't just use any old coffee beans at Golden Ratio.
We source premium single origin coffee from farms around the world and pay well above market prices for the beans, helping to ensure ethically sustainable farming practices and the highest quality coffee year after year.
Sustainability to us means paying premium prices to ensure premium coffee development. With the proper resources our farmers can afford the ability to utilize holistic and best in class farming practices, producing quality coffee year over year.
Our innovative coffee pouches (basically a large tea bag) are made from organic cotton, free of dyes or synthetic materials for an easy coffee brewing experience..
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