Lifeboost Coffee Honest Review is a healthy, low-acid coffee brand with ethical and natural practices. That's what the brand says.
Honestly, I rarely get upset stomach, heartburn, or other things because of coffee.
However, I don’t like sour/tart coffee and the natural/ethical claims intrigued me. “Alright then, I’ll try the low acid coffee,” I said.
So, here’s my review and whole experience trying out this coffee.
But before I go on, I'll start with everything about Lifeboost Coffee first and get to review later.
Lifeboost Coffee – What is it?
It's a healthy coffee brand, offering the usual, some gourmet types of coffee, as well as probiotics coffee.
As you can see from the picture above, there are light/medium/dark roasts as well as gourmet coffees like pumpkin spice, caramel macchiato, hazelnut, etc. Each is a stomach friendly coffee.
It also has Twitter, but not worth the following, imo. Last post was in 2019, and only has 59 followers, no verification.
This brand was the creation of a coffee lover, Dr. Charlees Livingston. Per the website, he suffered a lot of digestive issues from coffee.
Unexpectedly, he stumbled upon a coffee farmer called Martha from Nicaragua.
Martha called his office one day, asking if she could add Dr. Livingston’s supplement to her coffee.
He didn’t combine them both. But, she sent him a fresh bag of her medium roast coffee. He found it amazing, and Lifeboost Coffee started from there.
From my research, Dr. Charles Livingston is a board-certified chiropractic physician.
(Chiropractors are people who treat disorders of the bone, nerves, muscles, and ligaments)
Dr. Charles is also an author. One of his books are Fat Loss Factor, which helped over 100,000 people worldwide.
He’s also made detox supplement called LivLean.
His Facebook page is pretty active. His latest post was on December 2020. I didn’t check his LinkedIn.
When I searched for him on , the latest video of him is a from year ago. As for his YouTube channel, there are only two videos dating back to 6 years ago.
Martha Gonzales is a fourth-generation coffee farmer. Her farm’s location is within the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve.
Her father passed away when she was 22, and she took care of the land with the help of her husband.
When the war broke, her husband got enlisted. She fled the farm temporarily, but she came back.
And that was what she did in 2000, when the war was over.
She found that her land was still in pristine shape, and she continued with her coffee farming. All while continuing her father’s secret techniques.
As a result, we can enjoy her stomach friendly coffee now.
Claims from the Lifeboost Coffee
There are lots of promises that Lifeboost Coffee gives.
Aside of being healthy, the stomach friendly coffee brand also claims to be shade grown, sun dried, spring water washed, high-elevation-grown, USDA organic, fair-trade, mycotoxins free, non-GMO, and single origin.
Out of those claims I only understood single origin, fair-trade, organic, and non-GMO. I tried to find out, of course.
I'll just write what I found and know and compare them with Lifeboost Coffee’s explanation.
As far as I know single origin coffee means that the beans come from a single geographical area or one farm or plantation.
Usually, if not often, coffee grown here are small-batch. So, farmers and roasters can maintain the high quality.
Since the farmers and workers prepare these beans meticulously and ensure quality all the time, the price is usually higher.
We already know that the beans are from Nicaragua, from a single farm and plantation. So, every bag of Lifeboost Coffee is single origin.
Shade grown coffee vs sun-grown
In nature, or at least back when it was uncultivated, coffee plants grow under a canopy of many trees.
That makes an environment that’s ecologically diverse. A shade grown coffee farm can imitate a lush forest.
This will invite animals like birds and insects as well as other plants to thrive. According to the Smithsonian, “Shade-grown coffee production is the next best thing to a natural forest.”
Because the birds live there, they can help with pest control. So, this type of farm will give a habitat for birds. And in turn, they protect the coffee plants.
On the other hand, sun-grown coffee farms rely usually rely a lot on pesticides.
Since they’re growable at a higher density, it could stress the surrounding ecosystem.
It could also prompt deforestation. Basically, sun-grown farms are mostly not environment-friendly.
Lifeboost Coffee says that only 2% of the world’s coffee is shade-grown.
The brand doesn’t want sun-grown beans that don’t have rich, complex flavor. “You deserve natural, unharmed, pure coffee,” says the website.
The coffee brand also agrees with birds helping to achieve pesticide-free coffee.
Sun dried coffee
True to the name, this process involves drying coffee with the heat of the sun.
Not only natural, it also changes the chemical composition of the cherry. It leaves a unique taste and flavor.
But the result isn’t just unique taste, though. The overall quality is much better as well.
Moreover, this method of drying requires labors. At least that’s what I know.
First, they spread out the beans under the sun. Then, they turn the beans at regular intervals for better drying and preventing mildew.
Workers need to be careful not to over dry or under dry the beans, because both are bad.
Depending on the weather conditions, the whole thing can take up to 3 weeks or a month.
If you’ve stumbled upon coffee with this label and it’s not cheap, it could be from the labor.
According to Lifeboost Coffee, they sun dried the beans until the moisture content is 11.5%.
After that, the beans transition to a 30-day rest period. It aims to pop up the flavor profile and deepen the richness, complexity, and taste.
Spring hand washed
Visible confusion was what happened to me. I really didn’t understand what this means.
Being a coffee noob, I thought there were only 2 methods of coffee processing: wet and dry. Apparently there are three.
I believe Lifeboost Coffee utilizes semi-washed process, a method common in Indonesia and Brazil.
In the common process, farmers remove the outer skin from the cherries (with a machine). Then, they store beans which still have their mucilage up to a day.
After that, farmers wash off the mucilage and finally dry the coffee.
It's slightly different in Lifeboost Coffee’s processing. Farmers ferment the beans for 26 hours first and then gently remove the outer skin.
This implies that the farmers peel the outer skin manually.
Following the 26-hour rest, farmers then hand-wash the beans in the pure, mountain waters from Mount Kilambe.
The website says, “Most conventional coffee farmers will use tap or another treated water.”
So, with this stomach friendly brand, everything is mostly natural.
Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) coffee
Well, well, well, even coffee can be GMO. I honestly don’t know much about it, but it all happened in 1999.
That year, University of Hawaii received a patent for genetically-modified (GM) coffee.
People didn’t like it because the development calls for chemical spray to ripen coffee cherries all the same time. Didn't stop there, though.
In 2006, Nestle got a European patent for GM coffee. It was the first company to do so.
Then it continues to this day. There have been some developments in GM coffee, but resistance against GMO grows stronger as well.
Per its website, Lifeboost Coffee says that the beans are non-GMO. They want to keep their products as clean and pure as possible.
“Not just for health reasons, but to protect the environment and the delicate flavor profile that you get with every perfect cup,” it says.
Apparently, coffee grown in higher altitude has a distinctive, complex flavor profile.
The reason is probably because roasting coffee in high altitude doesn’t need high temperatures and roasting time.
As a result, there’s a minimum chance to bake or scorch the beans. Thus, we get the best taste for the coffee.
In Lifeboost Coffee’s website, it basically says the same thing. High-altitude coffee has great flavor and vibrancy.
This type of farming has a lower yield per coffee tree, challenging coffee farmers in remote, mountainous areas.
“This means truly superb coffee beans that represent one of the world's most affordable luxuries,” the website says.
Honestly, I didn’t know anything about mycotoxins in coffee, let alone the toxins.
To start with, mycotoxins are compounds that cause disease and health issues. They can be carcinogenic and may affect the hormonal and immune systems.
We should credit filamentous fungi like Aspergillus or Fusarium for these compounds.
Now, both humans and animals can get mycotoxins. Exposure to these compounds is usually by ingestion, inhalation, and also through the skin.
In a study, researchers found the presence of a mycotoxin called ochratoxin A (OTA) in amounts exceeding maximum permitted levels.
OTA is, apparently, the most toxic form of these compounds.
And, they found it in 5 out of 100 coffee samples sold in supermarkets in Spain.
Specifically, the large amount of ochratoxin A was in two decaf coffee, two coffee capsules, and one decaf coffee capsule.
While the researchers said that the results are actually not alarming, they recommend health risk assessment regarding mycotoxins from coffee.
Lifeboost Coffee says that mycotoxins can grow inside coffee beans.
According to this brand, they can trigger full-body-inflammation, chronic fatigue syndrome, and they're linked to kidney diseases.
“These toxins also rob you of your energy and focus. In fact, they deplete your immune system’s ability to resist infections and stay healthy. And that’s where the brain fog comes in,” says the website.
People's opinions & experience
To tell the truth, it wasn’t easy to find good blog reviews about Lifeboost Coffee.
Some if not most don’t have real experiences. They simply state facts from the website and then put verdict based on those.
Fortunately, honest people still exist. Here are some of the blog reviews.
I found positive reviews from Amazon and another site.
That said, I also found negative reviews. Note: the reviews are from the products I got outside Lifeboost Coffee’s website.
Price and product
For $34.95 and $39.95, I got 12 oz (340 grams) bags of Lifeboost Coffee’s medium roast and biotics brew.
They both are a little bit pricey, but they say everything’s gonna be worth it. And remember, you've got 50% off!
Both coffee products have the same promises/claims, like being shade grown coffee and all I mentioned above.
The medium roast is available in ground and bean. The grounds are medium, I think? And of course, the medium roast is in medium level of roasting.
It's a low acid coffee with a pH level of 6 or higher (they claim they’ve personally tested it).
Per the website, this stomach friendly coffee is the most popular product so far. And I can see that.
Compared to the biotics brew, medium roast has got 221 reviews on Lifeboost Coffe’s website.
Meanwhile, the biotics brew is only available in coarse ground form. It's got 12 different strains of probiotics, can prevent inflammation and improve gut health and immune system.
According to Lifeboost Coffee, the probiotics in this product are in their most adaptable phase.
So, they can withstand stomach acid and implant where they need to.
Moreover, Lifeboost Coffee is the only company with exclusive rights to toxin scavenging bateria.
Bioengineering’s made it possible for these bacteria to seek out and destroy mycotoxins, fungi, and molds.
Sounds pretty cool, huh?
Since I couldn’t find the level of roasting of biotics brew in the website, I decided to ask them.
Turns out, this probiotics coffee is a medium roast.
Oh, I almost forgot. You can get lower coffee price through Lifeboost Coffee subscription program. Here’s the pricing deets:
As you can see, you get a lot with this program, including free shipping. More info here.
Money back guarantee?
If you’re still worried that you’ll waste your money on shade grown coffee products you don’t like, fear not.
Lifeboost Coffee can protect you with its 100% money back guarantee, no questions asked.
The brand is so confident that you’ll love the coffee.
So, after 30 days of purchase you find yourself dissatisfied with the coffee, just email them.
There's actually a 60-day claim somewhere on their website, it confused me. I asked them through email and the reply says that the valid one is the 30-day.
They'll give you 100% refund, even if the bag’s already empty. Or you can even keep the bag, so they say.
Not only that, you also have shipping insurance. If your order is marked as delivered (stolen), stuck in transit (lost), or damaged, you’re under protection.
What's more, the website says that this low acid coffee brand offers free shipping on all orders over $50.
Is this your first time shopping? Then you’ll get free shipping too!
FAQ from the website
Lifeboost Coffee has a complete list of FAQ in their website which you can access here.
But, I’m gonna put some here, particularly the ones that I'd ask them.
How is my order prepared?
Each batch of coffee is roasted on order! Your coffee is so fresh that we actually recommend waiting about 7 days off roast to brew it so the coffee can properly degas.
With that, the time it takes for the coffee to degas to reach optimal flavor coincides perfectly with the time it takes for the coffee to ship so you're receiving the freshest coffee possible!
Should the coffee have a vacuum seal?
You'll notice that our coffee isn't vacuum sealed. And the reason why is because you don't need it because we roast your coffee on order.
A vacuum seal is only needed when buying coffee off the grocery store shelf where the coffee has been sitting for weeks if not months! Our bags that contain a one-way valve allowing the coffee to de-gas while minimizing oxidative degradation!
As the coffee you order from us is roasted to order, you're getting the freshest coffee possible! And not coffee that has been roasted 30+ days ago!
The best way to store your coffee is…?
An airtight container that is NOT clear. Place it in a cool, dry place like your pantry. You want your coffee beans or grounds to be away from light, heat, and moisture. Ground coffee and beans can last 6 months in the pantry.
How do you drink the coffee?
This is what I like about Lifeboost Coffee. If you’re completely new to the coffee world or coffee brewing world, you can get the guide easily. For free.
Just head over to the FAQ section there and you’ll find a downloadable coffee brewing book.
I'll just summarize everything, so it’s better if you get the guide yourself.
There are five methods of brewing coffee in this guide: french press, pour over, drip coffee maker, espresso machine, and cold brew.
It's complete with the recommended measurements as well: how many tablespoons/grams/oz of coffee grounds to how many cups/mililiters/oz of water.
Not only that, the book also provides comprehensive fixes for several and common coffee problems.
And, how to store your coffee as well as how to grind the beans.
For coffee newbies, this guide helps a lot. Which is great, because we don’t have to make the effort to search for how-tos.
My Lifeboost Coffee experience
Honestly, I'm more of a casual coffee drinker.
Meaning, I sometimes drink instant coffee (black no sugar). But most of the time, I drink plain black coffee using my area’s most used brewing method.
Where I’m from, people would just put eyeballed fine coffee grounds and dump hot water into the mug/cup. And then they wait until the grounds settled.
I don’t know what it is in English. I think the closest equivalent is simple, no-coffee-maker immersion brew? Or maybe cowboy coffee no boiling? I dunno.
But anyways, that’s how I drink coffee every day. AND, I only brew robusta coffee grounds.
I know, I know. Coffee connoisseurs reading this are probably frowning right now.
Well, I like it. Okay? It's what I’ve been drinking ever since I knew coffee and my tongue and belly are used to it now.
Robusta is, for me, a stomach friendly coffee. I haven’t had any problems with black, robusta, no-machine immersion coffee so far.
Instant coffee still gives me stomach problems, but not with robusta I brew myself. I don’t understand why, I mean they’re both robusta innit?
Also, don’t think I haven’t tried arabica at all. Of course I’ve tried some, but I'm not a fan. Arabica coffee tastes sour to me. Yeah yeah, I know.
So, when I read that Lifeboosst Coffee is made from 100% arabica beans, I was instantly interested.
Maybe I’ll change my mind about arabica after this low acid coffee, I thought.
What I used
If you’re completely new to the coffee brewing stuff like I was, you may need to get some items.
In the Lifeboost Coffee’s guide, it doesn’t include strainer-brew coffee—except for the cold brew one.
I decided to get a stainless steel french press (before reading the guide). I think it’s less of a faff than straining coffee.
Besides, you can froth milk with it too. Multifunctionality, am I right?
Nonetheless, coffee makers aren’t really that important. You really can just get coffee strainer cloth/bag for both hot and cold brew.
Otherwise, if you’re a coffee enthusiast, expert, or connoisseur, just brew with methods you already know.
So, for the two coffee types I got, I tried brewing them “blind” (before the guide) and “illuminated” (after reading the guide) .
I was curious about the probiotics coffee, so I tried it first.
Per its product description, I should always cold brew this, so that’s what I did.
For the “blind” test, I used a method I found on YouTube. I used room temperature water, 17 grams of grounds with 250 ml water, and brewed it in room temperature for 12-13 hours.
The result? It was smooth. I'm so used to robusta, so the smoothness of this stomach friendly coffee really surprised me.
Moreover, it’s pretty bodied too for an arabica coffee. And yes, it’s a low acid coffee indeed.*
It was kind of a mistake to try this one first, though, because I wasn’t used to tasting arabica yet.
Everything felt weird to me, so I tried adding just a bit of coconut sugar. And it tasted way better.
I try not to make it a habit, so I didn’t add sugar every time I brew the probiotics coffee after.
Now, the fragrance/aroma of the coffee grounds is unbelievable. In a good way. It was soo good I forgot that this is a probiotics coffee.
But after I cold brewed it, the aroma disappeared.
Something I noticed after drinking Lifeboost Coffee’s biotics brew is that I didn’t get gassy. Even if I did, it was so mild.
Is it safe to say that the probiotics worked?* I dunno. But that was something I noticed.
After following the guide
I think the coffee’s a tad weaker. I read somewhere that brewing in the fridge or with cold water is going to produce weaker coffee.
Perhaps that’s psychological. I mean I know about that fact first, so it could just be my brain telling me how it tasted.
Following the guide, I poured 250 ml room temperature water into 31 grams of probiotics coffee grounds. Left it in the fridge for more than 12 hours.
The guide says I should leave it for 12-24 hours. Maybe I should’ve left it for 24 hours so it wouldn’t have tasted weaker.
But, I needed my coffee intake ASAP. I had it twice—first after 16 hours, next after 20.
Something I didn't do…
To clarify, I didn't drink the probiotics coffee for a week straight or something like that.
Therefore, I can't tell you if my body changed or if this coffee helped me reduce something.
Despite that fact, I can tell you that every time I drank this Lifeboost Coffee product, my gut health became better.
And it stayed that way the entire day.
I tried both the usual french press (with hot water) and cold brew french press with the medium roast so that I'll know the difference.
Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this coffee because I couldn’t smell it from the bag (I could on the probiotics coffee).
But when I opened it, it was great. I still can’t tell the difference between the two, but both certainly smell heavenly.
In the “blind” usual brew, I used 15 grams of coffee grounds with 250 ml right-after-boiling water. Also, I used James Hoffman’s french press technique.
Lifeboost Coffee proved its claim here too*. It was low-acid, still smooth, with fruity aroma, and balanced.
Not trying to sound like an expert here, but it was a nice balance of body and acidity . Maybe some describe this taste as clean? I dunno.
Compared to the biotics, I liked this one better. It didn’t change my mind about arabica yet, but it wasn’t bad.
Or, maybe it was because I drank it with honey toast.
Also, I noticed that this coffee could have some crema (with hot water). If you like crema in coffee, you may like this one.
Then, I cold brewed this stomach friendly coffee using the same measurements.
And yeah, it was still better than the probiotics coffee. I think it was smoother than the usual french press.
It tasted clean as well? I could taste sweetness (finally) with a liitle touch of acidity.
All in all, I liked the medium roast from Lifeboost Coffee on cold brew.
In fact, it made me rethink of my dislike of arabica coffee. I thought, if only my favorite robusta were smooth like this!
After reading the guide
In my opinion, brewing result of this low acid coffee was a little on the weak side.
I mean not exactly weak, but it definitely didn’t taste as strong as James Hoffman’s technique.
Probably because the brewing time is a lot shorter.
Nonetheless, it tasted better for me. I think I know now, I'm not a fan of strong arabica brew.
Which is sort of weird. I can take a cup of strong robusta just fine, but if it’s arabica, I can’t stand it.
For fun, I tried the medium roast using no-strainer, no-coffee-maker immersion brew.
It was good!
For real, I think this brewing method is the best What I got was full bodied, low acid coffee that gave me robusta vibe.
And, I think the aroma lingers more with this method of brewing.
If you haven’t done this, you should definitely try it.
Or maybe it’s purely psychological. I dunno
To compare and contrast, I got myself 100 grams of Aceh Gayo. It was also smooth. Maybe all arabica types are like this?
The coffee was quite higher in acidity, but it smelled dark chocolatey, and kind of bodied.
Aroma was great, though. But again, it was quite sour. Lifeboost Coffee’s medium roast was way better.
I decided to give it another try with cold brew. It lacked the aroma, but it was still smooth and a lot low-acid.
Friends’ Lifeboost Coffee experience
Because I was a total noob when it comes to arabica coffee (and coffee in general), I asked help from my friend and her partner.
She used to be an avid coffee drinker until she got stomach problems. Meanwhile, her partner owns a coffee shop and is a heavy coffee drinker.
They both tried the coffee and… they didn’t feel like there was anything special with LIfeboost Coffee .
According to both of them, the medium roast and probiotics coffee tasted regular, like commercial, conventional brands.
My friend said that both products didn’t taste fresh. Probably due to the fact that they were coffee grounds, not beans.
And, she said she still got gassy after.
Here are some screenshots of our conversation. We weren’t chatting in English, so I had to translate it.
Drinking Lifeboost Coffee on an empty stomach
Since my friend said that this stomach friendly coffee still made her gassy, I got curious.
I had no problem at all after drinking that shade grown coffee. Probably because I ate something with it.
So, I decided to try Lifeboost Coffee on an empty stomach and see.
First, I tried drinking the biotics cold brew twice: when I broke my fast and 4 hours after I ate.
It kinda made me burp (not the good burp, the bit-of-acid-goes-back burp), but I didn’t get gassy at all. The second try was the same.*
Basically, the biotics brew is pretty safe.* Due to the fact that it’s a probiotics coffee maybe?
Thank goodness because the day before, I had a mug of instant black coffee and that messed up my gut for real
Then, I tried the medium roast twice without cold brewing it. And yeah, I was still all okay. *
Safe to say that for me, Lifeboost Coffee is okay to drink without eating anything first.*
Thoughts on Lifeboost Coffee
I found that we can actually make any coffee less acidic. There are many ways to do it, like adding salt, cold brewing, and adding egg shells (um, yuck ).
You can read it yourself here, I think it's the most comprehensive but concise one.
To prove it, you know I tried cold brewing Aceh Gayo, and it worked. I felt that it was a lot more bodied, probably due to less acid levels.
If you’ve got tight budget and you think that Lifeboost Coffee is expensive, you can try those methods in the link above.
Although, I’m not a coffee expert.
I’m not one of those people who have learned the way of coffee from X country. I haven’t travelled every corner of the world to understand coffee.
So if you’re adding egg shells and your coffee tastes bad, don’t blame me please!
Just like many people in where I’m from, I never measure my coffee grounds. I honestly didn’t know that it matters in coffee brewing.
After deciding to try out this coffee, I did my own research (before reading the guide).
Turns out, how many grams of grounds and water is important.
In order to get the best out of Lifeboost Coffee, I learned to brew correctly.
I said earlier that the first one I tried—the probiotics coffee—tasted weird.
But I didn’t wanna give up on arabica. Before, I'd just say “this coffee is meh” and go back to my good old robusta.
And I think my effort was fruitful in a way. I’m still not a huge fan of arabica, but with cold brew and the right ratio, it can definitely be good.
So in a way, I learned a lot from Lifeboost Coffee and got some benefits from the biotics brew too.
The good things
- Again, I like the fact that Lifeboost Coffee understands that not everybody’s a coffee expert, hence the free guide book .
- I must say that the support or customer service here is great.
My questions were a lot, and weren’t at all related to buying the products. Yet, the support team answered them all.
Plus, there are many ways to reach them: email, phone, live chat, and Facebook messenger (the last two are website-integrated)
- Both stomach friendly coffee products I got taste better as I get used to drinking them. And of course, they didn’t make my stomach feel funny.*
- Lifeboost Coffee says that its coffees are bodied and low-acid. I think they’re not lying here.*
The first time it tasted sour to me, yes, but only because I’m used to robusta.
- Through my research, I know that probiotics coffee isn’t something new.
But, I do think that Lifeboost Coffee’s pretty innovative. Because, most coffee with probiotics I found were in liquid form.
And apparently you can make your own probiotics coffee, but you have to add some substance naturally rich with the good bacteria.
With this low acid coffee brand, you don’t have to make many efforts at all. Just cold brew the coffee grounds and you’re all set.
As someone who needs probiotics without high amount of sugar, this is a huge win.
So, I think this is where Lifeboost Coffee stands out from the rest.
Although the biotics brew tasted weird for me the first time, I find that it’s not that bad.
- This shade grown coffee brand is generous enough to give us free shipping, 30-day money back guarantee, and shipping insurance.
Even if we’ve emptied out the bags, as long as it’s still within 30 days after purchase, we can get our money back.
The not-so-good things
- Some things on their website needs an update. I found two inconsistencies: length of money-back guarantee and Dr. Charles’ story.
You know what happened–I asked them about it. They said the correct one is 30 days. They said they’d remove it, and they did.
Next one’s minor, and it could be just an issue of choice of words. But on a page, Dr. Charles says that Martha sent him her coffee (that’s what I wrote above).
In contrast, on the About Us section, he says that “We scoured the world to find the best, fairly traded coffee grown in a nationally protected area.”
Furthermore, some things don’t give me explanation or clarification.
For example, in the biotics brew page, the website writes “Why cold brew”, but there’s nothing below it.
Up to this day, I still have no idea why I should only cold brew this probiotics coffee .
Then, the front page says that Lifeboost Coffee supports the Rainforest Trust. But when I click the link, it leads me to Rainforest Trust website.
My expectation is that the link leads me to how the shade grown coffee brand does the support (eg 5% sales goes to the organization, achievements so far, etc).
The same goes to the other two links. One of them leads to “404 Nothing Found”, and the other leads to the brand’s light roast coffee page.
I’ll just show you my video. Apologies for the sucky internet connection.
- Lifeboost Coffee only ships to USA and Canada so far. I tried asking them and they confirmed it.
It may be for environment-friendly purposes or the brand really wanna ensure freshness.
But, this could be a con for people outside these countries who want to try the product.
Using primal instincts
Now, this one’s what I take issue with. In almost every page of Lifeboost Coffee, it keeps talking about mycotoxins and how bad they are.
The brand also says that these compounds are extremely common. And they are. We can find them in other foods and beverages.
According to Healthline, the amount mycotoxins present in coffee is way below the safety limit.
Healthline went as far as saying that choosing specifically mycotoxins-free coffee is a waste of money.
Science keeps growing and evolving, though. Maybe in the future researchers could come to a conclusion that mycotoxins in coffee are totally bad.
What I don’t appreciate is how this brand tries to use fear to set it apart from other brands or competitors.
Let me clarify that I'm not dismissing mycotoxins. I just take issue with how the brand’s using our primal instincts (fear and anxiety) for marketing.
I’ll admit, these marketing methods can be effective. But, I think it’s so unnecessary
Plus, Lifeboost Coffee says that mycotoxins are responsible for stomach problems and sluggish feelings after coffee.
Well, what if it’s just caffeine sensitivity? And honestly, I was still sleepy and still experienced brain fog after drinking the coffee.
Some things I should mention
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not a coffee expert.
So, what I write here may not fully describe and reflect what Lifeboost Coffee tastes like.
Moreover, I ordered ground coffee (for the medium roast). I realize that one doesn’t get the best coffee in ground form.
But, I’m just a casual coffee drinker and I’m not planning to buy a grinder any time soon.
This review, and my friends’ experience, might have been different had I ordered the bean.
The shade grown coffee might have tasted a lot better for my friends, or it might have completely blown me away.
My impression, compared to coffee enthusiasts or experts who have tasted Lifeboost Coffee won’t be the same.
Shipping time could also contribute to the lack of freshness of the coffee grounds.
I understand that Lifeboost Coffee tries to keep their products fresh, but one can’t control everything, right?
Who is Lifeboost Coffee for?
- Coffee lovers, enthusiasts, or connoisseurs who want to conquer all brands of coffee around the world.
Really, if you love coffee and wanna try all kinds of brands, you should definitely try Lifeboost Coffee.
- People who have never tried, shade grown coffee, sun-dried, spring-washed and the claims mentioned above should give this brand a try.
That way, you can compare and find out which brand or type of coffee that you love.
- Can't live without coffee but it's too acidic for you? This stomach friendly coffee can be your best friend.
Based on my experiment above, the medium roast can give you full bodied, low acid coffee.*
So, I think you definitely should try it.
- Canadian, and USA citizens. Lifeboost Coffee ships here, and you can get free shipping. Remember that
- If you’re sensitive to mold (and mycotoxins), then you should find this shade grown coffee extra safe.
- It's nice to find a coffee brand that supports the local community and the environment. If your current lifestyle is only buying fair-trade and environmentally friendly products, Lifeboost Coffee’s for you.
- Or, if you only wanna have natural products in your domicile, well, look no further than this low acid coffee brand!
- Also, if you love coffee, need probiotics daily but you can't stand the high-sugar products around you, the probiotics coffee will be perfect.
- Robusta drinkers who are looking for good, bodied arabica should find Lifeboost Coffee pretty close to the former.
Who shouldn’t drink the coffee?
- I still had some bouts of burps after drinking both coffees. They didn’t make me bloat, sure, but I still burped quite a lot.
Also, don’t forget that my friend, who’s got a bit of stomach issues, said that these low acid coffees still made her bloat and gassy.
- So, if you have a sensitivity to caffein, stomach issues, or worse, GERD, acid reflux, and the likes, maybe it should be better if you try other brands of coffee.
Or, just don’t drink coffee at all if it’s too risky for you.
- If you live outside the USA and Canada, just get your coffee locally.
IMO, it's way eco-friendlier and you’re supporting local coffee farmers or roasters better.
Where do I get Lifeboost Coffee?
Buying stuff online can be unsafe, so I suggest getting Lifeboost Coffee from its website.
I know it’s available on Amazon, but so far, it’s out of stock. And, there are much more options in the website as well.
Didn’t ask the support about the stock on Amazon. Besides, I think it’s gonna be quite a while for the brand to restock there.
Yeah, I think it’s way better if you get the stomach friendly and probiotics coffee directly from the site.
Besides, remember that you've got nothing to lose. The 30-day, no-questions-asked money back guarantee is there.
I may disagree with some things from Lifeboost Coffee. But at the end of the day, the coffee products I tried are great.
They're both low-acid, bodied, and don’t mess my gut or give me headaches. *
For stomach friendly coffee products, they’re pretty good. And, I recommend you to try some coffees from this brand .
Specifically, I think you should try the medium roast first and see if you like Lifeboost Coffee. I think medium roast is the safest bet.
To repeat, I don’t care for how the probiotics coffee tastes, but it’s good.
When I say good, I’m actually saying it’s tolerable and a lot better than high-sugar probiotics products we usually find.
Well, there are probiotics supplements, I know. But hey, coffee + probiotics right? It's really not that bad, I’m just not a fan of the taste.
All in all, you should get a bag (or two) of Lifeboost Coffee. Don't forget the 50% off!
This review is based on personal experience. It's not a medical advice or a scientific article.
The coffee’s effect on me may not be the same with other people’s experience.
Moreover, find out if you have medical conditions that make you have caffeine sensitivity before trying out this coffee.
Everybody’s capacity to accept bitterness and acidity (in coffee) is not the same. Low-acid for me may not be such for others.
Always drink coffee within your acceptable limit.
To be sure, everyone’s tolerance to coffee is different. But when you experience restlessness, dizziness, upset stomach, tremors and fast heartbeat, reduce your intake.
And if your reaction to coffee is more severe the aforementioned symptoms, seek help from your doctor/physician immediately.
- Shade grown, natural, and organic, which are good for the environment.
- Great customer service or support
- The coffees are low acid pretty bodied
- Tastes pretty good for robusta coffee drinkers
- Quite innovative (probiotics coffee in coffee ground form)
- Provides a free guide book for coffee newbies
- Offers coffee subscription at lower price
- Money-back guarantee and shipping insurance
- Free shipping available
- Can be pretty pricey
- Some website inconsistencies that may be confusing
- Shipping limited to USA and Canada only
- Can still lead to bloating and gassiness