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Walmart to carry low-acid coffee
September 10th, 2010
WOODLAND, Calif. – Puroast Low Acid Coffee is slated to debut in Walmart stores beginning next month.
Puroast Coffee Company Inc. said this week that it plans to roll out the product in Walmart's Southeastern Region stores starting in October.
According to the Woodland, Calif.-based company, Puroast fits a growing demand by consumers for healthier food and beverages. Through a proprietary process, the 100% gourmet coffee has 50% less acid than all other roasted coffees on the market, the company said.
Puroast Coffee Company reported that as many as one in four coffee drinkers suffer health problems related to coffee acidity, and it aims to provide a product that's great-tasting and doesn't produce the acid burn caused by conventional coffee brews.
The company said published research from the University of California and clinical surveys show that over 90% of consumers affected by coffee acidity can drink Puroast with symptom relief from the usual acid reflux or heartburn caused by other brands. It adds that several doctors and pharmacists now recommend Puroast as the coffee of choice for patients with gastrointestinal health problems.
Puroast Low Acid Coffee is currently available at major food and drug retailers, including Kroger and Safeway, as well as at pharmacies and natural/health food stores nationwide.