Your Love of Coffee Could Be Behind Your Acid Reflux — Here’s Why

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A day marked with a morning cup of coffee, followed by a lunchtime latte and an afternoon espresso sounds delicious. But, if you’re also experiencing heartburn, your love of caffeine could also be responsible for your acid reflux.

“Caffeine is one of the biggest culprits [of heartburn], particularly high caffeine content coffee such as espressos,” Dr. Otto Lin, MD, a Virginia Mason gastroenterologist, says.

So, how does that warm and comforting treat cause such discomfort?

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