Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to strain the coffee before use and if so how?
Yes, you need to strain it.
Some companies sell instant (water soluble) coffee for detoxing but please see the article on our website about the problems you can run into when using instant coffee.
Most folks brew the coffee and then let it cool to at least body temperature. Next they pour it into a clean vessel, straining it through a very fine sieve or muslin cloth while doing so.
If you don’t strain the coffee the coffee residue can collect at the bottom of your enema bucket/bag and clog the hole where the enema hose fits. Also don’t use a paper filter as it can trap important ingredients like palmitic acid, ingredients you need for a thorough detox.
Is this coffee light roasted? What colour is it?
Yes, the coffee is light roasted.
It is purpose roasted so that it preserves all the chemicals so important in the detox process. Unlike drinking coffee which is light to very dark brown, Robusta Health coffee is golden/tan in color.
This is a natural product and there can be slight variations in color from batch to batch
How many enemas can I get out of a bag of coffee?
As with so many things in life, it depends. A tablespoon of the coffee weighs 8 grams on our scale. We have seen many recipes for making the coffee enema solution. Some call for 1 tablespoon, some call for 2, others 3. The Gerson recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of coffee.
So as you can see, we are all different in this world and the same dose of a particular thing can affect 50 different people in 50 different ways. We have even gotten feedback from a customer who is VERY SENSITIVE to caffeine who says they only use 1 TEASPOON of coffee in their enema solution (3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon).
This is one reason we always recommend that users of Robusta Health carry out their detoxing program under the supervision of a health care professional. They know your situation on a first-hand basis and can advise your accordingly.
Many of the practitioners we know are cautiously conservative. They start with a small amount of coffee in the enema solution and then build up until the dose that is best for the individual is arrived at.
All that said, if a person uses 3 tablespoons of coffee to make a 1 liter enema (according to the Gerson recipe) they should get about 19 enemas out of a 454g bag.
How much coffee will I need, over time, for my treatment (so I'll know how much I can expect to spend on this over time)?
That’s certainly an open ended question since it depends on the specific treatment a person is using, and on the person themselves.
Gerson therapy folks typically do 5 enemas a day, 3 tablespoons of coffee per enema (according to the Gerson enema recipe). Figuring 8 grams of coffee per tablespoon that’s 120 grams of coffee per day and the Gerson therapy can take two years or more to complete. You can do the math and see what your coffee needs will be.
Many customers do a maintenance detox cleanse once a week or every 10 days so that’s approximately 90 to 120 grams of detox coffee used per month.
Others are dieting or are on a physical rejuvenation regimen. These folks are usually doing one enema per day until they reach their health goals and then change to maintenance mode which is determined by how they feel and what they’re doing.
All that said, the best way to know is to consult your health care professional to guide your use of coffee enemas.
Why are things turning green where i've spilled the coffee?
This is simple chemistry. The coffee contains chlorogenic acid. There is no chlorine in the coffee but the name is taken from the Greek which means ‘light green’ and ‘give rise to’. So what happens is that when the coffee oxidizes (is exposed to a lot of air/oxygen) it can turn green.
The good news is that it cleans up easily and if spilled on towels and clothing washes away in your washing machine.
Got the coffee . Havent a clue how to make it . Can anyone tell me? Never made fresh coffee before.
We are coffee roasters and don’t ‘prescribe’. We don’t know your situation or how much coffee you should use in your enema solution. This is one reason we always recommend you consult your health care professional, they know YOU and are in the best position to guide you.
That said, this same question has been asked on our Amazon product listing. One person wrote and answered the question this way: “I use Dr. Gerson method and recipe for the enema. If you Google it or search YouTube you can find lots of good videos about it.”
Are there instructions with this product?
We don’t provide instructions on administering an enema because we believe you should be getting this information from your health care professional.
On the RECIPES page of the website we have reproduced the Gerson recipe for their recommended way of making a coffee enema, as well as their recipe for a coffee enema concentrate solution.
Can I drink the coffee?
Yes, you can drink the coffee, it is perfectly safe to do so. Just don’t expect it to taste like the drinking coffee you’re used to.
Can Robusta Health clarify for us which body has certified this coffee as organic?
Actually there are several certifications involved. First the LACON Institut certifies that the crop is organically grown. They issue their certificates in accord with the LACON Organic Standard which is equivalent with the provision of Regulation (EC) Nr. 834/2007 and Regulation (EC) 889/2008 for operators in non-EU countries.
Then the importer of the coffee is certified by GfRS as an importer that is qualified to properly handle and care for organic crops.
We should also state that the laws governing all these certifications are very strict and there are stiff monetary penalties for those who try and pass off something as organic that is not. It is in the grower’s and importer’s best interest to make sure that what they claim to be organic, IS organic.
Finally, Robusta Health certified to handle and process organic crops by the Irish Organic Trust. The Organic Trust renews our certification yearly upon our successfully passing a rigorous inspection process.