Our Story

Inspired by health, travel, and the quest for the perfect cup of coffee, Acid + Alkaline was born. Growing up in a Middle Eastern family, coffee and tea were on the table at all times of the day. Our love for a freshly brewed cup of coffee runs deep in my home. After I had my first child, I turned to intermittent fasting to help kickstart my postpartum health journey. I found that adding a healthy fat to my morning coffee made me feel energized and helped me get me through the fasting period. I started to experiment with different ingredients and recipes. Once I tasted the delicious decadence of pairing my coffee with coconut oil and learning more about the benefits of the fatty acids contained in coconuts,  I couldn't go back to drinking basic coffee. My daily routine had been upgraded, and so I wanted to create that same experience to share with others.

The A+A mission strives to have everyone live a pH balanced life - and that includes balanced coffee - filled with a little bit of acid and a little bit of alkaline. 



Bold and full-bodied with approachable flavors. Our quality control team ensures ultimate freshness as every batch of A+A coffee is roasted to its utmost potential. Every detail from the roast to packaging to suggested brew method is carefully considered to ensure a great cup of coffee every time.

  • Proprietary blend crafted with Q-Graders
  • Luxurious Medium-Dark Roast (the darker the roast, the less acidic the coffee!)
  • Beans are source from Central & South America 
  • Roasted in the windy city of Chicago!
  • Tasting notes of dates, dark chocolate, and toasted marshmallow. 

//Coconut Oil

Is all coconut oil created equal? Well... not exactly. Our coconut oil is perfectly crafted for your favorite caffeinated (or non-caffeinated) beverage.. And here’s the difference: The process of fermentation. The fermentation process is simple but very time consuming. Every bit of the oil is hand extracted so only small batches are produced at a time. This method is more old fashioned because no machine or other substances are used in the extraction of the oil. To simplify it, the fermentation process is the natural separation of the coconut oil from water using gravity. Our virgin, cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil is high in antioxidants and 100% free of additives and preservatives. The texture is decadent and the flavor is mild (for those who don’t *love* a strong coconut taste), all while maintaining all of the *good stuff* that coconut oil has to offer your body. All of our coconuts are a product of the Philippines and handpicked within 48 hours of harvest to deliver the highest quality oil. The water that’s collected to make the oil comes from the coconuts themselves rather than an outside water source.

Clinical observation has shown that medium chain fatty acids from coconut oil provide a range of health benefits such as boosting energy, improving digestion, warding off viruses, reducing inflammation, supporting our immune system, promoting weight loss, and is overall heart healthy (just to name a few things).

We’re proud to say that because of our natural processing method, our coconut oil has retained all of the qualities that nature intended it to have. Not to mention, it tastes delicious in your coffee and can be used for general cooking purposes.


Doctor Jay

       Dr. Jay Journeau, ND

Credible and experienced in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Jay has dedicated his whole life to holistic medicine and healthy living. He has helped people from all walks of life heal from the inside out and implement daily best practices. He believes keeping a healthy pH balance is the key to his patients success.