What Is Enema Coffee? Answered

Wondering what is Enema coffee? We’ll walk you through this interesting use of coffee. 

The first time I heard about enema coffee, I was intrigued. It’s an alternative medicine technique that uses coffee to treat long-standing constipation.

An enema coffee involves injecting a mixture of water and coffee into the colon via the rectum for cleansing and detoxification. 

Considering how long-standing constipation can be uncomfortable and detrimental to health, getting an enema coffee may provide some relief. 

But why would anyone insert coffee into their colon? Continue below to learn more about enema coffee.

How Does Enema Coffee Work?

When the enema therapy coffee goes inside the rectum, your hemorrhoid veins absorb the caffeine. Then, the caffeine travels up to the portal vein.

This vein carries the blood supply to the liver and gallbladder. Because caffeine is an irritant to the liver, the effect is immediate.

Palmitic acids in the coffee used also have some impact on the liver.

The irritants stimulate the liver bile ducts to open, releasing toxins. 

What Coffee Is Used For Enema Coffee?

The coffee used for enema therapy should be 100% organic and free of pesticides, herbicides, mold, and fungus. It should have high cafestol and palmitic acid content.

The Gerson Institute set the standards for enema coffee. If you’re choosing coffee for an enema, look for a brand that meets the Gerson Institute standards.

Potential Benefits Of Enema Coffee

Currently, there is little scientific evidence to back up the purported benefits of enema coffees for treating medical conditions. However, some potential benefits indicate that an enema coffee can:

  • Boost immunity
  • Increase energy
  • Treat autoimmune diseases
  • Remove heavy metals from the body
  • Remove parasites from the digestive tract
  • Treat cancer
  • Stop yeast overgrowth
  • Treat depression

Enema Coffee Potential Risks

Taking enema coffees too often can cause an imbalance of electrolytes in your body. You also risk damaging the microbiome in your colon.

Enemas can also weaken the intestine muscles, making you dependent on them to have a bowel movement.

Performing enemas at home with DIY enema systems open you to many risks, including:

  • Disruption of the natural microflora in the gut.
  • Damage to or puncturing of the rectum or intestines may lead to sepsis.
  • Infections.

No evidence can prove that enema coffees are harmful, but none also proves they’re beneficial either.

How Did Enema Coffee Become Popular?

Humans have injected liquids into their rectum via the anus for thousands of years. However, enemas often involved only saline water. Enema coffees have been around since the 1800s but only gained popularity in the 1920s.

Max Gerson, a German scientist and the founder of Gerson Therapy, spearheaded its rise to fame. He claimed that enema coffees were more effective than saline enemas.

He claimed it could stimulate the liver to detoxify the body and even help cure cancer. These assumptions most likely came from the knowledge that coffee contains antioxidants.

If you’re after drinks that benefit your health, try Keemun Tea.

How To Make Enema Coffee


  • Coffee
  • Distilled water

Step 1: Mix The Ingredients 

Mix two tablespoons of coffee into one liter of distilled water. Ensure that the mixture is free of grounds. Brew the coffee in a traditional coffee maker.

Step 2: Get Ready

Wait for the coffee to cool down to room temperature. Never use hot or warm liquids.

Place towels on a surface where the person can lie on their left side. Try to find an area that is close to the bathroom.

Step 3: Start The Procedure 

Use an enema system to instill the coffee mixture into the rectum; you can find these in drugstores or hospitals.

These kits have a water bottle with a tube attached for inserting into the rectum. Use water-based lubricant on the tip of the line for easier insertion.

Instill as much of the one-liter solution into the rectum as possible. Do not force the solution in if the person can’t take more.

To be effective, have the person clench their anus and hold the solution in their rectum for 10-15 minutes. They should go to the bathroom after this amount of time.

Note that the procedure above is for the person administering the enema coffee. 

FAQs About Enema Coffee

How Long Does Enema Coffee Take To Work?

An enema coffee should only take between 10 and 20 minutes. People who try it for the first time may not last 15 minutes, especially if they have a lot of junk in their colon.

The time needed for an enema coffee to be effective is 10 to 15 minutes.

What Is The Best Time For An Enema Coffee?

You can take an enema coffee in the morning or the evening. The important thing is you pick a time when you won’t need to rush or get disturbed.

Note that some people experience disrupted sleep when they take an enema later in the day. 

Where Can I Buy Enema Coffee?

You can visit holistic centers to get an enema coffee. You can also have a professional perform a home service to save on costs.

Who Should Not Get Enema Coffee?

People with high sensitivity to caffeine may experience adverse and intense reactions to coffee getting injected into their rectums. Additionally, enema coffee is not suitable for pregnant women.


  • Maria Caballero

    Writer and coffee lover, Maria Caballero, is fond of visiting new cafes and trying current trends involving caffeine. She shares amusing experiences to fellow coffee enthusiasts who wants to explore the world of coffee.