Spicy dishes can intensify the acidity in coffee, leading to potential discomfort or heartburn.
Extremely sugary foods like glazed doughnuts or overly sweet pastries can overpower the taste of coffee and cause a sugar rush followed by a crash.
Acidic fruits like oranges or grapefruits might increase the acidity in your stomach when combined with coffee, potentially causing digestive discomfort.
Certain raw veggies, especially those high in fiber like broccoli or cabbage, can cause bloating or gas when consumed with coffee.
Salty foods might make you thirstier and counteract the hydrating effects of coffee. Moreover, the combination of excessive salt and coffee might not be ideal for your health.
While a small amount of fat might complement the taste of coffee, excessively fatty foods (like greasy burgers or heavy cream-based dishes) can make you feel sluggish due to the combined stimulant effects of caffeine and heavy digestion.
Strong or pungent cheeses might clash with the flavors of coffee, altering the taste experience for the worse.
Though not a food, pairing coffee with carbonated beverages can cause bloating and discomfort due to the gas produced from the combination of the two.