Coffee Created for People with Sensitive Stomachs

"Stomach friendly" coffee is a new product aimed at people who complain that coffee affects their digestive system. Folgers says 35 to 40 million Americans have cut back on coffee because of stomach problems. So it's come out with a product called "Simply Smooth." Another coffee company's created "Gentle Java."

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Our last word in business is about stomach-friendly coffee. Stomach-friendly coffee is a new product aimed at people who complain that coffee affects their digestive system. Folgers says 35 to 40 million Americans have cut back on coffee because of stomach problems, and it's come out with a product called Simply Smooth. Another company has created Gentle Java.

One business analyst suspects these new products may simply be a way to give a jolt to sales in the competitive coffee market.

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