Those who have gastritis are advised not to drink coffee because coffee contains caffeine and acid. They need to restrain from having all kinds of coffee and wait until their digestive system works normally. Data from the WHO say fatalities due to gastritis and duodenitis in various countries are high enough, in 2004 the number reached 3,840 or an average of 71.1.
But right now, people with gastritis need not worry and restrain from having coffee because Wanna Kofftii is now available on the market.
Wanna Kofftii is an innovation made by UGM students which is coffee without caffeine that come in various variants. This coffee is made from mangrove fruit that can prevent gastritis due to excessive coffee consumption.
It was Hafid Luthfi Al Ahsanu, Yordan Adib Maulana, Angela Dea Rachmasari, Fika Rizki Nur Fadlillah, and Irham Salim, who made the non-caffeine coffee from mangrove fruit. Through Student Creativity programme for entrepreneurship and with the guidance from Drs. Wiyono, M. Si, the five students received funding from Higher Learning Directorate General.
"Mangrove fruit is usually thrown away to the bin by people. Now we make it into a product that has economic value,” said Hafid Luthfi Al Ahsanu, team chairman, said on campus, Tuesday (26/6).
Hafid Luthfi said mangrove was a plant from rainforests that easily grows but has not been utilised much.
"We make use of the fruit, Rhizopora stylosa, into a drink consumable by people which has high antioxidant without causing increased gastric acid that can trigger inflammation in the lining of the digestive system,” he said.
Hafid said Wana Kofftii drink also improves endurance. "Wana Kofftii is offered in variants including vanilla, ginger, original, etc. They cost IDR20 thousand per pack," said Hafid. Order can be placed via Line: @bke0038h, Instagram: @wanakofftii, Facebook: Wana Kofftii