Coffee Enema


Coffee enemas have been used for over a hundred years as a safe and effective method to detoxify the liver and colon.

The last portion of the colon, above the rectum, is an “s” shaped structure called the sigmoid colon.  It communicates directly with the liver by veins that comprise the enterohepatic circulatory system.  The primary function of this system is to provide a route for toxins to be delivered directly to the liver for detoxification, bypassing the bloodstream that communicates with the brain and other vital organs.  Optimizing the function of this system allows for toxic materials to be evacuated properly so that they do not have a deleterious effect on the body.

Coffee enemas enhance liver function by stimulating the liver and gallbladder to release stored toxins and waste.   Caffeine from the coffee enema is absorbed into the enterohepatic circulation, where it passes directly to the liver and acts as a strong detoxicant. It stimulates the liver to produce more bile, which contains processed toxins, and moves the bile to the small intestine for elimination.  This procedure augments the liver’s ability to process incoming toxins that can collect in the tissues throughout the body.

The detox pathways in the liver are dependent upon the proper functioning of enzymes like glutathione-S-transferase.  Coffee contains alkaloids that stimulate the production of this enzyme. Coffee enemas speed the detoxification process in the liver and minimize the potential for toxic substances to back-up and accumulate.

Materials you will need

Fully caffeinated drip grind organic coffee.  Decaf coffee will not work for coffee enemas. Coffee can be purchased online at

Unsulfured blackstrap molasses (aids in the retention of enemas)

A Large stainless steel cooking pot (aluminum is not recommended since it is a toxic metal that can leach into the coffee)

A clear plastic re-usable enema kit.

KY jelly, Surgilube, or food grade vegetable oil

Basic Procedure

Place a little over a quart of spring water into a pot and bring it to a boil.  Add 2 tablespoons of coffee and let it boil for five minutes, then turn off the stove and add 1 tablespoon of unsulfured blackstrap molasses.  Leave the pot allowing it to cool to a comfortable temperature.  Test the temperature with your finger.  It should be close to body temperature, lukewarm but not hot or steaming.

Strain the coffee mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a measuring cup.  Clamp the end of the enema bag.  Pour one cup of the coffee mixture into the enema bag.  Release the clamp until the coffee begins to flow out and then clamp the bag again immediately.

Hang the enema bag at a height of about 3 feet above the ground, not higher.  You can use a coat hanger and hang the bag on a towel rack or doorknob.  Lie on the floor on your left side on top of an old towel and lubricate the anal area and gently insert the nozzle and tubing a few inches into the rectum.  Release the clamp and allow the coffee to flow in one cup at a time for a maximum of two cups.  Clamp the tubing if there is any sensation of fullness or discomfort.  Do not change positions during the procedure.

Retain the enema for 12-15 minutes before voiding the colon.  Never force yourself to retain it if you feel like you can’t.  If you have an urge to rid the enema immediately, please do so.  It will clean the stool out of the colon so that you can retain the enema longer the next time.

The goal is two have two enemas per day with a maximum of two cups of coffee each time.  It is generally recommended to take the enemas in the morning and afternoon.  When you have finished the session rinse out the bag and hang it up to dry.  Periodically clean the empty bag with boiling water or hydrogen peroxide.

You may feel slightly jittery from the enema at first, but most patients find the treatment to be relaxing.  The jittery sensation should lessen after the third session.  If it continues, or if you feel wired, hyper, or are experiencing heart palpitations this is an indication that you are making the coffee to strong and should reduce the amount.

Always discontinue the enemas if you are having any adverse reactions.

Coffee enemas are safe even for people who are sensitive to caffeine because the coffee remains in the sigmoid colon where it will not be absorbed provided that the proper amount is used and the enema bag is not hanging too high.

Consult your physician before beginning the coffee enema protocol to see if it is right for you. Notify your physician if you are pregnant or nursing.  This information should not be used in place of a visit to your doctor nor is it designed to diagnose or treat disease.