4 Steps: Coffee Enema Instructions

DISCLAIMER: The purpose of this article is strictly educational and is not, in any way, meant to be prescriptive or to constitute professional medical advice. The information provided is designed to be used in conjunction with the guidance of a healthcare professional. The author assumes no responsibility for any presumed health effects associated with using this information.

1) Materials you will need:

 Enema bucket (48 ounces/1500mg) or a 2 quart enema bag

 Buy organic caffeinated coffee (avoid decaffeinated and instant): I like bulletproof as they test their coffee for 26 toxins including mold.

There are others that are made for coffee enemas. Locally, check your health-food and grocery stores. Getting the beans ensures that the coffee will be fresh but ground is okay to use if you’re limited for time or lack a coffee grinder.

 Water: use either spring or distilled water. It is best to avoid tap water due to possible toxins.

 Coffee maker, percolator, or just a pot for boiling

 Lubricant: olive oil, coconut oil, or other lubricant for the enema tip.

2) Making the Coffee

If you are new to coffee enemas start with one cup of water and ½ teaspoon (or less) of coffee. It is always better to start with less coffee and build up. You can work up to 2 cups of water and 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee in an enema.

 Boil technique: In a non-metallic saucepan (ceramic or glass), place 2 cups of distilled or spring water and 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of ground coffee and bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, turn down the heat and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. After the coffee has simmered, turn off and allow the liquid to cool. Once cooled, strain out the liquid through a fine strainer or coffee filter paper. Add more water to make the difference of water loss during the boiling process.

 Percolator or coffee maker: Put 2 to 3 cups of water and add 1/2 a teaspoon up to 2 tablespoons of coffee. Start with less coffee and work up. Using this method is a bit weaker than using the boil method but they both work.

Note: Allow the coffee to cool to room temperature before using as an enema. The solution should be used at body temperature for bowel infusion.

3) Prepare enema bucket or bag
 For the bag and bucket the tubing should be attached well (check as this can make a mess if it is not: trust me as I have done it). Make sure the enema tip is attached. Insure that the clamp is closed on the long tubing so that coffee does not pour out yet.

 Pour the coffee liquid slowly into your enema bag or bucket. There should not be any grounds in the coffee.

 Remove any air from the enema tubing: aim the tip of the enema hose in the sink. Release the clamp to allow the coffee to flow out of the hose to remove the air in the hose. You may need to raise the enema bag or bucket a foot or so to let gravity push air out and coffee begins to flow. As soon as it starts to flow out of the tip, quickly close the clamp.
 Lubricate the end of the enema tip.

If possible, have a bowel movement before doing your enema. This is not required, but it can make it easier to retain the enema.  If you have difficulty having a bowel movement:


 drink a lot of water

 rub the right calf area while sitting on the toilet

 sometimes rubbing and twisting the right pinky toe will cause a bowel movement.

 if none of the above work, you can do a quick plain tap water enema to clean the colon before your coffee enema.  Only do oneof these, and only use a cup of water.

(Some people like to do several plain water enemas before they do a coffee enema to clean the colon.  This is too much exposure to water.  It tends to make the body yin, which is not good.)

4) Insert the Enema
o The bathroom floor is recommended for doing the enema. You may want to put a big towel down, comfortable pillow, reading material (once you get good at it). The room temperature should be comfortable. o With the clamp closed, hang the enema bag on any drawer or door handle so that you can get down on the floor. For the bucket, place it on the floor next to you. o Insert the lubricated enema tip slowly and gently while on your back or side. Really, you just have to find which position is the most comfortable for you. o Open the clamp. If the bucket is on the floor, pick it up and hold it at least a foot above your chest area. You can set it on top of the toilet seat lid as this is a perfect height. For an enema bag, you can hook it on any of the vanity drawer pulls or doors. Opening the clamp allows the coffee to flow in. It can take a few seconds for the coffee to begin flowing so be patient. o Once all the liquid is in (or the amount that you want to put in) close the clamp and slowly remove the enema tip.
o Hold enema up to 15 minutes and release on the toilet and empty out the coffee. o Wash the enema bag or bucket and tubing with hot water and soap inside and out. While washing inside open clamp and let soapy water run through the tubing. Rinse with clean water and repeat. Rinse with 3% hydrogen peroxide and hang on a hook to dry until next use.

Listed below are a few tips for coffee enemas
1. Make the area for the enema as comfortable as possible. I put pillows and a thick towel down. It is very hard to hold the enema if you are not relaxed or are in a hurry. Soft music, reading or other relaxation technique will help to retain the enema. 2. If possible do the enema after a bowel movement to make it easier to retain the coffee. If you cannot have a bowel movement, this does not affect some people’s ability to hold the coffee, while others like to take a plain water enema first to clean out the colon. 3. If gas is a problem, do some stretch exercises before the enema. You can also leave the enema tip inside the rectum for the entire enema. This allows gas to escape back into the enema bucket or bag. 4. If cramping starts when the coffee is going in, lower the height of the bag or bucket to allow the solution to go in slower. 5. It is not essential but helpful if the enema reaches more of the colon. You can help move the enema by lying on your back for 5 minutes and then turn onto your right side for the remainder of the enema. This is optional. Max Gerson stated that to make the enema most effective that the patient should lie on their right side (the liver is located on the right side).

6. If the enema makes you jittery try using less coffee. When first starting the enema, you may feel slightly jittery. Usually that feeling lessens after about the third session. If it continues, this means you are making the coffee too strong. 7. If you are having a hard time holding the enema, make sure that the coffee is not too hot or too cold. Either extreme will make it hard to hold the enema and will have to be released prematurely. The enema should be room temperature. 8. If you cannot hold the enema try reducing the amount of enema solution (maybe a cup) and add 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses to the solution. 9. Make sure to insert the tip of the enema tubing at least a couple of inches. On the bags you can only insert the tip about 2 inches. If you are using the buckets you will have to estimate 2 inches. 10. A newer technique that we have implemented with our clients is what is called a “back to back” enema. Make the enema as you normally would and do ½ of the enema first. Right after you finish the enema do the second ½ half. This has helped many that have not felt well after an enema and has also helped with retaining the enema.

Here is a quote from Cancer doctor and researcher, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez:
I’ve been using them for 14 years with only one effect: I felt better from the first one I did. I’ve never looked back and I feel great when I do them.
All the terrible things that are supposed to happen don’t happen.
Coffee enemas don’t destroy bowel function or wipe out your intestinal flora, but what they do is help the liver work better.
They are extremely powerful, one of the most powerful detox procedures that we use. My whole staff does them. They just feel better when they do.


Can I get addicted to coffee enemas?

I am not sure where this came from but no, they are not addictive. You can start and stop them anytime. This is the best place to put coffee!
I am scared that I am going to mess this up.

Any advice? Many clients have felt the same way you have. I did not start the enemas for 1 year because of some fears I had. I have done every mistake there is such as getting coffee all over the floor, pouring out the tubing because I forgot to clamp it or the tubing was not on well, the coffee not going in because I did not have the tubing in, forgetting to get the air out of the tubing, not making it to the toilet in time to release (embarrassing but true) etc… After a few times of doing them it gets easier to do.

Should I continue holding the enema if I feel I need to release it?

No, you should release the enema when your body is ready. Do not force holding a coffee enema.
I felt shaky after my first coffee enema. Am I doing something wrong? Usually, the shakiness is due to too much coffee in the enema. Try using less next time.
I see worms and other parasites when I release the enema. Should I be concerned? No, this is quite normal but can be alarming. The good news is that the parasites are leaving your body.
I can only hold the enema 5 minutes or less. Is it even worth it? Yes, it is worth it. All of the body’s blood passes through the liver every 3 minutes. Think of it as a form of liver dialysis. If you held the enema for 6 minutes the blood has passed through the liver 2 times! Even with less time, you are still detoxifying your liver.
Can coffee enemas hurt your kidneys? No, it can only help the kidneys. By helping the liver detoxify it can take the burden off of other eliminating organs (kidneys, skin, lungs, others).