This is Part 3 of a 3 Part series on Coffee Enemas – jump to Part 1 or Part 2

Dr. Conners – Modified Gerson Therapy

  • Coffee enemas detoxify the liver and bile ducts
  • Coffee enemas help clean out the colon
  • Coffee enemas stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and stimulate an immune response

Why would anyone want to do a coffee enema and what does caffeine do in the human body?

The How-To-Do-It for Coffee Enemas

You need:

Enema Container – 2-quart enema bag, plastic or stainless steel bucket with a clamp. We use the bags (they don’t spill). We sell them or they may be purchased on line or at a local drug store.

Organic Coffee – Two choices:

  1. You can purchase any brand of regular, organic, coffee – regular grind or flaked, non-instant and not decaffeinated, or grind your own coffee. Organically grown coffee is best, though any coffee will do. Organic coffee is available at natural food stores. Store opened coffee containers in the freezer for maximum freshness.
  2. Purchase the Gerson recommended brand of very blond (very lightly roasted) coffee called PureLife – order directly from Amazon or order directly from sa Wilson company.

Preparation of Coffee Enema Ingredients

There are two methods available:

1) Boiling Method – Place 2 to 3 cups of purified water (Distilled, Reverse Osmosis, Spring, or well-water) and two to three tablespoons of coffee in a saucepan and bring to a boil (or use a coffee maker).

Let it boil 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and allow it to cool. One or two ice cubes may be added to speed the cooling process.

You may make a larger quantity and use it for several enemas.

Wait until the water is comfortable to the touch. If the water is too hot or too cold, retaining the enema will be more difficult.

Strain the liquid through a fine strainer or coffee filter paper into a clean enema bag. Screw on the top of the enema bag. The enema is now ready.

2) Non-Boiling Method – Place 1 cup of ground coffee in a container with 2 cups of water. Stir the mixture thoroughly and allow it to soak overnight. (You may make a larger quantity if desired). In the morning, filter the liquid through coffee filter paper or a fine strainer. Place in a jar for storage in the refrigerator. To prepare an enema, pour 2 cups of purified water into the enema bag. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of the coffee liquid from the jar.

Preparation of Coffee Enema Equipment

Prepare Container Hoses

  • Be sure the plastic hose is pushed or fastened well onto the enema bag and the thin enema tip is attached to the other end
  • Remove Air – Remove any air from the enema tube the following way. Grasp but do not close the clamp on the hose. Place the tip in the sink. Hold up the enema bag above the tip until the water begins to flow out. Then close the clamp. This expels any air in the tube.
  • Lubricate – Lubricate the enema tip with a small amount of castor, olive or coconut oil. We like to use castor oil. (Too much lubrication will cause the tip to fall out of the rectum, creating a mess!)

Taking the Enema

  • Position – The position preferred by most people is lying on one’s RIGHT SIDE on a towel, on the bathroom floor or in the bathtub. An alternative is siting on the toilet, which does not give as much gravity feed.
  • Place Container Above – With the clamp closed, hang the bag about one foot above your abdomen.
  • Insert – Insert the tip gently and slowly. Move it around until it goes all the way in.
  • Open Flow – Open the clamp and hold the enema bag about one foot above the abdomen. The coffee/water may take a few seconds to begin flowing. If the water does not flow, you may gently squeeze the bag. If you develop a cramp, close the hose clamp, turn from side to side and take a few deep breaths. The cramp will usually pass quickly.
  • When Full -When all the liquid is inside, the bag will become flat or the container will be empty. Close the clamp. You can leave the tube inserted, or remove it slowly.
  • Try to Retain the Enema for 15 Minutes – It is not uncommon to only be able to hold the enema for a short time to begin. See below if you have difficulties with this. You may remain lying on the floor. Use the time to read a book, meditate, etc. Some people are able to get up and go lie on a towel in bed, instead of on the floor. Walking around the house with the coffee inside is not recommended.

Finishing Up

After 15 minutes or so, go to the toilet and empty out the water. It is okay if some water remains inside. If water remains inside often, you are probably dehydrated – drink more water.

  • Wash Equipment – Wash the enema bag or container and tube thoroughly.

Further Tips

After Bowel Movement

If possible, do the enema after a bowel movement to make it easier to retain the coffee. If this is not possible, take a plain water enema first if needed, to clean out the colon.

Dealing with Gas

If intestinal gas is a problem, some exercise before the enema may eliminate the gas.

Filling Up

It is not essential but is helpful if the water fills the entire colon. You can assist by first lying on your right side for 5 minutes, then on your back for 5 minutes, and then on your left side for 5 minutes.


If water will not flow around the entire colon, you may gently massage your abdomen.

Longer Tube

Some people attach a 30-inch colon tube to the tip of the enema tube, and insert the tube so the water will reach the right side of the colon.

Reduce Amount of Coffee

If the enema makes you jittery, reduce the amount of coffee.

Eat Something Before

The enema may lower your blood sugar. If so, eat something just before or after taking the enema.

Final Suggestions


Be patient, as practice makes perfect.


The water may be too hot or too cold. Be sure the water temperature is comfortable.

Stay Comfortable

It may help to place a small pillow or rolled up towel under your buttocks so the water flows down hill into your colon.

Adding Other Things

If trouble continues, try reducing the amount of coffee or add 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses to the water. If trying to re-florize your gut, add one capsule of probiotics to the coffee water. Detoxing of heavy metals may have your doctor add EDTA.