Have you finally decided to give up coffee because you are worried about your blood pressure, disrupted sleep patterns, or other health concerns?
If you, like up to 20% of the population in the Western world, have IBS, you have probably learned that coffee is a trigger. Surprisingly, decaffeinated coffee is also a trigger. It is not just the caffeine that stimulates your gut. Coffee contains an enzyme that irritates the digestive tract.
You love the flavor and the entire coffee experience – but you know that coffee is not agreeing with you.
The decision has been made… but you miss that early morning experience… the warm, rich flavor, texture, and aroma… the way it feels as it caresses your tongue and glides down your throat.
Coffee substitutes might be the answer for you.
Grains, nuts, vegetables, and fruits form the basis for many coffee-like beverages. They may be roasted, steeped, or boiled to extract the substances that are used to produce a final dried product that you mix with hot water or prepare like regular ground coffee.
Here are a few substitutes that might be worth trying.
Caf-Lib Original Blend Caffeine-Free Grain Beverage
Caf-Lib is an instant coffee alternative extracted from roasted malt barley, roasted barley, and roasted chicory. It is 100% all natural with no caffeine, sugar, chemicals, or preservatives. It looks and tastes much like coffee without some of coffee’s disagreeable side effects.
Pero Caffeine-Free Instant Natural Beverage
Pero, a product of Switzerland, is made from malted barley, barley, chicory, and rye, with no added ingredients. It is very low in acidity and has a coffee-like taste.
Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee
Teeccino coffee substitutes are rich in inulin, a soluble fiber from chicory root that helps to improve digestion/elimination and increase the absorption of calcium and minerals. It is nonacidic and high in heart-healthy potassium. Teeccino is available in several flavors.
Dandy Blend Instant Grain Caffeine-Free Coffee Beverage
Dandy Blend is macrobiotic, vegan, and gluten-free with no acidity or bitterness. It features the health benefits of dandelion and the rich, full-bodied flavor, smoothness, and texture of real coffee.
Cafix All Natural Caffeine-Free Instant Beverage
Cafix coffee substitute gets its rich flavor from a healthful blend of all natural ingredients… nothing artificial. Ingredients include malted barley, barley, chicory, figs, and beet roots.
Cafe Orzo Organic Italian Caffeine-Free Alternative
Cafe Orzo is made from organic roasted barley. Brew it the way you would coffee – in your drip coffee machine, a drip filter, or in a French press. It is a smooth, nutty drink with a rich flavor.
Crio Bru Vega Real
Vega Real is premium roasted cocoa with natural hints of red berries and dark spice. The earthy-toned beans are harvested at the peak of freshness and then crafted to reveal a luxurious, complex flavor that hints of red berries and dark spice with a cocoa aroma. Making Crio Bru is easy, whether in a coffee maker or French press. The brew is reported as delicious, especially when you add a little sweetener or creamer.
Note: cocoa beans contain small amounts of caffeine. If you are caffeine- or chocolate- sensitive, this may not be the beverage for you.
Natural Touch Kaffree Roma Caffeine-Free Coffee Substitute
Kaffree Roma Roasted Grain Beverage is delicious and satisfying. It is made from roasted malt barley with a touch of chicory. Enjoy the robust, full-bodied taste of coffee without the caffeine, tannic acids, or coffee beans.
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