Coffee is a delicious and super popular beverage. But it can have a negative health effects, like leading to adrenal fatigue, interrupting sleep and more. And while you can quit coffee, that means missing out on a staple drink – and maybe a drink you’ve been enjoying for years. So, if you’re quitting or cutting back on coffee, try these 5 delicious coffee alternatives in its place.
Dandy Blend is a caffeine free alternative that’s made with roasted chicory, dandelion, barley, rye and sugar beet. It’s a dissolvable powder that you can add to hot water or warm milk for a rich cup of “coffee”.
Cocoa beans have long been used as a beverage by indigenous cultures in Central and South America. Now, it’s a coffee alternative that gives a boost of energy. Just beware, this is a bitter coffee substitute.
If quitting coffee cold turkey is just too much, you can wean yourself off coffee with this alternative, by gradually adding more and more to your usual coffee grounds. It’s made of carob, barley, chicory and Ramon seeds, and has a richly dark flavor profile.
This creative option is made from roasting and grinding date seeds. The result is a smooth, mellow taste that’s caffeine free and lighter than regular coffee.
While this last alternative is still a coffee-based product, it contains less caffeine than regular options. Plus, it’s loaded with powerful adaptogens like lion’s mane and Cordycep mushrooms. All in all, it’s slightly bitter with a earthy flavor.