I am a HUUUUUGEEEE coffee fan. However, I am a picky coffee-drinker. I have to have “the good stuff”. “The good stuff” does not include Folgers or Maxwell House. I would say that coffee is one of the few things that I am willing to spend a few extra dollars on in order to get a quality product .:)
Whole Foods Organic Costa Rican coffee is my favorite at the moment! You get to scoop the freshly roasted beans out of this huge barrel and put them in the grinder and enjoy the smells of fresh coffee as you do it!
On my current eating plan, I cannot drink coffee unless I am “cheating”. So almost always, I will “cheat” a few times a week in order to enjoy a hot cup of joe with whole organic milk and turbinado sugar! It’s delicious but on all the other mornings of the week, I miss my hot cup of joe. It’s not the caffeine-I kicked that habit a few months back. It’s the hot, dark beverage part of it that I miss -and no, I don’t like to have hot tea in the morning-yuck!
So I decided to give Teeccino a try. Teeccino is made with carob pods, barley, and chicory root and then dates, figs, almonds, etc are added in depending on which flavor you choose.
The benefits of Teeccino are the following:
*Loaded with Antioxidants
I bought the Vanilla Nut Teeccino because I was a little scared of what the original would taste like. I have to say it was pretty good-once I added milk to it. (But remember I don’t drink coffee black either.)
However, when you try it out DO NOT expect it to taste like coffee-because it doesn’t. But it is a great option if you are looking to cut out your caffeine or can’t handle the acidity of regular coffee.
Although this cannot replace my coffee, I will be using it a few mornings a week to meet my need for a “warm cup of somethin'”
I also made it at work and had a few co-workers (and my parents) try it out! Overall it was a big hit!
Here are some of their comments:
“I love it! It makes me feel relaxed. I love hot cups of cream drinks. I could leave coffee for this. But, I need a good book and some fluffy pillows.”-Cassendra
“I couldn’t replace my morning coffee with this. But I could replace my afternoon Earl Grey tea with it.”-Josh
“It smells & tastes weird. I am not sure if I want to go get another cup or not.”-Paul
“That is good!”-Dad
“I like it! I am going to go buy some.”-Rob