Coffee is delicious and makes most people feel great when they drink it. However, some people don’t feel so great because the caffeine can give people a jittery feeling. Also, a decrease in caffeine has been proven to reduce anxiety symptoms. Or maybe coffee doesn’t give you a weird feeling, but you don’t like the taste. A warm, soothing drink is just fun and comforting to drink, and it doesn’t have to be coffee. There are plenty of alternatives. Some contain caffeine like coffee, but cause a different effect on the body providing a more crash-free boost of energy. Some are completely caffeine free for those staying away.
All 10 of these coffee alternatives are plant-based and available on Amazon. Anyone is sure to find the right coffee replacement for them on this list!
1. Jade Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder
Matcha is a coffee alternative that provides energy without the crash. It’s health benefits include: high in antioxidants, great for skin, anti-inflammatory, and is better for anxiety than coffee. Jade Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder is 100 percent organic, all natural, free of additives, naturally gluten-free and vegan. Jade Leaf says they source their matcha is sourced directly from organic farms in Uji, Japan. A one-ounce pack of it costs $9.45.
An Amazon customer says, “Absolutely LOVE this! I have been a coffee drinker for a long long time. Stopped feeling the caffeine kick in from coffee but loved the taste. I would even drink it at night and still sleep. It just wasn’t doing anything for me. Decided to try Matcha after reading about the health benefits. Gave coffe up and this is a great replacement! I have so much energy after just one serving. And it’s energy that is not jittery or makes your heart pound. Energy with no bottom out in the day. It is clear, focused energy that just keeps going. Plus the health benefits of Matcha are a huge plus.”
2. Rooibos Tea
Source: My Red Tea Rooibos Tea
Rooibos is high in vitamin C and has many antioxidant properties. This Rooibos Tea from My Red Tea is 100 percent pure, single origin, FMO-free, and contains no caffeine. It’s also sustainably farmed. This box contains 80 unbleached tea bags and costs $19.99.
An Amazon customer says, “Rooibos tea is the best herbal tea in the world. I am an avid coffee and black tea drinker who has to give up the caffeine. I have never been an herbal tea fan so my search began for something that would satisfy my taste buds.This is it. Rooibos tea is flavorful, dark in color and is quite satisfying. It has substance and body, unlike most herbal teas I have tried.”
3. Organic Ground Roasted Barley
Source: Organic Ground Roasted Barley
In Italy, the most popular alternative to coffee is barley. They have a drink called caffè d’orzo in which they make barley in an espresso machine. This Organic Ground Roasted Barley by Orzo Coffee is completely caffeine-free and suitable for diabetics. This bag of 400 grams costs $8.49.
Noelle says, “I love this coffee. I first tried it in Montepulciano, Italy, because I do not drink anything with caffeine in it. It tastes just like decaf and I like that it is barley. I recommend it.”
4. Guayaki Traditional Organic Mate Tea
Yerba mate is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Guayaki Traditional Organic Mate Tea is organic and fair-trade certified. It’s also premium quality, rainforest-grown yerba mate. Guayaki describes the taste of their tea as, “rich, robust, and balanced, with a complex earthy mate body, and a smooth mellow finish.” The price for 75 tea bags is $19.88.
Cassie says, “Comes fast! Great alternative for coffee. It takes a while to feel the difference. I used to main-line coffee. This gives you a nice energy. Your good to go without that coffee nervousness or agitation. It does not feel the same as coffee. You are just good. There is no afternoon slump.”
5. Traditional Masala Chai
Source: Traditional Masala Chai
Blue Lotus Chai’s Traditional Masala Chai is an aromatic mix of 100 percent certified organic powdered spices. The concentrate dissolves completely. It’s vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and contains no additives, milk powders, sweeteners, or fillers. The organic spices include: ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, and cloves. The price for three ounces is $16.50.
An Amazon customer says, “I have been trying a lot of brands of chai tea in my search for the ‘perfect cup.’ This Blue Lotus Traditional Masala Chai is about as close as I’ve found. It is spicy and packs good flavor.”
6. Golden Milk Powder
Source: Golden Milk Powder
Turmeric-infused milk is healthy as it’s anti-inflammatory, can alleviate pain, is great for skin, can help with digestive issues, and more. This Golden Milk Powder by Turmaquik has a mix of turmeric, black pepper, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. It’s certified USDA organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan. The price for 90 servings is $15.95.
Catherine says, “So tasty! I love the flavor of this Golden Milk Powder! It tastes like dessert in a mug. I added one scoop to a mug of almond milk and heated it in the microwave. The powder mixed and dissolved very easily. I like that it contains high quality ingredients. Also, it’s so convenient to have the spices all mixed up for me. So much easier than making my own spice mix and making a mess.”
7. Vegan Premium Hot Chocolate Mix
Source: Vegan Premium Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate is the classic go-to warm drink for a comforting feeling. This Premium Hot Chocolate Mix is vegan, non-GMO verified, kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives. It’s also made in a nut-free facility, making it allergy-friendly. This 14-ounce can costs $6.95.
Pete says, “I wasn’t expecting much, but this hot chocolate mix really surprised me! It is absolutely delicious prepared with coconut milk instead of water. It’s probably just as tasty with other non-dairy milks. I bought a single can initially, but will get 2 when refilling. It’s sweet but good!”
8. Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Beverage with Dandelion
Dandelion is very healthy; it contains fiber, riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. This Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Beverage with Dandelion is a coffee substitute that is free of caffeine, gluten, sugar, dairy, and wheat. The price for 7.05 ounces is $11.99.
Mishka says, “I am a really picky person when it comes to coffee. REALLY picky, to the point that if I walk into a coffee shop and smell the beans, I already know if I am going to like the coffee or not. So, as you can tell I have had a lifetime of a caffeine habit. I am really seriously trying to cut back now, as I have noticed my heart racing after drinking coffee and I just know I need to cut back. I saw this and I was skeptical, but since its was available through prime I basically get to return just about anything with no strings attached which meant it was worth the risk. Well, I love it! Dandy blend is great.”
9. Original Rasa Adaptogenic Herbal Coffee Alternative
Original Rasa Adaptogenic Herbal Coffee Alternative is made with roasted chicory, burdock, dandelion, cinnamon, reishi, and more adaptogenic ingredients! This drink gives you an energy boost that’s calm and stable. It’s dark, rich, earthy, and a little bitter. The price for 8 ounces is $25.00.
Rebekah says, “I’ve been wanting to eliminate caffeine from my daily habits, & Rasa has made it easy!!! Taste – Imagine that a chai-esque herbal tea had a baby with some grass clippings, THEN that baby grew up & hooked up with coffee. The coffee-forward off-spring of that union is Rasa Koffee, & it becomes very pleasant after a few days. I can tell a big difference in my stress management & anxiety levels.”
10. French Chicory Root, Dark Roast
Chicory Root is France’s coffee alternative of choice. It can be brewed and enjoyed on its own or added to coffee to lower the acidity and caffeine. It can be brewed in any kind of coffee maker from drip to espresso and French press, and even steeped in a tea pot then strained through a mesh strainer. It is completely caffeine free, non-acidic, and certified gluten free. The price for one pound is $9.99.
An Amazon customer says, “I’ve tried other chicory brands. This one is smooth and rich and missing that bitter bite that the others had. I’ve used the same number of scoops in my coffee maker as I used to use for coffee, but with this brand I can cut back on this a little. Very happy.”
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