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Cut down Coffee?

Answered on November 26, 2013
Created November 25, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I desperately need to cut down my coffee consumpition--I just LOVE the taste. Can you guys give me some good tasting DeCaf, Herbal or Chicory ? I have tried the Teeacino --YUCK--not even in the realm of alternative coffee options! Thanking you in advance!

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on November 25, 2013
at 05:04 PM

green tea. Obviously it doesn't taste the same. Or here's something different. Use raw cacao in hot water with a little cinnamon. Do not add dairy.but you can use stevia. Makes a different drink that doesn't taste like coffee, but after all it tastes like chocolate!

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You're certainly "welcome". Though if I understand your question correctly you're trying to find a flavor approximate to coffee. I was simply trying to state that I don't think there is one and that it may be better to just break the relationship, if you feel you must.

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on November 26, 2013
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I like roasted dandelion root tea. I got Traditional Medicinals brand (decent price from Vitacost). No, it doesn't really taste like coffee, but it has a nice bitter and roasted flavor. Maybe emulsifying in some oil would give it a more similar mouthfeel.

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on November 26, 2013
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IMO decaf is not the way to go. I think decaf (to a coffee drinker) is like diet soda. Your body expects to have caffeine, and when it doesn't get the caffeine is has the reverse effect -- making you crave caffeine more.

For me, I am an avid coffee drinker and try to limit myself to two (large) cups per day. My go to non-coffee drink is Red Rooibos Tea. I have also tried the Chai version which adds a nice spice for evening drinking.

I prefer the Red tea in taste over black and green teas. Nutritionally it is very similar to Green tea in terms of antioxidants and has more phenolic compounds and lower levels of tannin. It is also naturally caffeine free due to the type of plant leaves that it's made from.

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on November 26, 2013
at 07:37 PM

Why are you cutting down consumption? For me, I had to cut down consumption because of a leaky gut. I discovered cold brew coffee, which has about 65% less acid. I've been making it at home. I was about to completely stop drinking coffee (I weaned myself down from 4 cups a day to 1 cup) when I read about it. Now I only drink one cup of cold brew. The only suggestion I had was Teeacino, which I haven't even had, but have heard of.

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on November 25, 2013
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Thank you Nvor for "not" answering my question and stating the obvious--but that was NOT what i was asking. Can someone else please respond.

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on November 25, 2013
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You're certainly "welcome". Though if I understand your question correctly you're trying to find a flavor approximate to coffee. I was simply trying to state that I don't think there is one and that it may be better to just break the relationship, if you feel you must.

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on November 25, 2013
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If you feel that you should cut down on coffee there is always the no alternatives path. That is, instead of trying to find an approximate replacement just drink water.

I know you say you love the taste, but I gotta say I've rarely been a fan of mimicking flavors. If I want sweet, I eat sugar. If I want the coffee flavor, I drink coffee. If I can't drink coffee then I don't get the coffee flavor, at all. Sort of tough love but I believe it helps keep the food > flavor relationship 1:1.

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