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What tastes like coffee, but isn't coffee, and is paleo?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I like the smell and taste of coffee but caffeine gives me strange anxiety, and as a Celiac I've read that something like 10% of the proteins can contain proteins similar (or maybe identical to, I forget) gluten.

Has anyone found something not too far from coffee that's a suitable replacement?

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on October 04, 2012
at 08:09 PM

This tea has some of the same flavor notes of coffee, roasted and full-tasting: http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/RoastedDandelionRoot

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on October 01, 2012
at 11:50 PM

It's not just coffee. I get the same anxiety from caffeinated tea or energy drinks that contain caffeine.

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:34 PM

How do you know it's the caffeine? Ever tried pure caffeine? I get anxiety from coffee if I don't add sugar...

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on October 01, 2012
at 03:47 PM

dark chocolate or cocoa powder (hot chocolate) works for me. I can't drink it anymore but I also used to drink powdered decaf black tea with some milk and it tasted fairly amazing to me for some reason. The powdered/instant type tasted more coffee-like to me than teabags. No idea.

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on September 30, 2012
at 10:37 PM

totally agree...i completely own that i am a bit of a coffee snob.

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on September 30, 2012
at 09:31 PM

coffee has a more complex flavor profile than wine, so yeah...not going to find a substitute for it

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on September 30, 2012
at 07:23 PM

English breakfast tea with milk or cream

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on September 30, 2012
at 07:12 PM

http://teeccino.com/product/948/Dandelion-Vanilla-Nut-Herbal-Coffee.html

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 30, 2012
at 09:25 PM

nothing...........

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

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on September 30, 2012
at 09:31 PM

coffee has a more complex flavor profile than wine, so yeah...not going to find a substitute for it

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 30, 2012
at 10:37 PM

totally agree...i completely own that i am a bit of a coffee snob.

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on September 30, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Roasted Dandelion Root

026dde5c5ed48e30d006ac075410871e

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on October 04, 2012
at 08:09 PM

This tea has some of the same flavor notes of coffee, roasted and full-tasting: http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/RoastedDandelionRoot

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on September 30, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Roasted chicory root is supposed to taste like coffee. Sorry though, I've never tried it and I don't drink coffee either. But I love the smell of coffee.

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on September 30, 2012
at 07:31 PM

There are good decaf coffees. they are typically milder since they have to swet the beans to remoev the caffiene. Other than that it's tea. you can make all sorts of teas.

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on September 30, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Teechino, sort of...

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on September 30, 2012
at 07:09 PM

My parents used to (10+ years ago) buy this stuff called Dacopa. It was a coffee substitute. It had no caffeine, but it I'm not sure what it was made out of. It was dark brown, but I never tried it myself. It looks like it is no longer being sold, but I'm guessing this is similar or the same:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6463524_make-dacopa-dahlias.html

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:04 PM

Crio Bru. Yes, it is expensive, but you can add the grounds to various recipes. The best way I've found to prepare it is to put it in a pot with water, bring to a boil. Turn it off and take a shower or something. Come back and bring it to a boil again. Then strain it for your morning brew. Leave the grounds in the pot and reuse them the next day. You can also reuse the grounds by adding them to smoothies or other recipes. One of these days I'm going to try to make a chicken mole with the grounds. http://www.criobru.com/

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on October 01, 2012
at 12:09 AM

Celestial Seasonings has a tea called Roastaroma. It is designed to taste like coffee. It isn't a perfect match, but it does have chicory, carob, cinnamon, and other spices which makes it delicious. I recommend it for coffee drinkers who are looking to cut back.

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on November 27, 2012
at 06:26 PM

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on September 30, 2012
at 07:04 PM

i guess i may as well start with the obvious... decaf?

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