(The making of a matcha latte, a great coffee alternative)
Hey hey Coffee Addicts, we hope you’ve had a restful weekend. Ours has definitely been eventful. We hosted our anniversary event yesterday, and boy was it fun meeting you all! We truly appreciate all your support and dedication. Don’t forget, we’ve still got big things coming. On the horizon is the launch of our coffee club, for our nearest and dearest friends, as a way to grow our community and find new ways to lift each other up. For more information on the coffee club, check out this webpage: The Coffee Club.
Now, onto this week’s topic. As you all know, we are addicted to coffee. However, we understand needing to switch it up once in a while, trying coffee alternatives, or even taking a break from caffeine all together. This week we’ve decided to adventure into some uncharted waters and explore it all. We’ve found some other caffeinated beverages for you to try, some at home recipes, and some lovely drinks free of caffeine all together. Let’s dive in!
Caffeinated Coffee Alternatives
Let’s start off with some flexible alternatives; ones that are easily accessible that you can get at your favorite cafe, or even make at home. These are our go to picks when we aren’t feeling coffee and need to switch it up.
1. Black teas
(Loose leaf black tea)
If you’re a fan of drip coffee, we recommend trying some black teas! There are tons of different varieties with varying flavor profiles. Our favorite is an earl gray tea. It’s a little bitter, earthy, and just the right punch of caffeine to get you going but not make you jittery. If you’re a latte fan, try making a London Fog! For a great recipe, check out this post by Gimme some Oven: London Fog Tea Latte.
(Common chai spices)
One of chai’s main ingredients is actually black tea, but mixed with tons of amazing spices that make this a perfect start to your day. Chai concentrate can be found in store or in cafes, however if you’d like to try it out at home, check out this recipe by Baking Mischief: Easy Chai Tea Latte.
Now let’s move on to some coffee alternative products you can order and try at home. We haven’t tried these all but know people who have loved them. These all boast varying benefits and caffeine content as well so make sure you do your research to find the product that’s right for you.
(Picture from MUD/WTR gallery)
According to a Rolling Stone’s article on the best coffee alternatives, MUD/WTR comes in second. With 1/7th the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, this is a great product to get your buzz on but stay level headed. Made up of an assortment of spices, mushrooms, and other health boosting products, MUD/WTR claims to work wonders for you. A starting kit with 40 servings and a milk frother adds up to $30. Check MUD/WTR out here.
One of our personal favorite ways to get our caffeine boost but switch it up is matcha. A green tea powder, matcha contains a great caffeine content and a delicious flavor. In a Bon Appetit article, they recommend trying the Clevr Matcha Superfood Powder. One bag will cost $28. Check clevr out here.
We all get the jitters or need to avoid caffeine from time to time, even just for a late night beverage. We’ve got a greate caffeine free at home recipe for you to try, as well as a cozy coffee alternative product minus the caffeine.
1. Golden Milk Latte
(Warm golden milk latte)
One of our favorite warm caffeine free drinks is a golden milk latte. Made out of spices already in your cabinet, you can whip this up on our stovetop in no time. For a great recipe, check out this article from Healthline.
(Picture from Teeccino gallery)
Number one for the Rolling Stone’s, is a product called Teeccino. Teeccino is still ground and brewed just like coffee, however, it contains no caffeine. The product comes in a wide variety of flavors one example being their mushroom line, packing some major nutrient dense punches. This is a perfect product for the coffee lover who’s a little caffeine conscious. Check Teeccino out here.
There you have it 16ozDays family, some awesome new ways to switch up your morning ritual or nighttime wind down with a wide variety of options. If you try any of these recipes or products make sure to let us know, we would love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy your week, and whether you’re drinking caffeine or not, don’t forget to tip your barista.