Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee Review

Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee Review

If you’re anything like the rest of us, you can’t – or won’t – function unless the coffee brewer is fired up, and until you smell the glorious, rich aroma of dark roasted blends gently flowing into your favorite mug.  You may not know, however, that there are over 100 acids in coffee, which can be highly irritating to the stomach and digestive lining. This Teeccino caffeine-free herbal coffee review is all you need to make the switch.

Coffee increases production of Gastric Acid, which can exascerbate the symptoms of heart burn and acid reflux. Decaf coffee is worse (yes, really) because the beans used to produce decaf coffee are usually more acidic than regular coffee beans.  Once I realized this, I started converting over to Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee.  Teeccino’s gentle ingredients, including potassium, allow your body to reduce acidity and restore alkaline balance.  ADDED BONUS: It tastes like coffee…!

Is this tea or coffee?

Teeccino is herbal coffee!  This product is an herbal beverage that brews, looks and tastes like coffee, yet it’s made from naturally caffeine-free herbs. Teeccino’s Mediterranean and Maya flavor lines are based on three nutritious ingredients that are all certified organic: carob pods, barley and chicory root.  Other ingredients like dates, figs, almonds, and ramon seeds provide different flavors between Teeccino’s Mediterranean, which is slightly sweet and nutty, and Teeccino’s Maya, which is unsweetened for a pure, coffee-like flavor.

What are the ingredients in Teeccino?

Carob Pods

Carob pods are highly nutritious and contain a variety of antioxidants known as flavonoids, which are highly effective in humans for protecting cells against free radical damage. Pinitol, a unique ingredient in carob,  may help reduce insulin resistance and keep blood sugar stable. I found out that the natural energy boost I feel from drinking Teeccino may have something to do with pinitol helping cells take in more energy.

Barley

Roasted barley is a popular coffee alternative and has a wonderful, dark roasted flavor. It contains antioxidants which are water-soluble and readily absorbable from a cup of Teeccino.  Both cleansing and refreshing, roasted barley is great hot or cold, and it goes so well with carob and chicory, tasting just like coffee!

Chicory Root

Roasted chicory root is a popular coffee alternative because of its smooth, less acidic flavor. Approximately 30% of French coffee is roasted chicory root. Chicory root contains 650 mgs of inulin which is the prebiotic soluble fiber that feeds your beneficial digestive flora, also called probiotics. The great thing is that chicory root is non-acidic and very easy on your stomach.

Dates & Figs

Dates and figs sweeten Teeccino’s Mediterranean flavors without adding significantly to the calories per serving. Dates and figs contain antioxidants that are water soluble and that are extracted during brewing.  Both dates and figs contribute potassium and other nutrients that are water soluble and easily absorbable from a cup of Teeccino’s Mediterranean flavors.  I personally love the nutty sweetness – it reminds me of that vanilla creamer taste that is so hard to give up!

Ramón Seeds

Teeccino’s Maya flavors feature roasted ramón seeds, a nutrient-rich food of the Maya civilization, grown from a 130 feet tall ramón tree which is part of the upper forest canopy where monkeys and birds live. Ramon seeds are actually the seed of the ramon fruit. Ramon seeds do not contain tree allergens like almonds, walnuts and pecans. People with almond sensitivity can drink Teeccino’s Mayan flavors safely.

Almonds

Almonds are a nutritionally dense food and contribute to the potassium in brewed Teeccino. They are high in vitamin E, and along with their content of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iron, almonds are heart-healthy and nutritious. Teeccino’s almonds are harvested and roasted in California.

Dandelion Root

Dandelion root coffee is becoming popular again due to its reputation for stimulating the liver and gallbladder. It is popular in modern cleansing and detox diets and is certified gluten free. In Teeccino Dandelion Herbal Coffees, dandelion root replaces barley to create 100% gluten-free herbal coffees. This certified, organic herbal coffee is gentle and delicious.  I love the fact that I could have this at night without the caffeine rush keeping me up all night.


Health Benefits

  1. Acid-Free
    Plant-strong foods are the best source of alkaline minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium – but as we strive to consume whole foods, our diets are still too acidic.  On top of that, we drink coffee and other beverages that cause inflammatory digestive issues like IBS and acid reflux.  Lucky for us, Teeccino is acid-free!
  2. Heart Healthy
    We all need potassium for heart health, and most of us don’t get enough unless we are eating lots of fruits, nuts, veggies and seeds.  Potassium is in all of Teeccino’s products. Almonds, figs, dates, carob, barley and Ramón seeds are very high in potassium.  The cool thing is that it is suspended in the liquid after it is released from the ingredients, so it is immediately absorbed! Dates, figs, barley, chicory and dandelion all have soluble fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol and slows the absorption of sugars and carbs.
  3. Soluble Fiber
    Dandelion root and chicory contain high amounts of Inulin, a prebiotic soluble fiber.  Probiotics are the beneficial microbes that keep our guts healthy and that are essential to optimal health.  So, in order to have a healthy gut, the probiotics need to be fed, and Inulin is one of their favorite foods! Inulin is not digested, but rather is turned into nutrients and used by the probiotics in our bodies.

    Inulin is a popular additive that you may see in bread, ice cream, yogurt and other supplements.  Another way it appears is as chicory fiber, since Inulin can be extracted from chicory root.  Teeccino’s Inulin comes directly and naturally from the dandelion roots and chicory used during the brewing process.

What Flavors Can I Try?

Mediterranean Flavors:
Almond Amaretto, Vanilla Nut, Hazelnut, Java, Orange, Mocha, and Chocolate Mint
The richness of roasted almonds over a robust, full-bodied brew with a light tasty sweetness of dates and figs.  Perfect for those who normally put sugar in their coffee; you probably won’t need to add any sweetener at all.
Roast Types: Medium and light

Maya Flavors:
French Roast, Chocolaté, and Chai
Darkly roasted with a clean, pure flavor – perfect if you enjoy the bitter profile of unsweetened coffee.  Maya Chai is great if you prefer a vibrant, spicy brew with more robust depth than tea.
Roast Types: Dark and Medium

Gluten-Free Dandelion Flavors:
Dark Roast, Caramel Nut, Turmeric, Coconut, Red Chai, Mocha Mint, Vanilla Nut, Mocha
Teeccino’s Dandelion flavors are certified gluten free and they are 100% barley free. Featuring dandelion root, the renowned detox herb, they taste slightly more bitter than Teeccino’s barley-containing flavors due to the combined bitterness of chicory and dandelion roots.
Roast Types: Dark and Medium

Boutique Flavors:
French Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Nut, Chocolate Raspberry, Southern Pecan,
These fun flavors are seasonal. Look for ingredients like dates, figs and almonds, carob, to set these flavors apart.  They can be brewed or used as the “tee” bags just like all the other flavors.
Roast Types: Dark and Medium

What type of coffee maker should I use?

Teeccino is made of a composite grind that allows it to be brewed in a variety of ways including drip coffee makers, French press pots, percolators and espresso machines. Although making a cup of Teeccino is as simple as brewing coffee, visit this Brewing Tips page to create your ultimate cup of Teeccino!

Using a French Press

I like my coffee very strong, so I will adjust the amount of Teeccino that I use when I brew it up. Just like coffee, experiment by making several cups of Teeccino at different strengths to find the quantity that is perfect for you. However, I have found the best results to be with a French press, rather than a drip coffee-maker, only because the coffee tastes so much richer and fresher. Ultimately it is a personal choice, but click here for my favorite one.
Here is my favorite recipe for the French Press:
  1. Add 1-2 tablespoons to “3-cup” pots, 3-4 tablespoons to “8-cup” pots, 5-6 tablespoons to “12-cup” pots.
  2. Pour in boiling water.
  3. Let steep for 5 minutes before pressing the plunger down.
  4. Enjoy!

Using a Drip Coffee Maker

If you are still transitioning away from regular coffee, a drip coffee maker is great because you can brew Teeccino to whatever strength you prefer.  A great trick is to blend Teeccino with the real-deal coffee and make half-caffeine, or less, depending on how you feel. 

Using a drip filter, either paper or permanent, try this:

  • Strong brews: Add 1 rounded tablespoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups of water to a permanent gold or paper filter. 
  • Medium brews: Add 1 level tablespoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups of water.
  • Light brews: Add 1 rounded teaspoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups water.

If you have any brewed Teeccino left over in the pot, put it in the refrigerator and make some awesome iced-teeccino…!

Bottom Line:  For a price point similar to the best “real” coffees out there, this is a great alternative.  Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee provides me with the natural boost I have come to expect and enjoy, without all the unhealthy side effects of insulin crashes and long-term effects associated with daily jolts from java.  

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25 thoughts on “Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee Review”

  • Hi Amy,
    I love to drink coffee and these flavor looks delicious and would like to try them, this post is really informative as I was not aware that there is something called Teeccino coffee. I will make sure that I will not be drinking decaffeinated coffee as they are so acidic.

    Thanks for such a good content.

  • HI
    Too much coffee gives me a headache which is so annoying as i love coffee i have even tried decaf and that is the same:(
    I have never heard of herbal coffee before and this could be a good break through for me:) i am also trying to detox aswell so reading about the dandelion root coffee excites me.
    Wow i am looking forward in trying this, do you think it will upset my tummy to start of with and also can i drink this on a daily basis?
    Thanks for your formative post.

    • Hi Sharon — yes you can drink this every day, no problem — and you can drink it as often as you wish. I have been using this herbal coffee substitute with much success. No jitters, no headache and nothing in it to upset your stomach! Let me know how you like it, and thanks for writing!

  • Oh hey! Finally a coffee for me that I believe I would like. I cannot drink caffeine as it messes with my vertigo. And I do love a good cup of coffee. I have basically quit drinking coffee all together because 1) its a no no for me, and 2) it makes me feel horrible and bring on symptoms of my disease. Thank you for sharing this! I am ready to try a flavorful cup of coffee that I can enjoy and that might actually have benefits 🙂

    • Yeah — caffeine wreaks havoc with our bodies. I think you will see that Teeccino tastes pretty much like coffee, but so much healthier. Vertigo must be awful when it happens, so this is definitely worth a try. Let me know how you like it and thanks for writing!

  • Wow! This coffee substitute sounds really interesting. I’m definitely going to try since the main reason I don’t really drink coffee is the acidity. Very interested in the Cuisinart Drip Coffee maker since I want to get away from Pod use since it’s not good for the environment.

  • Just learned about your coffee today–I am –like a lot of others–have to start the day with coffee. I am having a problem with acid reflex so am anxious to try and see if this helps. Never knew decaf coffee was so acidic. Thanks for the tip.

  • Ooh, Amy, those flavours sound delicious. How wonderful to think of brewing a hot cuppa that’s also nutritious. I didn’t know that coffee contained 100 over acids. Does this herbal option pack the same punch as coffee does? None of the ingredients seem to have been chosen for their stimulating properties. How do you feel after drinking it?

    • Hi Lauren and thanks for writing!  Yes, unfortunately coffee has a ton of acids, which is why I love the Teeccino herbal coffee.  I find that it does, in fact, give me a boost — but let’s face it — nothing as strong as coffee, but strong enough, and after weaning off coffee, this works just as well…!  I feel good after drinking it, and it gives me the boost I need.  Don’t forget — after going off caffeine, you don’t require as much of a jolt. Teeccino has natural stimulating ingredients, which work quite well.  It is not a substitute for caffeine — but rather a much healthier alternative, with a nice “awakening” quality — try it out!  http://amzn.to/2tYMCki

  • Not being a big coffee drinker it is very interesting to read this post about natural coffee. Especially being gluten free although I would think all coffee is gluten free.
    I like the idea about low acid because coffee is such an acid drink. Your post is very informative and well written.

  • I’m really excited to hear about this! I have been wondering how this whole “no coffee while pregnant thing” is going to work once my hubby and I start a family…I’ve never heard of this! I’m also GF, so that’s nice to hear!

    I appreciate the different flavor options as well. Thanks so much!

    • Hi Jordan! What I love about this product is that it really does taste like coffee which is an added bonus for those of us trying to make the switch…! I recommend purchasing the “tea bag” style so that you can try out different flavors without too much of a commitment. Thanks for writing! /a.

  • I stopped drinking coffee and tea for about 15 years and started again 3 to 4 years ago. My stomach is not happy with that decision. I stopped again 2 weeks ago and I feel better. However, I have not found a replacement yet but this product seems promising. Is it available in Canada? Thanks for the great review.

    • Hi Nicole! Yes, the product is available through Amazon and will ship to Canada. Just click on any one of the links on the post and it will take you to the Amazon website. Here is a link to the starter box of “tea bags” which you can make stronger or weaker to your liking: http://amzn.to/2orTz9g
      Let me know if you like it…! Thanks for writing!

  • Wow,

    Great product you are sharing in your article today, brand new to me but sounds very tempting to try?

    I am big into herbal products, I drink herbal teas regularly and use many herbal supplements to help manage my health. I have experienced much better results using herbal products than relying on man-made drugs.

    This product sounds like a winner to me

    • I’ve been drinking Teeccino for a couple of years and agree with you that herbal supplements, and in this case, herbal coffee, is the way to go…! Not only is this available in 1-lb. bags, but also in smaller boxes with individual “tea bags” which steep the same way, and a great way to try out different flavors…! Thanks for writing…! /a.

  • Hi Amy,
    Thanks for this insight. I find it very informative and a lengthy one too. I have also learn from your content that taking decaff coffee is even more acidic! Your site theme is also nice to the eye. Thanks and all the best.

  • This Teeccino Caffeine-free Herbal Coffee review is very interesting, especially that it’s an herbal beverage that brews, looks and tastes like coffee.

    I like that the ingredients are all natural and it’s gluten-free. I have a Mediterranean back ground and the varieties all sound delicious.

    I’m not a huge coffee drinker but when I have a cup it’s caffeine-free always. The review is very thorough and unique in how this beverage is made. This is great, thank you for the information.

    • Thank you, Patsy, and I am so glad you appreciated the review. It’s good to know there is such an amazing coffee substitute out there! Thanks again

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