It wasn’t until I discovered ramon seeds from Central American rainforests that the dream of a dark roasted, unsweetened herbal coffee with enough body to carry coffee-like depth and intensity came into focus. The Maya drank a brewed beverage of roasted ramon seeds for all kinds of health reasons. Please recall that this was prior to the coffee tree making its way across the Atlantic.
If you like your coffee dark roasted without any competing flavor notes or sweetness, French Roast was created for you. In a taste test of Teeccino’s regular flavors, Original, Java, and French Roast, those coffee drinkers who like pure coffee flavor preferred dark roasted French Roast. Those who like their coffee sweeter with a lighter roast chose Original. Those who want a medium roast with just a bit of sweetness preferred Java.
Now between all three flavors, those who say “give me regular” can find their personal preference and satisfaction!
Ingredients: Roasted organic carob, organic barley, organic chicory, organic ramon seeds, natural coffee flavor.
May contain trace amounts of almonds.
By: Paddy from Boston, Mass. on October 20, 2011
"I love the Maya French Roast. I'm trying to limit my caffeine intake nowadays, and I love Teeccino's blend of traditional, natural coffee adulterants, if you will (chicory a la France, barley a la Italy), but I can't do the Teeccino Mediterranean varieties since I'm supposed to avoid almonds due to a minor allergy. Enter ramon nuts from Central America, something new to me. I feel good about fueling some business for the ramon nut harvesters, AND obviously when roasted and mixed with the chicory and barley, they make for a tasty brew that is just a dead ringer for conventional coffee! This is such a great way to get your coffee fix without getting the jitters and the crashes. Keep up the great work!"
By: Uta from Berkeley, CA on July 4, 2010
"My household espresso machine is used at least once every day to make the best Italian espresso. Often I don't want the serious buzz of caffeine or the acidity of decaf. Teeccino is perfect to mix with or replace the hard stuff and Maya Caffe is my absolute favorite! It's rich, fragrant and totally yum. "
By: Huguette from Boston, MA on November 13, 2010
"Coffee makes my upper palette itch every time I drink it! I love coffee - but the itching was intense. Since drinking Teechino French Roast I can continue the very pleasant habit of drinking my daily brew - sans the itching. Weird, but true.
By: Yvonne True from Charlotte, NC on December 28, 2010
"I love coffee. I love all the emotion around drinking a cup. I love that it keeps me awake. So when I knew I had to give it up, the search was on for the best substitute. I am very very picky about my coffee and knew that some form of "tea" just wasn't going to cut it. Besides, the black teas were just as bad for me as the coffee. So my husband stumbled across Teechino. We purchased the sampler and found our winner - Maya Cafe (now French Roast). I personal also appreciate the Chocolate Mint. But for every day, multiple cups a day coffee, it's the Maya Cafe! Thank you so much for using all your knowledge to create the perfect blend for us!"
By: Metaxas from Houston, TX on April 14, 2011
By: Krissi from Maple Valley, WA on June 17, 2011
"I LOVE the taste of coffee. I gave coffee up years ago b/c I no longer drink caffeine. I ordered a small bag of this b/c I thought there was no way it was actually going to taste like coffee. I am AMAZED. It is beyond what I thought and tastes just like coffee. About one week later I had to get on and order another BIG can. Amazing product and fast shipping (I picked the cheapest shipping they had). Please try it!!! You too will be amazed. Why would anyone drink regular coffee???? I can't wait to see what other products they start to add."
By: Rene from Chicago/IL on May 11, 2012
By: teeccino snob from warrenton, VA US on January 23, 2013
"I was addicted to coffee for many years. I decided to quit drinking coffee last year and I missed the taste and the emotional feelings that went along with the coffee. I found Teeccino and love the french roast flavor. I brings me joy having my one cup of Teeccino a day."
Carob pods are highly nutritious and contain a variety of antioxidants known as flavonoids. Carob shares flavonoids in common with tea that have been studied to be highly effective in humans for protecting cells against free radical damage.
Roasted barley is a popular coffee alternative in Italy where it is known as "Caffe d'orzo". Every coffee bar in Italy serves orzo brewed like cappuccinos or coffee!
Roasted chicory root is the popular coffee alternative in France. French coffee is famous for its smooth, less acidic flavor because approximately 30% of French coffee is roasted chicory root. Another variety of chicory produces endive...
Teeccino's Maya flavors feature roasted ramon seeds, a nutrient-rich food of the Maya civilization. Ramon seeds are actually the seed of the ramon fruit. Ramon seeds do not contain tree allergens like almonds, walnuts and pecans.
Teeccino selects the highest quality, pure natural flavors that are made from flavoring constituents that are extracted from natural ingredients like fruits, spices, herbs and even coffee.