I suppose this should have been my first flavor, but in fact I created it fourth. It emerged to satisfy the desire for an unflavored herbal coffee by people who relish the blackness of regular coffee.
Being an herbal beverage designer by origin, I couldn't resist giving Original just a hint of orange peel to produce a fruity top note and of course some dates and figs for sweetness. There is something too wonderful about the contrast between the intensity of a deep roast highlighted by the sparkle of sweet tanginess - well, you'll just have to try it for yourself to see if you agree with me.
If you don't, and purity without complexity is your preference, try medium roasted Java or dark roasted Maya Caffé instead.
Ingredients: Roasted organic carob, organic barley, organic chicory, dates, orange peel, organic dates, almonds, natural citrus flavor, figs.
By: Diana from Tampa, FL on July 4, 2011
"Teecino is the absolute best alternative to real coffee that I have ever tasted. The flavored teecino's were not "my cup of tea" (forgive the pun:-)), but the light and dark roasts were superb ...nicely balanced, full bodied, with a rich flavor. Even my husband, a coffee addict, likes it well enough. I highly recommend this product. "
By: Frederiksborg Horse Farm from Yale, Oklahoma on April 29, 2010
By: Candy from Houston, TX on July 13, 2010
"I find this blend to be far to sweet for my taste, and the strong flavor of dates isn't a plus. This does make a nice warm pot of drinks when my nieces are over and feeling all big girly with their coffee and deserts."
By: Pamela James from Kansas on August 2, 2010
"This was the only way I could cut the coffee habit. Your weaning instructions were just how I needed to go about it. All the other dry mixes, and substitutions never worked. Oh I liked them, but I'd still need my coffee. Now I don't even want the coffee. I feel so much better and was able to loose that last 10 pounds! Thanks for such a wonderful product. I had no idea what havoc caffeinne was wreaking on my weight and my health. I've been spreading the word about you. My son is now hooked too. He was a hard-core coffee drinker. Everytime he comes over to my house, he automatically starts up a pot of teeccino."
By: RSJ from TX on September 6, 2010
"My store stopped carrying my brand of decaf, and I grabbed a bag of Teecino without realizing it was a coffee substitute. I am SO GLAD I did! I can't believe how good it is! I don't drink caffeine anyway, but good decaf is hard to find. This stuff is delicious!"
By: Kitty from Apex, NC on June 23, 2010
By: Tina Bush Jones from Wake Forest, NC on August 7, 2010
"In my quest to be a more healthy me, I realized I needed to find a good alternative for my morning coffee. I really love the flavor of coffee and I missed having that nice after dinner beverage.
A nutrition specialist suggested I try Teecino and I am glad I did.
I brew it at work and give samples to my caffeine addicted coworkers.
I add a little soy or almond milk to it and it becomes a dessert beverage.
I love you, Teecino!"
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...
Dates and figs slightly sweeten Teeccino's Mediterranean flavors without adding significantly to the calories per serving. Dates and figs contain antioxidants that are water soluble and extract during brewing.
Teeccino's Mediterranean flavors contain golden roasted almonds that create a rich, nutty flavor yet don't add any fat to a cup of Teeccino. Almonds also contain significant quantities of antioxidants including proanthocyanidins (OPCs) and...
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.