Vanilla Nut was the first Teeccino flavor I ever created. I wanted to feature vanilla beans from Mexico where I was working to preserve rainforests.
Vanilla, the only orchid used in food, has become a favorite the world over due to its unparalleled fragrance and complex, heady flavor. Vanilla is indigenous to Central America where it was discovered by the native people centuries before the Spanish arrived. The Aztec Emperor, Montezuma, was said to be drinking an elixir for longevity made from cacao, vanilla and honey when the conquistadors were ushered in for an audience.
Now this may seem like trivia, but do you know that each vanilla bean has to be handled hundreds of times during its 6 month curing process? Doesn’t that bring home the wonder of nature and the cleverness of humans?
It is no surprise to me that Vanilla Nut has always been our best selling Mediterranean flavor. Drink it knowing that you are helping indigenous communities find sustainable livelihoods that preserve rainforests.
Ingredients: Roasted organic carob, organic barley, organic chicory, dates, almonds, organic dates, natural vanilla extract, natural nut flavor, figs.
By: Jenna from Trenton, NJ on January 15, 2012
By: anita from california on May 10, 2010
"I have had some serious intestinal challenges and the occasional cup of coffee I used to enjoy is off limits.
I tried this flavor of Teeccino for my Mother's Day breakfast instead and I made it just as strong as I do a coffee (2 T to one cup in a drip coffee maker) and added a dash of organic cream and a little Stevia or Xylitol. Everyone loved it, including my sophisticated coffee drinkers, and the conversation buzzed about what a great substitute it is.
I am hooked and happy to learn that Teeccino is good for digestion. I can't wait for my next cup!
By: Carolyn Rollin from Cincinnati,OH on May 18, 2010
By: Joanne from Kings Park/NY on June 19, 2010
" 2 years ago the doctor told me I couldn't have caffeine (nor de-caf) anymore. It made my heart pound and the beat became dangerously irregular. After being a coffee drinker all my life, and enjoying espresso every night, I was shattered!
My daughter found your website while frantically trying to find a "caffeine-free" coffee. She ordered me the Mediterranean for my morning "coffee" and the Vanilla Nut for steaming in my espresso maker.
When I came home to the smell and sound of the Mediterranean "coffee" brewing, it brought tears to my eyes. Though slightly different from regular coffee, it gave me that same comforting feeling that I missed so much.
The Vanilla Nut, brewed as espresso, with a little whipped cream on top, has become our favorite evening drink ever! My husdand even loves it, and he wasn't even a coffee drinker. Even if I was told I could have regular coffee again, I would continue to have this every night instead of espresso! It is so delicious, and the smell fills the kitchen. We feel as if we are at a "coffee cafe"! My Life has changed - forever!
By: audra woitkowski from haverhill, ma 01830 on October 7, 2010
"I just recently tried this procuct for the first time. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical. Could an herbal "coffee" really taste as good as or even taste like real coffee? Yes! The aroma of the vanilla nut was the first thing I noticed, the next was how creamy it looked. I usually take a lot of cream and sugar in my coffee, but with this I only used a little of both. It was delicious. It was creamy, aromatic, smooth, it was like drinking one of those really expensive coffee house drinks without all of the calories and guilt. I will definetly recommend this to anyone and will be sure to order more for myself!"
By: regina johnson from Phila. Penna. on October 6, 2010
By: April Boughton from Ironton, MO on October 8, 2010
By: Soozie from Millsboro, DE on October 6, 2010
"I would love to be able to drink coffee in the afternoon and evening but I am too sensitive to caffeine. I tried the Vanilla Nut Herbal Coffee trial size packet and feel in love. It tasted like coffee and I had no adverse effect to it that night. I plan to buy more.
Thanks for an alternative to coffee."
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.