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 (formerly known as Maya Caffé) 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: Erika from Elmhurst, NY on November 20, 2011
"After giving up coffee, I tried various types of herbal tea and was still somewhat dissatisfied. When someone told me about Teeccino, I was a little put off by the price, but it is worth it. I use the loose grounds at home and carry the tee bags everywhere. I use the tee bags at work and ask for a cup of hot water in restaurants in order to use them. I wish I could find the tee bags in stores, though; they seem to be only available through the website."
By: CLS from Tempe, Arizona on March 21, 2012
"I am a true coffee lover and when I was told I had to give up caffeine and only drink organic decaf coffee it was a huge struggle. I love teeccino because, although it is not coffee, it is really great tasting and I can take it in my purse for any occasion I'd love a coffee but the restaurant doesn't have organic decaf as an option. This has been a fantastic coffee alternative & a way to keep my ritual of a morning or afternoon coffee, without the caffeine or chemicals found in coffee!"
By: Terri from Blue Springs, MO on February 18, 2012
"To me this is the best coffee substitute I ever tried. After I add my half & half hazelnut creamer, I am in heaven, and the tea bags are so convenient! I have to admit, I actually use one tea bag to two cups of teeccino, it's strong enough."
By: Michele Wright from Salt Lake City, UT on May 1, 2012
"I had to give up coffee due to health reasons. Tried no-caf tea and was not happy with it. A friend told me about Teeccino and after several flavors later I am in love with the French Roast and the dark roast flavors. Thank you so much for giving my coffee back. I was such a coffee snob....now I am a Teeccino snob."
By: Karen from Grand Rapids, MI. on May 15, 2012
"Had to give up my coffee per doctor's orders because of the acidity. I am really glad I tried Teeccino -- I don't seem to have had any problems with this brand and it is as good as it gets as a coffee replacement. The taste is very similar. I am happy that I found Teeccino and I like that they have the tee-bags as I can take them with me and just order a cup of hot water anywhere. Most places will give you a cup of hot water and they usually have cream and sugar available. I just ordered some more and I am trying their mocha and dandelion as I read good comments about them."
By: Claudia McCarthy from Sauk Village, IL on August 8, 2012
"I can't drink coffee anymore, but I really enjoy it. I've tried other substitutes but wasn't impressed. Then my daughter gave me a can of Teeccino Mediterranean. It was wonderful! It really tastes like you are drinking a cup of coffee, only smoother with none of the acid. My favorite is the French Roast. Add some peppermint mocha creamer and it is truly amazing!
Thank you, Teeccino, for making this product."
By: Kären from Thorne Bay Alaska on July 28, 2012
"I've drunk coffee for years and have almost completely given it up. I still have a cup once in a while because I love the taste. The chickory taste in these herbal coffees is wonderful also. I do feel more energetic since giving up coffee and have noticed my body really is healthier. The others flavors are wonderful too. "
By: Karen from Grand Rapids, MI. on October 17, 2012
"I really enjoy the flavor of the French Roast Herbal Coffee.
The taste is just about equal to drinking regular coffee, but without caffeine and acidity.
I carry the tee-bags with me to restaurants and Starbucks.
Most restaurants or Starbucks will give you a hot cup of water. I usually ask for a grande cup of hot water from Starbucks. Of course they have the milk and sugar there for your herbal coffee too which is convenient.
I would recommend anyone trying it if they are bother with caffeine and acidity from drinking regular 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!
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.