Keep in mind that I was an herbal tea designer when I ventured into the realm of designing an herbal coffee. Java was created after listening to coffee drinkers tell me that they wanted a regular flavor with less sweetness and fruitiness than my first attempt at recreating the flavor of pure coffee. Original, now called Orange, with citrus notes from orange peel, was just too different for purist coffee drinkers. It called for a rethink!
I cut down the dates and figs and took out the citrus top notes to deliver a purer coffee flavor with a deeper roasted body, leaving just a hint of sweet. Flavored with a natural coffee flavor that doesn’t have any of the caffeine or acidity of coffee, Java satisfies the coffee drinker who wants a medium roast with just a bit of sweetness. Most people find they don't need to add sugar to Java like they customarily would to regular coffee. However, if you want a purely unsweetened brew, try our dark roasted Maya French Roast.
Ingredients: Roasted organic carob, organic barley, organic chicory, almonds, organic dates, natural coffee flavor, organic figs.
By: Karen Beth from Corinth, Mississippi on July 23, 2010
"I always brew half coffee and half Teeccino and the Java is my standard, go-to for a quick brew. It is good. It really gives it a bold, earthy flavor and I love it. I simply can't drink regular coffee anymore; it is not nearly as good. "
By: Candy from Houston, TX on July 13, 2010
"I don't like calling this a substitute for real coffee because this stands on its own feet. Not as sweet and date flavored as the original, which I prefer. I have no acid problems as with the other stuff. Just a good overall hot drink."
By: Sue Reinders from Houston TX on July 29, 2010
"Teecchino is the only herbal coffee that I have ever been able to use, in my quest to find a non caffeine coffee, Teecchino was recommended to me by my daughter. I was completely sold on Teecchino the first time I tried it. An added plus is that I no longer have to take potassuim supplements. I am a customer for life!"
By: Peggy Thompson from Apache Junction, AZ on September 18, 2010
"I tried this coffee substitute on the recommendation of a friend after my doctor told me I should stay away from caffeine and acidic beverages. I absolutely love this coffee and it's nutty flavor, but the amazing thing is that my husband loves it as well. He's very picky when it comes to taste and normally anything out of the ordinary could go either way. I started introducing it to our regular coffee but now we drink it straight and we both love it better then regular coffee. We don't miss the caffeine at all and feel we are doing something better for our bodies and enjoying it more! "
By: Mrs.Angles from Georgia on October 20, 2010
"Where do I began?! Well for starters I am a self proclaimed,"Choc-O-holic", unfortunately, I should no longer consume chocolate because there is something in it that makes my mood SWING as though I am Dr.Jekyll and Mrs.Hyde, so for the, how should I put this, "safety" of those around me I have willfully chosen to lay off of my first love..:-(. Needless to say I am also a fan of COFFEE...umm..umm..good, however it has the same affect on me so I can only love Chocolate and Coffee in my heart. All the while, in recent years,I strongly desired something to replace what seemed to be irreplaceable and that was the bitter sweet taste that coffee and chocolate deliver...sigh...until one day about a month ago someone old enough to be my mother mentioned something called, Postum, huh?? They actually have something to replace that which I crave? So as I searched I noticed that the price for Postum, made me think, "Hey that stuff must REALLY be good because, they want over $100 for a small amount"...which was absurd in my eyes. In my quest to find something else after feverishly surfing the web, I came across, the brand, Teeccino! What caught my attention was how official the web page looked, the beautiful packaging and the variety of herbal coffee's,"They must know what they're doing",I thought to myself. So I found a store in my area, after much reading about the product and the wonderful comments, that sold it and purchased, the French Vanilla herbal coffee tea bags,because I didn't have a coffee maker. To be honest I didn't like the smell AT ALL, but to my surprise I couldn't believe it hinted a taste of CHOCOLATE!! WHAT!!, "SMILING", I thought I'll finish this box up, and that I did, so I could go back and purchase the one I really wanted, since I now had a coffee machine, JAVA! The name itself exudes COFFEE, as soon as I tasted it I thought THIS IS IT!!!! I am hooked and I tell everyone I know about it...the one draw back about it is that, I must be sensitive to all things that give energy naturally or synthetic, so I don't love the tingles I receive from drinking Teeccino and I would love if they could do a flavor just for people like me who don't really need an energy boost, just that wonderful flavor that they have and I would give their product, JAVA that is, 100 stars!! Until then I can only give them 99!! "Smiling". The tingling sometimes makes me not want to be touched or bothered too much, but I'm not as Jekyll and Hyde as I get with Chocolate or Coffee. If you die hard coffee drinkers out there really want to cut back on the coffee PLEASE try Teeccino, they DO know what they are doing!!!"
By: joy from CA on January 15, 2011
"Its not coffee exactly yet the flavor is rich and deep and goes so very well with half and half. If you are looking for a hot roasted drink with complex and dark flavors then you should give teeccino a try and I liked my first bag of Java very much. I look forward to trying the french roasts in the months to come. Additionally, I use half the volume of grounds to make a good strong cup...so in the end this will also save me money. Finally, pound for pound Teccino is quite a bit cheaper than soy coffee substitutes, and easily purchased in small volumes and I could buy it locally at my whole foods....all advantadges!
Dark roasted coffees have really begun to bother my stomach....I figured why not change before a doctor tells me I "have to". I've already kicked the caffine habit so I was ready for this next step. Take a chance you just might like it!! "
By: Theresa from St Louis, Mo on February 22, 2011
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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.