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 nuts for all kinds of health reasons. This was their "coffee alternative" before the Spaniards ever brought the coffee tree to the Americas!
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, Orange, 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 Orange. 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: DM from Cleve, Oh on May 26, 2010
By: Jolie from Cheboygan, MI on May 18, 2010
"When I first tried it I thought I detected a cardboard taste but as I drank it, it got better and better.
Now I think I taste a hint of cocoa and can smell a hint of fruit. Makes the whole house smell good! I could get addicted to this but with no guilt!"
By: Karen Beth from Corinth, Mississippi on July 23, 2010
By: Bonnie from Amherst, MA on December 14, 2010
"I drank this beverage for about three weeks, as I am trying to wean myself off coffee. I liked it quite a lot. Sadly, the barley brought on my celiac symptoms so I had to stop drinking it. It is a delicious product and I would recommend it as a coffee substitute to anyone who can tolerate barley."
By: C.A. from Milwaukee, WI on April 28, 2011
"I've tried 13 different herbal coffee flavors. After drinking coffee and espresso for the past 20 years and then having to give it up - like a long time friend - I can say without a doubt that the Maya French Roast is the closest thing to real coffee. Well, without the nasty side effects. This will be my number one Teeccino pick going forward. Thank you for making these real coffee flavors for us diehards."
By: Sally M. from Huntington Beach on July 17, 2011
"I will never go back to regular coffee, after I tasted Teeccino's French Roast "Dark" It's rich and bold keeps me coming back for more. If I run out, I won't drink anything else till I have Teeccino Herbal coffee."
By: Lynda from Harlingen, Texas on October 15, 2011
"This is a great herbal coffee. I picked it up at the health food store, in a hurry and thought it was coffee. I started drinking it and loved it, and now that I know it is a herbal coffee it is that much better. Thank you Teeccino"
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
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 ramón 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.