When Montezuma was drinking his “Nectar of the Gods”, a brew that combined cocoa beans with vanilla, honey, and chiles, he knew what he was doing. Just a bit of heat generated from those chiles will wake up your system with a gentle prod of warmth for your digestion and circulation.
Further south in the Andes, his Incan neighbors were imbibing maca, a superfood tuber that empowered their warriors with the strength of the Gods. Meanwhile, the Maya were roasting their ramón seeds and drinking this coffee-like beverage before the Spaniards ever brought coffee to the Americas.
Maca Chocolaté is an inspired beverage of the New World that combines traditional superfoods from the Incas, the Maya, and the Aztecs. Maca, ramon, cocoa and chilies will provide just the right amount of stimulation for a fully energized day.
Though we can’t guarantee that it will bestow longevity on you like it was reputed to do for the royal Aztec lineage, we can tell you that Montezuma and his Mayan and Incan neighbors knew how to create exciting flavor that is worthy of the Gods. Roasted coffee and chocolate notes from ramón seeds blended with maca, cacao, vanilla and chile ~ now this is truly an exalted beverage from the New World brought to you courtesy of Teeccino!
Ingredients: Roasted organic carob, organic barley, organic chicory, organic maca, organic ramón seeds, natural chocolate flavor, organic cocoa, organic chile flakes.
May contain trace amounts of almonds.
By: Elaine from Westchester , NY US on February 6, 2018
"This is by far my favorite flavor. I enjoy it with coconut milk. It is a bit dense, so I haven't figured out how to get a full cup using my k-cup adapter since the water seems to have a tough time getting through. So I am hoping to see this in a tea bag version. In the interim I will continue to enjoy it as a treat."
By: Lisa Bickel from Cortland, OH US on March 5, 2017
"I LOVE spicy food, but when my Teecino tasted weird, I didn't know it had chiles in the ingredients. I didn't like the flavor.
It would be good to with tortilla chips and spicy cheese dip or salsa but who drinks this with that, right?"
By: Sara from Baltimore, US on December 15, 2016
"So I found Teeccino when looking for healthy alternatives to coffee, a dear love of mine. I cannot rave about this stuff enough. It taste amazing and I've given samples to like 5 of my friends all of who loved it too. Not only can I not tell the difference between Teeccino and coffee, but the texture, aroma, and taste are all DELICIOUS! I highly recommend the chocolate flavored one if you like chocolate. It has just the right amount of spice to it. "
By: Country Girl from Cedarville, CA US on December 14, 2016
"I like this flavor. It doesn't have as strong a chocolate flavor as I might like, but that's pretty easy to remedy with additions to the cup. The one real drawback to this flavor for me is that it takes forever for the liquid brew to drain through the pour over filter into my cup. I'm not sure why this is and have noticed the same thing with the chocolate raspberry flavor, so I'm wondering if it has something to do with the oils used to flavor it. Nevertheless it is still a good product and I would srecommend it."
By: Kelly from Austin, TX US on October 29, 2016
"I've tried this flavor several times, but recently it's become my favorite. The difference is that I used to mix my teecino with coffee and now I'm only doing teecino and this flavor gives me exactly what I'm lookinf for. I also like to mix this with French vanilla or caramel nut to change it up. Please don't ever discontinue this one! "
By: Kenneth Hutchison from Sanford, FL US on February 27, 2016
By: TeeccinoMBF from Tirana, AL on December 6, 2015
"I discovered Teeccino about five years ago, and have introduced many family and friends to this awesome coffee substitute. I appreciate the fuller body of Teeccino compared to herbal tea. I use French press to prepare the Teeccino, and add honey and baking chocolate to the final product -- great drink for winter! I am an American from Texas, but live and work internationally. Sometimes delivery has been a challenge, but Teeccino makes it!!"
By: Leentja from Fairbanks, AK US on February 8, 2015
"I am not a coffee drinker. I have never liked coffee. I drink tea until a few weeks ago when I was sick and my friend gave me a cup of teecino. It settle by stomach and perked me up for the rest of the day. I was energized and feeling great. Ever since then, Teccino Chocolate is what I drink first thing in the morning. "
By: deepbaja from Houston, TX US on December 26, 2014
"Having spent 5 years with no coffee at all. Being a heavy drinker, started having caffeine withdrawal. So gave up.
recently a good friend invited me some coffee and I rejected it knowing my condition... If I had one, guaranteed I was not going to sleep that night.
Instead, she explained the advantages of teeccino...
I was hooked since. The best option to coffee with no caffeine and a fantastic flavor..."
By: Sergio Ramos from Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes MX on August 30, 2014
"Heavy coffee drinker, reached a point in which, if by 9am I haven´t had a coffee, started having this raging headache. Then I got my share and within minutes tarted trembling and had anxiety associated with caffeine withdrawal. Been ten years since with no coffee.
A friend gave me this particular brand and flavor to try. and I am hooked again to this wonderful spicy flavor. with no side effects whatsoever."
By: Claire from New Braunfels, TX US on July 10, 2014
"I was a coffee drinker, so I went straight for the French Roast for my initial Teeccino trial. I was pleasently surprised and satisfied. Then, I became curious about the other flavors...
The Maya Chocolate French Roast is even better! The addition of cacoa enhances the coffee notes even more so than the French Roast! The flavor is deep and well rounded, but not harsh or biting at all. I brew mine stronger than suggested in a french press (use 1Tbs. per cup) It is delicious and very satisfying for the traditional coffee lover!
I've been over two weeks w/o coffee thanks to Teeccino French Roast and Chocolate French Roast. In love and super impressed!"
By: Patty Adams from Tacoma, WA US on February 17, 2014
"This coffee was a big surprise! The chocolate was great but the bit of pepper highlights made it great! I drank it served it to my friends and gave them some. Now they have ordered it also. If you want a nice winter treat this is it!"
By: Jen from Chicago from Chicago, IL US on January 26, 2014
"I am a big fan of Teeccino's products, but felt it was important to note that the Chocolate flavor is much hotter than the description suggests. For people like me who made the switch due to digestive issues and the acidity of coffee, this might be one to try a sample of first, to make sure it agrees with you before investing in the full bag. I wish I had."
By: Elena from Portland, OR US on February 23, 2013
"I'm not only switching from coffee to Teeccino, but I'm also cutting back on sugar. So when I tried this flavor I realized I had a perfect solution for my chocolate cravings! I love the French Roast flavor in the morning and the Chocolate after lunch or dinner."
By: Davida from Alachua, FL US on December 30, 2012
By: Patricia Shullick from Lorain, Ohio on August 24, 2012
"One of the things I missed when I was told to cut caffeine out of my diet was warm chocolate drinks. Then I ordered the Maya Chocolate and felt like I hit a gold mine!
I love to drink it anytime. In the evenings, I might drop a small piece of 85% chocolate and use the frother (purchased from the Teeccino site)and whip a bit of half n half to top it off. It takes care of all my urges for something chocolatey, sweet, creamy, and the dark Maya flavor is very "coffee" tasting. One flavor hits all my spots!"
By: N. B. from Hunt Valley, MD on June 20, 2012
By: Deacon Tom Lang from Hershey/PA on May 22, 2012
"This flavor is my second favorite behind Caramel Nut, but as with all the flavors, the convenient tea bags are very weak. I use two and they still don't come close to the brewed flavor. Back to R&D on the tea bags I'm afraid!"
By: Brenda from San Antonio, TX on May 4, 2012
By: Marcia from Indianapolis, IN on March 24, 2012
"Maya Chocolate Herbal Coffee is the only coffee substitute that satisfies me, the only one I can drink all by itself any time of day. In the mornings, I mix it with some of my regular coffee & have been able to cut my caffeine intake by half.
I have tried other coffee substitures & other Teecino flavors but Maya Chocolate is my absolute favorite."
By: Deacon Lang from Hershey, PA on February 18, 2012
"I love both the Maya Chocolate and the Carmel Nut. Since that's also the piece of candy that I pick from a box of chocolates, I'm going to try mixing these two Teeccino flavors together to see what I get! Can't wait!"
By: Tom G. from Charlotte on January 27, 2012
"I quite drinking coffee because of the negative effects on my digestive system. After a long search for a satisfying alternative, I discovered Teeccino. I tried most flavors and settled on the Maya Chocolate as my favorite. It is strong enough to get your attention, with the chilis giving it a nice bite. Nothing is as flavorful as a really nice espresso, but I am convinced that few other products come as close as Teeccino. I have experienced no digestive problems! Use a press for the most flavor."
By: Stephan from Hyde Park, NY on December 3, 2011
"When ordering over the phone the salemen forgot to mention the Maya chocolate had chilli in it. The reason I only drink Teeccino is to protect my stomach. Needless to say, the coffee went into the garbage and I had wasted my money. However, if you do not mind the mild spice, you may well enjoy the chocolate background flavor. "
By: DJ Lynch from Little Rock, AR on October 31, 2011
"My sister's naturopath recently suggested that my digestive problems were due to the acid in all that coffee I was drinking. After 35 years of being a self-professed "coffee achiever", I didn't think I could not give up my coffee. She suggested Teecino as a healthy alternative, a suggestion that has changed my life. The digestion issues went away, and promptly. Yes, the caffiene withdrawal is a mean beast, but so worth the battle. I highly recommend Teecino. It tastes so good and is so satisfying, you will be glad you switched."
By: lindsay from liberty/new york on July 29, 2011
"this herbal coffee is perfect. i was a die-hard coffee fan but finally realized that caffeine was responsible for making me feel nauseous, headachey, anxious, etc., on a daily basis. i've only had one cup of this, but i'm so glad to be able to use my french press again - and enjoy my coffee ritual without the miserable side effects. perfect with soy creamer, too. can't wait to try the other maya flavors.
p.s. thanks for making samples available! great idea - you won me over. :)"
By: Regina Marsters from Gorham, Maine on November 29, 2010
"I love it! It is the BEST. I have had digestive issues in the past and had to give up coffee, but I can drink all your products w/o issues. I find this flavor to be my favorite!
thank you for the FREE shipping today! I would order more in the future if it was FREE shipping every day!
By: Vicki from Houston, TX US on November 18, 2017
By: mamawash from San Diego, CA US on March 13, 2016
"I bought this for my mother who is 94. The doctor told her she couldn't drink coffee anymore, so I searched the internet and came across Teeccino and I think I have bought all the flavors in this past year because she loves it so much and is so happy I found this. She has not once complained of indigestion. I only wish I could find this at my local grocery stores. Thank you, for providing something my mom can enjoy even better!"
By: Letitia Noel from Chicago, IL US on December 12, 2015
By: Kenya from Tampa, FL US on December 9, 2015
"Teechinn is the best! I love the taste and the great benefits you get from the ingredients and I am well pleased! Chocolate' is one of my favorites but I also enjoy the French vanilla as well as the Punkin spice. I will order more!"
By: Galley Cat from Worcester, NY US on December 4, 2015
"This is a very nice not-sweet drink; you could make it yourself by adding some cocoa to the grounds, but why bother when you have this? It is not bitter and I liked the balance. If you want a sweet-ish mellowness I would recommend Mocha instead."
By: AJ from Spring, TX US on June 20, 2015
By: Janat from Boulder, CO US on April 23, 2015
By: PurpleLion Ent from Atlanta, GA US on March 31, 2015
"I've been enjoying Teeccino for about 3 months, and I absolutely LOVE it!
I've referred this product to about 6 people already, just by word of mouth and of those 6 friends, I've converted 2 stubborn coffee-drinkers. They love it too!!!!"
By: Kathy from Novi, MI US on October 24, 2014
"Whenever I make my Mocha Teeccino for my mother, she comments on how good the coffee is. So I made it at a birthday party and got the toughest critic to ask about the coffee. Now I'll be giving her a bag for Christmas.
Thank you for a great "coffee.""
By: JLin from San Jose, CA US on May 29, 2013
"When reading the reviews I was concerned about this flavor being spicy, but I still decided to buy a sample and see for myself. Since I drink my coffee with hot milk, the spicy flavor is kind of hidden. I love its chocolate flavor and I even enjoyed the hot tone to it. Great product!"
By: Ilene from Detroit, Mi on July 15, 2012
"OMG!!! If you are a "long-time no coffee drinking sufferer because of the caffiene content" like I am, then you must try Teeccino Chocolate dark roast herbal coffee!!! I know that was a mouth full, but I am so happy to be finally able to enjoy a delicious hot beverage that is not harmful to me. I can add honey, I can add cream, or just enjoy the velvety chocolate taste I've been missing for so long. Thanks Teecino! I'm ready to experience more!"
By: Paula from Cincinnati, Ohio on June 6, 2012
"Because of my severe IBS-D, I was very upset to find out I had to quite drinking my beloved coffee. However, I soon found out about Teechino and boy am I glad I did! I did it cold turkey. Notwithstanding the headache withdrawals, Teechino has been a godsend! While it does not taste exactly like coffee, it is delicious, full flavored and hot. It visually looks just like coffee. These things are important to me and have made my transition to a caffeine-free lifestyle. TRY THIS!!!! It is VERY much like coffee. I've used the "tea" bags and the brewed and both are delicious but I find the tea bags (not real tea, of course) are wonderful for traveling and on the go."
By: Mike Welker from Bucyrus, OH on August 29, 2011
"I was going on a religious retreat for the weekend and knew that the majority of the group (ok everybody but me) was a coffee bunch, but that we could also have hot water for tea. So I swung by my local health food store on the way out to the camp ground and found teebags only of the maya chocolate which I had never had. But hey, chocolate is chocolate and procrastinators can't be choosers :) My first cup early saturday was a revelation! Nice and chocolatey as advertised, but with a very nice twist of spicy! Made me very much look forward to scripture talk/tea times during the weekend! Deeelish!! Ordered a 5 pounder to make it my regular morning companion. Thank you Teeccino for making such a tasty way to avoid a caffeine relapse weekend! "
By: amanda from california on February 1, 2011
"Been trying to find the perfect substitute for my morning coffee and I just found it. This tea was recommended by a wellness coordinator at the school in which I work. She said in order to drop pounds one thing I needed to do was get rid of the caffeine because it just throws your body out of weightloss mode into stress mode! Well, I have to say after drinking tons of coffee laden with sugary creamers I can honestly say as a former coffee lover, I feel better today than ever! This drink is awesome and I am hooked!"
By: Trinette from Lafayette/IN on October 13, 2010
"I really loved my trial packet of Maya Chocolate Teeccino! It was dark and flavorful and not acidic or bitter. I do enjoy my coffee every day, but I could give it up for Teeccino. In fact, if my grocery store carries it, I will!"
By: Kim Buchheit from AZ on September 25, 2010
"I never thought I'd find anything to replace that deeply satisfying, full-body taste of french roast coffee... I've been drinking it for years now. In an effort to eat more healthfully, I wanted to get caffeine out of my, and my husband's, diet. This Maya Chocolate Herbal Coffee is truly better than coffee. I make it in a french press pot, add hot whipped milk and a dash of cinnamon on top ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€" delish! Bye-bye, caffeine... I won't miss you! :D"
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.