No! There are no coffee beans in Teeccino. Nor is there any tea. Teeccino’s ingredients consist of a blend of naturally caffeine-free herbs, roots, fruits and nuts that are roasted and ground to brew and taste like coffee. Read more about Teeccino’s ingredients.
We do not recommend going cold turkey. Over a two-week period, start blending Teeccino with your coffee. Begin with 3/4 coffee and 1/4 Teeccino and gradually increase the amount of Teeccino until you are drinking 100% Teeccino. Herbal tonics and nutritional supplements can also aid you in restoring your own natural energy supply. Quit caffeine painlessly by following our plan for avoiding caffeine withdrawal symptoms.
Decaf coffee is not caffeine free. A 12 oz cup of decaf contains anywhere from 10-17 milligrams of caffeine. A 16 oz Starbucks® Grande contains 12-23 milligrams and a 20 oz Venti contains upwards of 28 milligrams! If you order a cup of decaf coffee at a coffee bar or restaurant, independent studies have shown a great variance in the amount of caffeine in the cup even on the same day from the very same place. There is no safety in avoiding caffeine if you order a cup of decaf coffee.
Decaf coffee is made from highly acidic coffee beans and thus it is even harder than regular coffee on the gastrointestinal tract. If you have gastrointestinal problems or suffer from acid indigestion, you’ll find that eliminating coffee from your diet, whether it is decaf or regular, will help your recovery process.
In addition, studies show that decaf raises the LDL fraction of cholesterol (commonly referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol) by 8 to 10% in only 3 months, leading to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Most decaf has been extracted using the solvent methylene chloride, a known carcinogen, which leaves behind small but significant residues that could be implicated in the development of chronic diseases. Learn more about how eliminating coffee is beneficial to your digestive health.
There is no caffeine in the natural coffee flavor in Teeccino. All Teeccino flavors are derived from compounds extracted from plants using steam distillation or alcohol extraction in order to create natural flavors. In the case of natural coffee flavor, the components of coffee flavor are extracted from a number of ingredients that include chicory root and other roasted herbs. All Teeccino flavors comply with all organic USDA standards so they do not include any artificial ingredients, MSG, animal products, propylene glycol, preservatives, or chemicals not permitted in organic products under the USDA organic certification rules.
The expertise of flavor chemists allows them to extract only those flavoring components that they require from natural ingredients without getting many other components of each source that don’t contribute to the flavor. Thus, it is possible to produce coffee flavor without the caffeine or acidity found in coffee beans. But watch out for coffee flavored ice cream, yogurt, etc., because these foods usually contain a coffee concentrate or even ground coffee beans that do have caffeine.
Cocoa contains a small amount of caffeine. However, since cocoa is used as a flavoring in Teeccino in very small quantities, no detectable level of caffeine has been found in Teeccino chocolate blends when tested by independent laboratories.
There is, however, a small amount of theobromine, a milder stimulant found in cocoa powder. If you need to avoid all central nervous system stimulants, you should drink other Teeccino blends that don’t contain cocoa powder.