View Full Version : Help with stopping coffee
08-03-2005, 10:00 AM
I know a bunch of us are trying to break the coffee/caffeine addiction problem. I have found a great coffee replacer...I haven't been that impressed with others that I have tried but THIS one tastes excellent.
WARNING: It is not a raw product...but, anything to ease away from caffeine and towards a "raw-er" life!
It's called Bambu and the ingredients are as follows: rye, chicory, barley, malted barley, figs, acorns.
Hope this helps!
08-03-2005, 12:53 PM
I quit coffee when I went raw. I used to be a BIG coffee drinker (at least 10-12 cups per day). For the first 2 weeks, I was smelling coffee everywhere and wanting it quite a bit. But then the strangest thing happened. Now coffee smells like rotten B.O. to me. I don't want it in the slightest.
Good luck with ditching the coffee. You'll be glad you did!!
08-03-2005, 05:09 PM
I used to use grain beverages, like Postum, Caffix, and other stuff, because coffee gave me the heebie jeebies, jitters and eventually I developed an allergy to caffeine, which cured me from drinking it!
Just for a hot beverage, though, I still drink herbal teas, and fresh mint leaves placed in a teapot with hot (not boiling) water and a bit of stevia...yummie. <---also probably not considered "raw" because the water is too hot, although I don't have the patience to stick a thermometer into the water to test it...
But that only hits me during the winter. The rest of the time I do iced teas (all herbal, fresh if I can grow it) and I surely don't miss the coffee. Although the smell is still wonderful, but I don't get the "gotta-taste-it" feeling.
And someone here posts that they make "sun tea" which qualifies as raw, too.
I understand your desire for coffee, and you are 100% on track: to transition away from the "caffeine" addiction, grain beverages are great.
Hey, give it time. You'll probably just walk away from it naturally, just like ShannonColleen did.
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