Sunday, October 16, 2016

REVIEW: Cafix All-Natural Instant Beverage (Coffee Alternative)

I was searching around Amazon for a coffee alternative that wasn't in a tea bag (like Teecino). Something simple. I found Cafix--a coffee alternative made from roasted barley, rye, chickory, and sugar beets. These all-natural ingredients sounded good to me, and along with lots of fantastic reviews, I bought it.

The product comes in a VERY large, jar. I was surprised it was so big! The granules inside are like instant coffee (only slightly bigger). Since I prefer ICED coffee, I took my 16-oz. Tervis tumbler and added just under 1 T of Cafix to the cup. Per the instructions, I added very warm water (not too hot or boiling) to the granules and stirred until they dissolved. Then, I added some almond creamer (I used SILK because it's 0 fat per serving and low-ish in sugar). I stirred it up well, then added ice. I filled the glass about 3/4 full (so about 12 ounces total). I do like my coffee a bit on the stronger side.
So what did I think? I LOVED IT!!!! In addition, I sent a jar to my son in college (who frequents Starbucks WAY too much), and this is his review:

"That Cafix stuff is pretty freakin' amazing! Like, it's scary good!"

Yeah...that's how 21 year-old talks. ;-)

Anyway, now you have a review from both an older, more experienced coffee drinker AND a coffee connoisseur wannabe. ;-)

Disclaimer: If you are really a coffee connoisseur, you may not like Cafix. I am actually pleased with just having a beverage other than water once in a while, but I'm definitely not a connoisseur.

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  1. Good Morning! I decided today to quick coffee. I feel the caffeine is really effecting my blood sugar & hunger cues. Was it hard for you to quick?

    1. Switching to Cafix helped me tremendously. I love iced coffee, so I just started making it with Cafix instead.

      The other day, I decided to have a coffee at Starbucks, and I couldn't fall asleep that night! I am so much happier without it.

    2. I found it at Whole Foods today! I'm going to try your recipe :)

    3. YAY! Let me know what you think!