15 Must-Try Coffee Alternatives


Not everyone needs coffee to survive the busy everyday life. If you’re one of the people who’s not always looking for coffee but needs something to drink other than a bottle of water or a can of soda, we compiled a list to help you find something in the market that is the best coffee alternatives. If you’re a solid coffee fan, then maybe this can give you ideas on how to switch up your daily caffeine boost into something a bit healthier, even less acidic. 

Without further ado, let’s start the list that might change your mornings. Not only are the drinks in this list’s way more healthier than coffee, but it’s also refreshing and worth trying. 

Matcha or Green Tea

I’m sure you’ve heard of green tea but if you haven’t heard of Matcha yet, then take this as a sign that you should take a sip of it and maybe you’ll love it as much as some people do. Not everyone loves the “leafy” flavor that you often taste in teas, but take these two differently, they might have that same “leafy” flavor, but trust me, it’s worth a try and you’ll eventually get the hang of it’s taste. They also have more vitamins and benefits that you can’t get in some teas. 

Matcha’s health benefits include the boost of metabolism and also it has a calming effect. The combination of nutrients and amino acids make it a very beneficial drink. And, of course, Green Tea has been talked about for a long time. It’s a common drink now, but some still don’t know about the benefits that you can get with it. It doesn’t contain as much caffeine as you can find in coffee but it can give the same effects. It’s basically just like coffee but let’s make it healthier. 

Mint Tea

Mint tea has been known for its caffeine-free and antibacterial properties, which makes it a good alternative for coffee. The cooling sensation of the tea makes it really soothing and refreshing. Just imagine having a very busy day then getting home and making a cup of mint tea. Just thinking of it makes me relaxed already. A fresh mint tea carries lots and lots of nutrients that will definitely benefit you. It can help with colds, bloating, weight loss, headaches, cramps and the list just goes on and on and on. 

 Hot Chocolate 

A cup of hot chocolate, the one that uses natural cocoa and not the artificial flavored one, really is the answer to everything, but did you know that the drink that you always have since you’re a kid actually has a lot of benefits? Yes, it does. It contains endorphins that can put you in a good mood, no wonder Christmas mornings are always the best. We have a recipe for hot chocolate with alcohol for you to enjoy this holiday season with the gang.

A cup of hot chocolate soothes the muscular and nervous system, it also benefits the brain to increase focus and attention.So, in other words, hot chocolate is good for the brain, PLUS it can also brighten your skin. It really is a magical drink.


Chai has been existing for centuries especially in Nepal and India. A lot of people drink it nowadays because of it’s benefits and accessibility. You can find chai on the market most of these days. 

It carries a lot of benefits and you can even drink it your style because of the variety of recipes that you can try with Chai. If you haven’t tried chai yet, you should see the different recipes that suit your palette and  you can make easily. 

Green Smoothies

Getting green smoothies is a very great way to include leafy greens in your diet. These smoothies are very rich in nutrients and vitamins that you can get from leafy veggies too. So it’s basically just like eating vegetables but in the form of a drink. They’ve become really popular among people who don’t wanna eat actual vegetables but don’t wanna miss their daily dose of vitamins and minerals. 

While the smoothies might not taste as delicious as you expect, you can mix whatever you want in it as long as it doesn’t lose the healthiness and nutrients that you can get from it. 


Kombucha is a fermented tea that people have been consuming for centuries, it’s very rich in vitamins and it also has probiotics which are very good for digestion. It is very good at avoiding infections and other diseases. It has a lot of benefits and the list will just keep getting longer.

It’s popular among teens nowadays who wanna switch up their drinks and it’s really a great alternative to coffee because it can give them the energy they need for the rest of the day. It also has different flavors so you can now be healthy while actually loving the healthy drink that you’re taking. 


Horchata is a plant-based Mexican drink that will boost your energy to the highest level even in early mornings. The tiger nut is the main star in this drink since it’s a good source of protein that makes the drink nutritious. It has a unique flavor that you will surely love. 

Yerba Mate

Yerba is mainly drunk in South Africa and can be considered the most popular tea in the world. It’s very rich in antioxidants and nutrients. You can get the benefits that you can also get from a simple cup of tea and it can give you the energy that you can get from chocolate bars.  

Experts are advising to only drink the suggested serving size as drinking too much of this can cause you insomnia. Just like coffee, it can also keep you awake all night. 

Carob Powder

It’s not just an alternative for coffee, but also for cocoa powder. However, it doesn’t taste exactly like chocolate, but after going through some crushing and powderizing, it tastes just like cocoa powder. It’s caffeine free, rich in antioxidants and gluten free. It’s really healthy and just add a small amount of milk and you’ll have a drink that’ll taste just like hot chocolate.

 Lemon Infused Water

This is a very common drink and everyone knows the benefits that we can get by drinking it. It’s not a creamy drink but it gives you more benefits than other beverages, and sometimes the only thing you’ll need is something refreshing and can stimulate your senses.

 Flaxseed Shake

There’s a lot of ways to make your flaxseed shake, you can always choose the one that sounds suitable for you and what flavors you want. It can help with weight loss so it’s a good thing to add this on your diet. It also improves blood sugar control and reduces the risk for cardiovascular diseases. Flaxseeds can also be mixed with snacks, so you can have it any way that you like.

Schizandra Tea

As hard as it seems to pronounce it correctly, it can actually replace your cup of classic espresso. It’s good for adding resistance to stress, increasing energy and physical performance. Schizandra is a berry that, actually, does it all.  It’s calming effects will definitely improve your sleep and balance your sugar levels which is beneficial for the liver and your mind. 

It’s a big help for anxiety and depression and it lessens the possibility of mental problems.  It is also a great choice for reliable and proven mental health herbal medicine. 

Hibiscus Tea

It’s vibrant flavors will really brighten up your day and lift your mood. Not only is it delicious and healthy, it’s also very pretty because of its color. It prevents cancer, fights bacteria causing diseases, lowers blood pressure and helps with weight loss. It will really wake your senses and give you good energy throughout the day. 

All that in one drink, this one’s the perfect one. In my opinion, this is a really good drink and I’m in love with it. I’ll be right back, I’m just gonna get dozens of boxes of Hibiscus tea.

 Coconut Water

Coconut water is a natural, refreshing and tasty drink that everyone loves drinking on a hot day. It is very hydrating and a perfect drink that is packed with electrolytes that is brought by ,the one and only, Mother Nature. It’s the all-time favorite sports drink that will not only give you the refreshment you need but also boost your energy so you can run another lap.

Coconut water contains the five electrolytes that you need to keep your body up and running after a tiring workout; potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and calcium. Could it Be any perfect?


Of course, we can’t forget this in our list. Water is the most famous drink that you can have anytime and anywhere. It’s one of the basic drinks that everyone can get a good amount of nutrients from. But did you know that even if water is the most affordable, accessible and healthiest drink that exists, 75% of Americans still fail to drink their water everyday. 

It might not contain the caffeine you need to last through the whole day, but one thing that I can suggest you do with water is take a refreshing shower that will definitely wake you senses. 

There are still tons of coffee alternatives that you can think of but this list narrows down the best choices, some can even be made at home and be found in your backyard. Not only are they refreshing and taste good, but they’re fully packed with healthy benefits. 

So, now that you have ideas of what to substitute coffee with, you can skip the long lines in coffee shops and avoid crowded places. 

Summer Thatcher
Summer Thatcher
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