For most people, coffee is the only morning beverage that matters in the world and for a good reason. A cup of coffee in the morning has a metric ton of positive side effects: from an energy boost which it gives you to all of the antioxidants it provides your body with.
However, as all of us know, some people simply don’t react well to coffee. Some get the jitters and others have stomach aches… Simply put, coffee isn’t actually for everyone.
So what can you do if you can’t stomach coffee and you live in a town like NYC which demands you be on your toes 24/7? Well, you can give some of these drinks a chance…
· Caffeinated Chocolate
You like chocolate? Coffee makes you nervous? If the answer to both of these questions is “no” then we have a perfect product for you. Good Day Chocolate is an up-and-coming brand, which produces chocolate-like supplements. As the name explains, these chocolate-flavored treats are high in caffeine, which can give you a great energy boost early in the morning when you just need one. Just watch out, judging from the reviews online, these treats are irresistible, so try not to eat a full box right away.
· Yerba Mate
Yerba is a type of tea that is really popular among college students nowadays. It’s comparable to coffee when it comes to its caffeine content. Filled with antioxidants, the beverage contains an impressive 80 mg of caffeine. Basically, it has more caffeine and less sugar than your average energy drink. The tea can be brewed at home, however, it can also be found in stores. Some brands offer different flavors, which is great if you don’t want your mornings to become monotone and boring after a while.
This fermented tea actually contains colonies and colonies of live bacteria in it. However, as nasty as that might sound to some of you, that’s actually a good thing. Those bacteria have probiotic qualities – something Kombucha is well known for – and can even strength your immunity. The taste of Kombucha may throw you off at first but trust us, you will get used to it in no time and the benefits outweigh the taste so much, that after a while, you’ll wonder why did you ever complain about it.
In addition to the drinks above, there are other alternatives. For instance, you can always prepare a caffeine-filled beverage that tastes nothing like your average cup of coffee. Sounds easier than done, right? How can you even prepare something like that without any experience?
You simply need to go to a website like Coffeeble, select a few recipes, and just follow the detailed steps. That way, you’ll have your energy boost without taking a sip of coffee in no time.
Those are just a few things you can do to get your caffeine fix in NYC. What are some of your favorite coffee alternatives? Don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comment section below.