There are few things that I enjoy more than a great cup of coffee. I’m one of those people that can’t begin my day without a steaming cup. I love the smell of fresh beans; I salivate at the scent of coffee filling my house as it brews and can’t wait to get that first cup inside of me. Which could be a problem. I know that my body has become addicted to caffeine. I start to feel out of sorts and headachy if I skip my usual dose. What started as a morning routine has turned into an unhealthy necessity. I tried a few alternatives, like various teas and juices, but nothing did the trick. What’s a girl to do?
We heart this member, Christina, has supplied an answer, by introducing us to the wonders of Choffy. You know how I said there are few things I love more than coffee? Well, number one on that list before coffee is chocolate, and Choffy, made of brewed cocoa beans, is the perfect solution! Mmmm, brewed cacoa beans. Need a little more information? “Choffy is brewed chocolate. It is made from the finest organic cacão (cocoa) beans, roasted and ground for a rich full flavored drink. While it brews like coffee and supplies you with long lasting energy, Choffy promotes whole body wellness without the negative effects found in other drinks. Naturally loaded with antioxidants and a taste that will make you wonder how you ever did without it, Choffy is poised to make a dramatic entrance into your routine.”
Sounds good so far; a warm, hearty, organic drink for my mornings that supplies me with long lasting energy. Must mean there’s a lot of caffeine in it right? Nope, “Choffy is 100% organic cacão with no additional additives or chemicals. A typical sample of cacão beans will yield anywhere from zero caffeine to 1,000 parts per million of caffeine (less than 1/20th of the caffeine present in coffee).” So, how will my morning Choffy energize me with out caffeine? The answer lies in Theobromine, a natural stimulant found cacoa beans. Caffeine and Theobromine “are related and have similar structures, but are very different chemicals with different properties, effects and origins.” For instance, the stimulating effects of Theobromine are more gentle and mild than caffeine, and that gentle kick has a slower onset and lasts longer than the quick caffeine high. Additionally, Theobromine will not your increase stress level and it stimulates cardiovascular and muscular system! To top it all off, this wonder drink is not addictive, so you can enjoy as much as you like.
All right, here’s the important part – the taste. I found Choffy to be a rich and luxurious drink that Stef and I have been labeled our “fancy hot chocolate.” We tested the Nicaraguan Medium Roast and I found it yummy, sweet, and satisfying, but with an elegance and richness to it that makes it stand above the typical hot coco drinks. I think the brewing process adds to that extra level of flavor. Choffy can be made just like coffee using a standard coffee maker, a French press or even an expresso machine. I love the idea of serving Choffy with dessert (or as your dessert) at a dinner party. A splash of a flavored creamer or a dollop of whipped cream or even a shot of liquor can only add to your yummy and distinctive drink.
You can find more information at their website that is chock full of facts and fun all about Choffy. And, of course, you can order your own bag of sunshine directly from the site as well.
Review team – have any of you discovered a cure for your coffee addiction? Let us know your thoughts of Choffy!