Originally Answered: Coffee, Caffeine, runs right through me but they do help me to be more alert.anyone recommend substitutes?
People who are trying to reduce their coffee intake have many options. Green tea with roasted rice, called genmaicha, contains a fraction of the caffeine and has a rich, roasted flavor. In addition, herbs, grains, fruit, and nuts can be roasted and brewed, just like coffee. The most popular substitutes are roasted chicory root, dandelion root, and barley.
This tea is a blend of roasted barley, roasted chicory root, and roasted carob, with spices cinnamon, allspice, and star anise added for a full-bodied taste. Barley malt adds sweetness.
Genmaicha is green tea with roasted brown rice. It has a nutty, mellow flavor.
Teecchino is made from roasted carob, roasted barley, and roasted chicory. It also contains figs, almonds, and dates for sweetness and a nutty flavor. Different flavors, including vanilla nut, hazelnut, and java. Must be brewed in a coffee maker or expresso machine.
Cafix is a freeze-dried grain drink made from barley and chicory. It is non-acidic and does not contain caffeine. Comes in convenient crystal or powder form.
Pero is a coffee substitute from Switzerland. It is made from made from malted barley, chicory, and rye. An instant beverage.