The 12 Best Coffee Alternatives - IMBOLDN
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While the allure of a freshly brewed espresso remains timeless, a diverse array of alternatives has emerged, each promising their own unique blend of stimulation and wellness. Gone are the days when substituting coffee meant compromising on flavor or satisfaction. Today’s discerning men seek options that align with their active, health-conscious lifestyles without sacrificing the ritualistic enjoyment of a stimulating beverage. 

From adaptogenic elixirs designed to enhance cognitive function, to nutrient-packed teas that provide sustained vitality, the coffee alternatives landscape is a vast terrain of possibilities. Check out our editors’ picks for the best coffee alternatives.


Joe’y isn’t your typical coffee drink; rather, it’s dumped the caffeine (and its attendant jitters) and added a bunch of long-term benefits like 10 superfoods, adaptogens, and mushrooms to naturally boost your energy, focus, & mental performance.


Roots Apothecary Adaptive Cacao

Adaptive cacao blends have a wide range of holistic benefits with rich & powerful anti-oxidants, prebiotic fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. It contains authentic chaga, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world and it is known for improving immune response and balancing inflammation.



MUD/WTR is a coffee alternative consisting of 100% organic cacao, ayurvedic herbs and functional mushrooms. With just a fraction of the caffeine found in coffee, you get energy, focus and immune support without the jitters, crash, or poor sleep.


Live Conscious Beyond Brew

Wake up to this potent blend of 6 super-powered, organic mushrooms – including Lion’s Mane and Reishi – plus powerful pre and probiotics for digestive support. This brew is designed to support sharp cognition, gut and immune health, and overall feel-goodness.


Clevr Blends Matcha SuperLatte

Just imagine your favorite coffee shop drinks with no sugar or dairy, but with ingredients that are proven to soothe stress and anxiety, boost immunity, lift your mood, and do away with crash and jitters. That’s what you get with CLEVR Matcha SuperLatte.


GOLDE Turmeric Blend

GOLDE’s Matcha Turmeric Superfood Latte Blend contains 7 essential superfoods to help support gut health, skin radiance, immunity, and fight inflammation. This is a warm, spiced blend with notes of mellow matcha green tea, cardamom, and cinnamon. It’s the perfect boost for anytime of day – to start your day off right, or re-energize you in the afternoon.


Firebelly Tea No Ordinary Joe

Mate is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and is known to help improve mental clarity, boost energy levels, and reduce stress. No Ordinary Joe boasts a rich chocolate coffee taste with added dandelion that contains potent antioxidants and soluble fiber, helping with digestion and possesses anti-inflammatory qualities.


Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao

Sip Reishi Hot Cacao in the evenings, 1 hour before bed. Reishi mushroom has been shown to help support sleep, so double dose on particularly stressful days. Not only does every sip have Peruvian cacao powder, but also coconut milk powder and spices for a creamy flavor.


Rasa Original

Herbalist-formulated to combine the best of Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western herbalism to create a nourishing coffee alternative that holistically supports your health and energy. With 3000 mg adaptogens per serving and zero caffeine, this 13-herb blend is a little nutty, slightly sweet. Most importantly, it takes the edge off of stress, so you can truly be at your best each day.


Wooden Spoon Herbs Herbal Coffee

Made from naturally caffeine-free prebiotic roots, adaptogenic mushrooms, and seeds, that promote optimal well-being and focused energy, this herbal coffee contains dandelion root which fortifies and supports the digestive system, especially the liver. It’s also rich in vitamins A, B complex, and C, as well as minerals like iron, potassium, and zinc.


Clevr Blends Coffee SuperLatter

Taste-tested by baristas, enjoy the taste of your favorite oat milk latte, without the jitters and crash. This SuperLatte is upgraded with adaptogens, mushrooms, and probiotics to help ease stress and sharpen focus. Designed to be effective immediately, and build benefits with daily use.


Wunderground Brainchild Ground Coffee

Drink this coffee for brain health, anti-aging, muscle support, and adrenal-fatigue – particularly when you’re feeling busy and stressed. The coffee contains Lion’s mane and Cordyceps which, paired together, offer scientifically-backed neuro-regenerative properties alongside performance-enhancing compounds.