5 Coffee Alternatives We Like

By Michelle Connolly Friday 22nd Sep, 2017

Yeah, your barista may know your coffee order by heart, even if they always spell your name wrong on the cup – but do you ever feel like there’s more to your morning than caffeine beans? We’ve rounded up out top five contenders for your morning wake up call that will leave you feeling positively pepped and ready to go.

Vivid Matcha Green Tea Powder
Little sachets packing a big punch, Vivid Matcha has more antioxidants than most superfoods and a buzz that outlasts a doppio with only half the caffeine of a single shot espresso. Smooth and slow-releasing, it’s nowhere near as bitter as some brands and can be enjoyed on the go thanks to the handy sachet format. Our fave by far, it’s the ideal pick-me-up no matter what time of the day.

Drink Me Spiced Chai Latte
This British company have taken the essence of traditional Chai to create an instant drink that is as warming and tasty as the in-store versions. The cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves create a winter warmer that’s quick and simple to prepare.

Wunder Workshop Instantly Golden Tumeric Latte Blend
Not your routine root, you’ll recognise this vivid powder as the pigment to many a curry, the signature orange colour an easy giveaway. But with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as links to a host of other health benefits it may be a welcome change.  Their range comes in regular, Chai and Cocoa varieties.

Pitaya Latt
For when you basically want a hot chocolate, but are on the health wagon. This vivid pink drink from Planet Organic comes from the Dragonfruit plant, and the creamy raw cacao butter and hazelnut milk will have you in white chocolate heaven. I’d have called it a Dragon Latte personally, but whatever it’s called it’s delicious.

E3 Latte at Planet Organic
Perhaps I should have called this list the rainbow rundown, since we have yet another jewel-colour contender for your affections in the E3 Latte from Planet Organic. It’s blue. Bright blue. But heavily packed with superfood blue-green algae, and dense with nutrients, minerals and vitamins, this is going to give you some serious health creds. Do yourself a solid and ask for Almond Mylk instead of Brown Rice for a slightly sweeter sup.