10 Best Vegan Coffee Alternatives To Start Your Day

Whether you need to cut down on caffeine or simply want to taste something different, these vegan coffee alternatives are worth trying!

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People are looking for vegan coffee alternatives because of too much caffeine

Drinking a cup of coffee is an excellent way to start the day, and most people would agree with this. However, caffeine can give you a jittery feeling – that’s one of the reasons why some people don’t drink coffee. In addition to that, a decrease in caffeine reduces anxiety symptoms.

While coffee is vegan, milky drinks are not. Some people don’t like the taste of coffee but want a caffeine boost that will keep them going all day long. If you’re one of them, don’t worry – there are many vegan coffee alternatives.

Top 10 Vegan Coffee Alternatives

1. Matcha Green Tea Powder

Instead of buying expensive green lattes at trendy cafes, you can try making it yourself using Pure Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder! It only has 70 mg of caffeine. Matcha green tea is a great coffee alternative – especially for vegans – providing energy, reducing stress, and boosting immunity. 

Raw Organic Green Matcha Tea powder on a wooden bowl
Matcha green tea is a great alternative for Matcha Lattes

Pure Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder is 100% organic, sourced from the Kagoshima region of Japan. It uses the finest Tencha green leaves from shade-grown Japanese tea plants, cultivated explicitly for strong aroma and great taste. This culinary-grade matcha powder is ideal for matcha lattes, but it can also be used in smoothies, baked goods, and other recipes. 

Whisk this matcha powder with water for a classic matcha drink to preserve its subtle flavor.

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Pure Leaf 100% Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder for Green Tea Matcha Latte, Matcha baking recipes, Green Tea Smoothies Matcha Powder 100g Value Size, 3.5 Ounce
  • Pure Leaf; 100 percent Organic Matcha is sourced from the Kagoshima region of Japan
  • This culinary grade Matcha powder is ideal for use in matcha lattes. It can also be used in smoothies and delicious baking recipes
  • Our Organic Matcha is grown sustainably. We source our Matcha from Rainforest Alliance certified tea gardens that adhere to strict standards of sustainability
  • We use the finest Tencha green leaves from shade grown Japanese tea plants, specifically cultivated for strong aroma and great taste
  • With origins in Buddhist tea ceremonies, Matcha green tea is traditionally whisked to preserve its subtle flavor

2. Roasted Date Seed Coffee

Have you ever heard of coffee made from dates? For centuries, drinks based on dates have been a staple in Mediterranean culture. 

Made from roasted date seeds, this all-natural caffeine-free coffee alternative comes with many health benefits, including:

  • Rich source of vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc).
  • Rich in antioxidants, which help reduce oxidative stress and boost the immune system.
  • Improves digestive health.
  • Reduce harmful LDL cholesterol levels.
  • High proanthocyanidin content, which helps protect against diabetic-related liver and kidney problems.
  • Contains antiviral properties.
  • It can help lower blood sugar levels.

You only need around eight to ten seeds per cup of coffee – perfect for people who use dates regularly. 

3. Herbal Coffee

Teeccino’s herbal coffee is also a caffeine-free vegan coffee alternative packed with nutrients that will energize your day! It is made from ramón seeds from Central American rainforests and other ingredients rich in antioxidants, such as barley, carob, and chicory.

There are different blends to choose from, including French Roast, Mocha, and Vanilla Nut – perfect for people with particular flavor preferences. 

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  • #1 BRAND OF COFFEE ALTERNATIVES: Experience the rich taste of coffee with the health benefits of herbs. Enjoy bold, coffee-like flavor from roasted ramón seeds from the Maya Biosphere Reserve & chicory root. Discover over 30 delicious & satisfying Teeccino blends
  • ENERGY BOOST THAT'S CAFFEINE FREE: Get natural energy from nutrients, not stimulants. Better than decaf, it’s nocaf! Delicious any time of day or night, Teeccino is the perfect choice after meals and in the evening because it won’t interfere with sleep and it promotes good digestion
  • BETTER THAN LOW ACID COFFEE: Teeccino is naturally acid free so it won’t disturb your digestion. Replace highly acidic decaf coffee – which still has caffeine – with a healthy coffee alternative with no artificial flavors, chemicals, MSG, or preservatives. Non-GMO, organic herbs
  • PREBIOTICS SUPPORT GUT HEALTH: Inulin from chicory root is a prebiotic soluble fiber that nourishes probiotics and helps restore gut health & regularity. Support your microbiome with 650mg of inulin per serving that naturally extracts from chicory during brewing
  • BREW TEECCINO LIKE COFFEE: Our all-purpose-grind brews in any kind of coffee maker. Add creamer & sweetener to your taste preference. Delicious hot or iced! Quit coffee painlessly by blending with Teeccino & gradually weening off of caffeine over 2 weeks
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  • #1 BRAND OF COFFEE ALTERNATIVES: Experience the rich taste of coffee with the health benefits of herbs. Enjoy Mocha with lush chocolate over the essence of coffee from roasted chicory & barley; slightly sweet from dates & figs. Discover over 30 delicious & satisfying Teeccino blends
  • ENERGY BOOST THAT'S CAFFEINE FREE: Get natural energy from nutrients, not stimulants. Better than decaf, it’s nocaf! Delicious anytime of day or night, Teeccino is the perfect choice after meals and in the evening because it won’t interfere with sleep and it promotes good digestion
  • BETTER THAN LOW ACID COFFEE: Teeccino is naturally acid free so it won’t disturb your digestion. Replace highly acidic decaf coffee – which still has caffeine – with a healthy coffee alternative with no artificial flavors, chemicals, MSG, or preservatives. Non-GMO, organic herbs
  • PREBIOTICS SUPPORT GUT HEALTH: Inulin from chicory root is a prebiotic soluble fiber that nourishes probiotics and helps restore gut health & regularity. Support your microbiome with 650mg of inulin per serving that naturally extracts from chicory during brewing
  • BREW TEECCINO LIKE COFFEE: Our all-purpose-grind brews in any kind of coffee maker. Add creamer & sweetener to your taste preference. Delicious hot or iced! Quit coffee painlessly by blending with Teeccino & gradually weening off of caffeine over 2 weeks
Teeccino Chicory Coffee Alternative - Vanilla Nut - Ground Herbal Coffee That’s Prebiotic, Caffeine Free & Acid Free, Medium Roast, 11 Ounce
  • TOP BRAND OF COFFEE ALTERNATIVES: Experience the rich taste of coffee with the health benefits of herbs. Enjoy creamy vanilla accented by golden roasted almonds, slightly sweet with dates & figs. Discover over 30 delicious & satisfying Teeccino blends
  • ENERGY BOOST THAT'S CAFFEINE FREE: Get natural energy from nutrients, not stimulants. Better than decaf, it’s nocaf! Delicious anytime of day or night, Teeccino is the perfect choice after meals and in the evening because it won’t interfere with sleep and it promotes good digestion
  • BETTER THAN LOW ACID COFFEE: Teeccino is naturally acid free so it won’t disturb your digestion. Replace highly acidic decaf coffee – which still has caffeine – with a healthy coffee alternative with no artificial flavors, chemicals, MSG, or preservatives. Non-GMO, organic herbs
  • PREBIOTICS SUPPORT GUT HEALTH: Inulin from chicory root is a prebiotic soluble fiber that nourishes probiotics and helps restore gut health & regularity. Support your microbiome with 650mg of inulin per serving that naturally extracts from chicory during brewing
  • BREW TEECCINO LIKE COFFEE: Our all-purpose-grind brews in any kind of coffee maker. Add creamer & sweetener to your taste preference. Delicious hot or iced! Quit coffee painlessly by blending with Teeccino & gradually weening off of caffeine over 2 weeks

4. Turmeric Latte

Start your day by getting a healthy dose of superfoods, adaptogens, and probiotics from drinking Clevr Golden SuperLatte! It can also reduce stress and help you get better sleep, with long-term benefits for your body and mind. This deliciously dreamy oat milk latte is sweetened with monk fruit and caffeine-free. 

Turmeric latte on a white cup

Mix three tablespoons of this powder with eight ounces of hot water, and you’re good to go! If you prefer a cold drink, you can try making an iced latte by mixing it with six ounces of water and pouring it over some ice. You can use a frother or blender to achieve a perfect texture.

Clevr Blends Turmeric Powder Oat Milk Instant Latte Mix, Golden Milk, Moon Milk Latte Organic Spices, Coconut Superfood Creamer SuperLatte, Adaptogens, Reishi and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms and Probiotics
  • PLANT-BASED LATTE BLEND — A soothing, barista-style turmeric latte infused with superfoods, adaptogens and probiotics. Caffeine free, whole ground spices, ethically sourced turmeric.
  • CLEAN SUPER CREAMER —Luxurious blend of oat milk and coconut cream for coffee-shop texture. Gently sweetened with monk fruit, no refined sugar, no aftertaste.
  • RELAX AND UNWIND — Caffeine free! Sip before bed as a nighttime ritual, as an afternoon treat or a mid-morning pick me up.
  • SUPPORTS STRESS, SLEEP AND MOOD — We add a science-backed blend of healing adaptogens, mushrooms and probiotics with long term benefits for body and mind. Reishi and Ashwagandha help aid restful sleep and ease stress.
  • JUST ADD WATER: Mix 3 tbsp with 8oz hot water. Make an iced latte: mix with 6oz warm water, pour over ice. Use a frother or blender for perfect texture.

5. Mushroom Coffee

If you are looking for a coffee alternative that will kickstart your morning and help you stay focused on today’s meeting. Then, try brewing a cup of Mushroom Coffee by Four Sigmatic! This mushroom coffee is made with two functional mushrooms – Lion’s Mane and Chaga – that will help support your focus and productivity, and immune functions.

And no, it doesn’t taste like mushrooms at all! It contains between 50 to 200 mg of caffeine. 

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  • [SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING, THIS COFFEE IS PRETTY MUCH MAGIC] Functional mushrooms have been used around the world for centuries to improve productivity, immune support, and more. Unfortunately, the majority of the mushroom supplement market aren't mushrooms at all, but rather the mycelium (basically the root system). At Four Sigmatic, we bring only the best of nature to your daily routine, so we always use the mushrooms' fruiting bodies which contain 15x more active ingredients than the mycelium!

6. Traditional Masala Chai

The delicious and original taste of Blue Lotus Chai’s Traditional Masala Chai will have you falling in love. You can enjoy this authentic Indian tea even without added sweeteners, milk powders, or other additives. This traditional masala chai is an aromatic mix of 100% certified organic powdered spices (black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg), and the concentrate dissolves completely. 

Blue Lotus Chai’s Traditional Masala Chai can be made in just a few seconds – simply add hot water. You can also add milk and your favorite sweetener to enjoy drinking it more if you have a sweet tooth. 

Related Article: Does Chai Tea Latte Have Coffee In It?

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7. Rooibos Tea

This lightly sweet, fruity red tea from South Africa – Rooibos tea – is a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants. My Red Tea’s Rooibos Tea is 100% pure, all-natural, and free from caffeine – an ideal drink for people looking for an excellent vegan coffee alternative. 

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8. Dandelion Root Tea Latte

Dandelion root tea latte is a healthy vegan coffee alternative to your morning cup of coffee, with a similar color and taste. It is very beneficial for supporting the liver and balancing female hormones. This gluten-free drink contains chicory root, dandelion root, roasted barley, rye, and sugar beet extracts.

9. Organic Ground Roasted Barley

Barley is the most popular alternative to coffee in Italy. They have a beverage called caffè d’orzo – barley made using an espresso machine. Orzo Coffee’s Organic Ground Roasted Barley is caffeine-free and suitable for people who have diabetes. 

10. Lemon Water

Choosing an alternative for your cup of coffee doesn’t need to be complicated – a glass of lemon water will do just fine! Drinking lemon water instead of regular coffee once in a while isn’t a bad idea. As we all know, lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which plays a vital role in our immune system. 

Refreshing lemon water drink on table
Lemon water improves digestion

It can also give you a nice energy boost and improve your digestion. You can also add other ingredients in addition to lemon slices and ice cubes, such as cucumber, mint, raspberries, or watermelon.

Author

  • Danico Dacillo became a fan of coffee when he was in college 'cause it helps him stay awake. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, but now working as a content writer. His passion for writing started when he was still in grade school -- as a sports news writer.