I went on down to the hippie store today and found a coffee alternative, Tee.cci.no, which is caffeine free. It is made of carob, barley, chicory, dates almonds, hazelnut flavor, dates, and figs. I am giving it a try this morning. I use a french press, which if anyone is not familiar, it's a glass beaker that you pour hot water and coffee grounds in, let it steep for four minutes, and then push down the strainer and pour a delicious cup of coffee. So, I first tried the Tee.cci.no this morning following their directions, and it was watery. So, I poured that out and tried my standard 2 rounded tablespoons to 8 oz. of water, and this cup is better. It is not coffee, though. Hopefully, I will acquire a taste for it. I struggled with what flavor to get. They had a regular flavor, but it was a "mild roast." I like french roasts and espresso roasts, the bold stuff. This hazelnut flavor is a medium roast, but I'm not crazy about flavorings in my coffee. If anyone knows of a similar product that tastes like french roast coffee, let me know please!