I love coffee … but it doesn’t love me back … I’ve tried decaf coffee, and I still have issues. Since coffee is naturally caffeinated, the process of decaffeination only removes about 97% of the caffeine. In some decaf blends, I have found that even less is removed.

As a result of my experience over the last few years, I have tried a variety of other warm beverages that are 100% caffeine free. My current favorite is a product called Dandy Blend.


The flavor is so smooth and it’s so easy to use. While I don’t enjoy instant coffee, I love the instantly mixable ease of making a cup of Dandy Blend. Other than heating the water, there’s no brewing time necessary!

According to the product web site, Dandy Blend is made from the water-soluble extracts of roasted roots of dandelion, chicory and beets plus grains of barley and rye. There is a naturally occurring sweetness from the fructose in the dandelion and chicory. I sometimes add stevia to my cup of Dandy Blend, but you could just as easily skip the sweeteners.

And … there are 50 trace minerals in each cup of Dandy Blend. Minerals are something that we just don’t get enough of from our standard diets. So any opportunity to add these valuable nutrients is terrific!’

If you’ve tried to go caffeine-free and struggled, Dandy Blend might be for you. If you prefer decaf in the evenings, there’s another reason to try this product. Let me know what you think!