When I went to Vancouver B.C. a few years ago, I discovered this coffee substitute called “Krakus”. Wow, I never knew that there was a beverage available that tasted like coffee without the caffeine and side effects. Krakus came in a brown tin can and smelled so yummy! With half and half, it tasted just like coffee. Since then, I have never been able to find Krakus in the US. It seems to be only a Canadian product. So I went on a mission to find another coffee substitute.
I searched high and low, checking every gourmet grocery store I could find, in big cities as well as small towns around the Bay Area. I have tried Postum, Pero, and Teccino and let me tell you, they were all disappointing!
I was ready to give up, when one day, I came across Inka coffee substitute. Inka doesn’t taste weird like the other coffee substitutes. In fact, Inka Naturalis is the only one that tastes very close to Krakus. Inka is made of roasted barley, rye, chicory, and beet roots. There are no artificial ingredients. Just place a rounded teaspoon of Inka Naturalis in a cup and add boiling water. Then add cream and sugar. I recommend half and half because it will give you that rich, creamy coffee taste.
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