Choffy (roasted cacao)
Choffy is a hot beverage made from ground cacao or also known as ground cocoa beans.
It is brewed similar to coffee, but steeped a little longer. For instance, in a French press the directions say to steep Choffy for 5 minutes, while coffee is usually steeped for just 3 minutes using this method.
We Tried Choffy
We were sent some Choffy to sample. I prepared it using the French press method and opted to drink it black like my coffee.
Choffy tasted like a weak hot cocoa. It was mildly bitter but not as bitter as black coffee. I would describe the taste as enjoyable and as a nice alternative to coffee, especially in the evenings.
What's in Choffy?
There are several things that make Choffy a pretty healthy beverage to consume. Cacao is widely known for it's high antioxidant levels and feel good chemicals.
A cup of Choffy has more antioxidants than a cup of blueberries. Choffy is also rich in theobromine which is a chemical closely related to caffeine, but with slightly different effects on the body. It produces more of a "feel good sensation" than the "alertness" caffeine ussually provides.
23 milligrams of caffeine is the estimated amount for Choffy. You are instructed to make a 6 oz. cup of Choffy with 2 tablespoons of ground cacao. This should be around 10 grams and there is, on average, 2.3mg of caffeine per gram of ground Cacao.
A Great Alternative to Coffee or Tea
If you are looking for a hot beverage with less caffeine than coffee or if you don't like the taste of coffee or tea. Choffy is a great alternative, especially for chocolate lovers who like the taste of chocolate, but don't want all the calories usually associated with cacao based beverages.
For more info on Choffy, visit their website here.
Ingredients in Choffy (roasted cacao)
100% ground dark roasted cacao beans
Sugar content: Contains no sugar.Compare Sugar Content
Choffy (roasted cacao) contains 3.83 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (12.96mg/100 ml).