Coffee substitutes are a variety of products that are less shocking to our organism. Coffee has an intense effect on us resulting in spikes of energy. An extremely high energy is always followed by an extremely low. Coffee also affects our sleep patterns and often we are not even aware of that. Many coffee drinkers will say that they can have coffee even before going to bed and fall asleep instantly. Well, it might be true, but in the long run, you become immune to caffeine and for the same effect you need to decrease the dose. This is why a cup of coffee won´t have the same effect on a heavy drinker and on an occasional drinker. Our body creates resistance, and since caffeine has an addictive component, it becomes harder and harder to quit.
This is why coffee substitutes make a great healthier alternative. Black teas, chicory or mushroom coffee all have a similar color, smell, and even taste, without any after-effects.