PhotoA new coffee alternative has hit the market, and it makes big promises. Science of Living (SOL) Natural Foods has introduced their Macaccino: a beverage made from a hand-roasted mix of maca root and other organic coffee ingredients.

It uses its dense nutritional makeup to out-perform coffee, providing the drinker with a feeling of vitality and alertness without the shaky feeling, crashes, and addiction associated with caffeine.

Macaccino boasts a clean, more genuine energy that lasts much longer than other highly-caffeinated beverages. It’s tasty, too, with a flavor reminiscent of a blend of coffee and dark chocolate.

What is maca?

So what is this magical ingredient? Maca root, the key ingredient in Macaccino, has long been used as a supplement for athletes, as a holistic health aid in South America and as a healthy part of every night’s dinner for residents of Peru. The superfood has been reported to naturally increase energy, mood, and immunity.

"Maca is probably the best­ kept secret of today's mainstream superfoods," stated Aaron Glassman, owner of SOL Natural Food. "Our goal, as always, is to help people live healthier, more sustainable lives, and this product does both in a powerful—and delicious—way."

Macacchino is a smart alternative to those who drink coffee as a daily pick-me-up, said Glassman, because it has none of the addictive qualities of caffeine (making it safe for adults and children alike).

Good for the planet

The beverage not only promises to be kinder to your body, but kinder to the earth. 

Macacchino produces very little waste in its production, and leaves a much smaller footprint on the planet than coffee. Harvested by local Peruvian farmers, the maca-root is sustainably-sourced and leaves behind no deforestation.

Water conservation is also considered in the production process. One gallon of coffee requires a staggering 1,056 gallons of water from field to cup; the same amount of Macaccino uses a mere four gallons.

The energy-boosting beverage can be served hot or over ice -- and since no brewing or grinding is required (just add hot water), Macaccino blends can be ready in an instant.

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