I was so excited to come across Mellow Rooster on Instagram. I love all things coffee and would be considered a coffee snob, as some call it. As much as I love it, I do feel the need and desire to cut back on caffeine— especially in the afternoon. Normally I would have a cup in the morning and then make an iced coffee in the afternoon. I know it disrupts my bodies process to sleep when it’s time, plus I tend to feel anxious overall. I started out with an 80/20 mixture of coffee and Mellow. I LOVE IT! I enjoy an herbal taste, so to have that is delicious to me. I plan to eventually get rid of caffeine all together, but in the meantime I’ll continue increase the ratio, especially in the afternoons. I make regular Chemex cup in the morning, and usually aeropress/ iced coffee in afternoon. Both are delicious with the Mellow mixture. Thank you!
I quit coffee recently and was thrilled to find Mellow Rooster as an alternative. After drinking it a few weeks, I now prefer it to coffee. Thank you Mellow Rooster! I’m in love.
For health reasons, I've attempted to quit coffee on and off for years but always went back missing the taste and comfort it brought. This is the best herbal alternative I've ever tried. After ordering, I immediately ordered a few more to give to friends to try. It's delicious. Definitely recommend.
I worked as a barista for several years and recently quit caffeine/coffee, but I have been craving the bitter and delicious taste of brewed espresso. This delicious tea certainly hits the spot for me! It's give that desirable full body taste without the full body jitters!
FOLKS - not only does this product have awesome packaging, the inside is even better and will tickle your tastebuds. You will not be disappointed! Coffee drinkers BEWARE - you will be converting to tea once you sip on this cup of full flavour. Knock those jittery caffeinated habits for a mellow experience that will bring you nothing but joy and health benefits!
Also, thanks to Mike for expedieting my shipment based on demand for our themed gift baskets! We have no doubt that these will fly off our shelves when we introduce it to the public (if we don't hoard it for ourselves), it is unique to anything else in the area!
Jodi Rose (Canada ON)
This was suggested to me by a fellow ulcerative colitis sufferer as a coffee alternative but I didn't like it at all. Nothing about it tasted like coffee to me and it was horrible and bitter. Even my husband, who likes everything, hated it. I'm sure that my opinion won't make the reviews because all I see is positive reviews but I still wanted to express our opinion. I really hate that I wasted my money on this tiny bag of yuck.
Love the honest feedback, but bummed you had an unpleasant experience. We're working on creating 'how-to-brew' instructions to ensure Mellow is being made just the way we're sippin' it over here. It's totally possible that you simply didn't like it. Thank you so much for giving us a try, Wendi. We appreciate you. Please contact us at email@example.com and we'll do our best to turn this negative experience into a positive one.
I received Mellow Rooster as a gift. after my first cup, I went online and ordered two (2) packages! I just wish it came in bigger sizes! I am a coffee holic, I can honestly say that now I am a Mellow Rooster holic! Thank you for this wonderful product!
Thank you so much, Debra!
I've been looking for a natural alternative to caffeine to give me energy after being put on an anti-inflammatory diet that restricts coffee and tea intake. When I came across this at Thump Coffee I was bummed they didn't offer it as a drink at the cafe, but decided to give it a whirl as I am desperate for an alternative. I tried it for the first time this morning straight up (no milk or sugar) and was seriously impressed how much it tastes like coffee! It also gave me a natural boost of energy which has continued until past lunch time - without the jitteriness or increased heart rate I would sometimes get with caffeine.
It does have a mild earthy taste to it, but I think that could easily be masked with milk or creamer. It was also a little chalky as I got to the bottom of my cup, but that may have been due to the tea strainer I used. I most likely will need to buy one that can handle straining a fine powder, which is what this product is. It looks like really fine coffee grounds.
Overall I am trilled with this product so much that I had to go to the website to share. Thank you for creating this amazing coffee alternative to make my transition to a healthier life a little easier.
KR - Seriously grateful for YOU. Thump will be restocked very soon!
I'm so impressed by this product. Seriously. I'm a coffee addict but recently came to terms with the fact that I was consuming too much coffee in the afternoon which was affecting my sleep. Then a friend recommended I try Mellow Rooster. I was honestly beyond skeptical. But when I made my first cup, before even drinking it, I was already pleasantly surprised at how much it actually looked like coffee. The colour, texture, everything. Then I tasted it, and damn. If it was ever at all possible to come up with a blend of herbs that remind us of coffee, then that's it. I don't think it can get any better than this. They got it just right. I'm so excited to have something I actually enjoy and look forward to drinking in the afternoons. It's become a new ritual now, to feel "mell as hell." ;P Thanks Mellow Rooster!
I’ve tried my fair share of herbal coffee but NONE of them even come close to how amazing Mellow Rooster tastes! If you have yet to try it out, you truly are missing out! Perfect for those who want coffee without the caffeine, jitters, crash! Can’t recommend enough!
Kennedy - You're the best! Thank you for being a true fan <3
Holy cow. I’m speechless. Finally trying your amazing blend and it legitimately tastes like coffee. And I’m someone who’s motivation to get up every morning is a cup of joe. Y’all have proved me wrong and I couldn’t be happier🙌🏻👏🏻
Ana - we couldn't be happier to hear how happy we made you... even just for a moment. That's what it's all about!
I have tried so many coffee alternatives and nothing else compares to Mellow Rooster. The flavor is incomparable and their staff/customer support is top notch. I feel truly valued with every purchase. What a great company! Amazing product and phenomenal customer support, it doesn't get better than that.
Please don't stop, Mariah! We love seeing your name pop up in our orders!
If you haven’t tried Mellow Rooster, you’re missing out. It tastes deliciously earthy like your coffee fix without the crash or jittery feelings. I drink this while intermittent fasting without any creamer and it’s perfect. Add a little oat milk, and your tastebuds will be delighted.
I am caffeine free (I don’t drink decaf either), but I love coffee. Mellow Rooster is a great alternative! Great taste without the caffeine!
Dwanice! Our loyal customers mean the world to us! Thanks for being with us for as long as you have. <3
Mellow rooster is the best coffee-alternative that I've found. I love that there's no caffeine whatsoever but the addition of ashwaganda gives a nice boost in the morning. The minimal waste is a cherry on top!
I’ve been through so many versions of herbal coffee to kick my coffee habit and this...this is the only one that I’ve come across that not only easily takes the place of coffee, but the big thing is, I enjoy it. I’d rather have this actually, I wish our local coffee shop had it to brew up so I could have it there too...you know the atmosphere isn’t the same at home. It’s super clean and supportive the body and that’s really important. Thank you Mike!!
Had a chance to try some OG Rooster yesterday, a tea blend from Mellow Rooster. As an avid coffee snob and ex-barista I am well versed in everything to do with fancy coffee- kyoto drip, advanced cold brew methods, flavor profiles of specific regions, etc.
As a self-identified coffee snob I can honestly say that this decaf coffee substitute is a wonderful way for those with koffee cravings to experience their much needed cup of warm or cold deliciousness without the stomach churning acidity found in coffee or the caffeinated rush in caf or decaf blends.
If you love coffee but can't drink it for health reasons such as autoimmune or stomach issues I highly recommend giving Mellow Rooster a go!
This herbal coffee blew my mind. It's just as the website describes: refreshing, calming, and utterly delicious. In fact, I'm adding it to my bedtime routine! Looking forward to many more evenings sipping this excellent creation.
I cannot describe the feeling of being able to drink something that tastes a lot like coffee and makes me stop craving coffee in the afternoon. Plus: 1) no caffeine, so no immediate tachycardia and 2) no worries about whether or not I'll sleep well at night. Life changing!
Mellow Rooster is a delicious alternative to coffee. I can’t drink coffee due to its acidity but Mellow Rooster provides all the benefits without any downfall. It’s a great way to start to day!
Jessie - It makes us so happy to be able to bring coffee back into you life. Enjoy as much as you'd like bc it's totally healthy for you. Thank you!
100% caffeine free, natural energy from actual nutrients and not stimulants, acid-free which helps improve your alkaline balance but...... best of all this stuff deceivingly tastes just like coffee. This is my go to when trying to back off from the coffee beans, or anytime after 2pm. I've tried many herbal coffee alternatives, this one takes the cake hands down. The only problem I've ever had is keeping this stuff around long enough. I've literally got all my co-workers and household hooked. Do yourself a favor, stop messing with the rest and try the best!! I recommend french press brewed, oat milk, and a splash of Stevia! Cant go wrong! Stay mellow my friends!
We ARE the best, huh? Thanks for the support and spreading the love! Word of mouth is 100% the way to go. Much love and respect! Cheers.
I’m absolutely obsessed with my Mellow Rooster herbal coffee. I honestly feel more energized drinking this over coffee and there’s no crash. The flavor is absolutely amazing and while it doesn’t taste exactly like coffee, the taste is similarly earthy and comforting. Definitely give it a try!!
Mariah - Thank you for being so loyal to us. We see you and appreciate you! Cheers!!
I drink 2-3 mugs of coffee a day and have zero intentions of stopping. Unless it's after 2PM - in which case I'm reaching for a bag of da rooster. You might be asking, "why not decaf?" And that's because the process used to decaffeinate coffee beans is weird AF. I repeat: DECAF COFFEE IS WEIRD AF. And Mellow Rooster is not. Fruits and roots brewed pour-over style with a heavy splash of creamer is my favorite afternoon pick-me-up. GETCHU SOME.
AW bringin' that real talk! Love reviews like this. GOTCHUUU forever, A. Thank you, thank you, thank you. <3
I am a coffee drinker and I LOVE Mellow Rooster! It tastes best with some Oatly and a dash of stevia! I drink it anytime of the day - I love the acidity and not feeling caffeinated all times of the day. I got my brother hooked, and he got his office mates hooked. They are currently having an office competition of sorts to determine the best way to brew it. Personally, I love it with my French Press.
Oatly is our faaavorite. Try making a cold brew using your French Press! Clutch. Thank you so much for the love, Julie ❤️☕️
Coffee can be very acidic and if I drink too much of it, I get heartburn. This is the alternative! I usually take a few days to a week off from coffee each month, and Rooster keeps me feeling energized and I still get to enjoy a warm (or iced) morning drink.
Rooster is also a great treat in the afternoon since it is naturally caffeine free and is great with Almond milk, coconut milk, or full fat whipping cream. Love this stuff!
Thank Heather! I love that you specified 'full fat' - go big or go home! Cheers, Heather <3