I don't drink much coffee- about a week or every two weeks. Recently I've been really clearing up my diet because I had an addiction (and I do not use that term lightly) to sugar. Apart from eating horrendous amounts of sugar in a day- the equivalent in vegan 'milk' chocolate of a huge cadbury dairy milk baras well as dessert in the evening and maybe even chocolate orother sweet things in the day.Not that I ate that much *every* day, but my consumption of sugar was dangerously unhealthy. (Vegans can still clog up their arteries lol!) Anyway, since I've been detoxing I've got really bored of drinks in the day (since they were often sweet.)I normally have 2 cups of green tea and the rest is herbal teas or water, but withdrawing from the hot chocolates (up to four a day before) has been quite hard and I've really craved something with a bit more substance. Also, Iprobably craved the caffeine to some extent, bearing in mind all the chocolate I was eating. So, in my macrobiotic info/cook book (fab recipes, I shall share some of them) I saw that they use a coffee substitute, often one called Yannoh. I've known about coffee subs for a long time but thought I'd actually try some, so today I bought myself some 'No Caf' by Whole Earth. The result? It's not that strong, but does indeed taste like milky coffee. Because I'm working towards incorporating the macrobiotic principles in my life, I haven't been having much soya milk at all, but thought I'd try it this once...I keep reminding myself that this whole detoxing thing is a process and I don't have to aim for perfection straight away. Anyway, do you drink coffee substitutes? Do you like them? Which one do you like best? Would you considertrying them? Interested to hear your views and experiences, bearing in mind the popular [link=http://www.healthypages.net/forum/tm.asp?m=440401]Sugar and Caffeine[/link] thread. PS- Grain coffee is so called since it is usually made from barleyandrye which is then mixed with chicory and sometimes even figs and acorns.