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    Can cacao drink replace coffee (drinks) in the morning?

    By the way, I said cacao drink, not cocoa drink. then what is the difference? If I were "neanderthal", I would say " Cacao Gooood. Cocoa Baaad".
    Cacao is the chocolate's raw ingredient (some of my coffee exporting friends in Guatemala also sell Cacao to other countries) that offers coffee like stimulation without crash. As we know, cacao contains little to no caffeine, but it has plenty of theobromine, a compound that acts as a gentle stimulant. So, according to some study, it gives you a smoother, crash free boost of energy.

    Actually, I drink this quite often when I am in Guatemala. Most of cafes serve cacao drinks along with coffee drinks.

    so, what do you think? cacao drinks can replace coffee in the morning?

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    In Colombia, I get a choice of hot cacao or coffee with breakfast when I eat out

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmark View Post
    In Colombia, I get a choice of hot cacao or coffee with breakfast when I eat out
    What does it taste like? I imagine it tasting like a watered-down, bitter dark-chocolate flavored beverage that you need to add sugar and milk to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
    What does it taste like? I imagine it tasting like a watered-down, bitter dark-chocolate flavored beverage that you need to add sugar and milk to.
    yes, I drink quite a bit in Quetzaltenango, guatemala also.
    it is very common to find this cacao (not cocoa :+) drinks in cafes.
    yes, it taste like watered down, slightly bitter chocolate flavored beverage.
    you could add sugar, but hardly anyone does.

    if you ask me, it does not really taste good (perhaps I am also used to drink cocoa drinks in US), but just like anything else, you will get used to the flavor and you will get to like it soon or later.

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    In Colombia..........I use sugar, but it is a little thicker there than Guatemala

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmark View Post
    In Colombia..........I use sugar, but it is a little thicker there than Guatemala
    Did you drink cacao drinks when you were at Quetzaltenango, in our company?
    I do not remember.
    anyway, there is cafe luna, just right next to my company where serves the best cacao drink (and the most famous cafe for cacao drinks in our city), so next time when you come in March next year, we will go there and try few different types of cacao drinks.
    that would be really interesting....

 

 

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