An anachronism is something that is chronologically out of place or time, in the sense that it belongs to a former age that is incongruous with the present.
Here at the CoffeeTrade Company, we don't mind being regarded as an anachronism. Actually, the way we approach things is somewhat old-fashioned and harkens back to bygone days of "roll-up-your-sleeves" hard work and ingenuity. After all, it was that same ingenuity and self-determination that
fueled the production of coffee alternatives when the real thing was in short supply, too costly, or unavailable.
In many ways, though, Ersatz is quite contemporary and fills a growing need.
The well-known coffee substitutes of yesteryear are no longer being produced.
We aim to fill that void, which is where our ingenuity and self-determination come into the picture. Countless hours of experimentation and trial and error and painstaking record keeping have yielded a satisfying alternative.
Ersatz is for those whose lifestyle, dietary, or religious preferences require an alternative to coffee.
What's in Ersatz? Roasted rice, roasted peas, and roasted chicory, in a brewing-bag (teabag). Ersatz is: Caffeine-free, Gluten-free (and Barley-free, unlike some of our competitors), Lactose-free, Soy-free, Peanut-free, Nut-free, Casein-free, All-natural, and actually, believe-it-or-not, tastes good!
Why serve Ersatz?
We are a small company and do many things manually, including roasting our ingredients in smaller quantities and packaging the product by hand. The result is something we think you'll enjoy and appreciate. Order Ersatz today.
"Coffee substitutes" have been used for centuries, especially when wars hindered the international shipping of coffee beans. These substitutes have been fabricated of many roasted grains, etc., but often with little flavor. FINALLY, experimentally roasting late into the night, our food alchemists have formulated the perfect coffee ALTERNATIVE ( i.e. a warm beverage you CHOOSE to drink ):
We hand-craft Ersatz, a caffeine-free "coffee alternative" with a delicious roasted-grain-and-nutty
flavor. It is sold in unbleached-paper brewing-bags, each one making an 8-ounce cup of brewed ErsatzCoffee. (Steep in one cup of hot water for 3-5 minutes; delicious with cream/sugar!)