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Coffee Alternatives That'll Wake You Up (Sans all that caffeine)

Rasa is a wellness tonic/herbal coffee alternative with 3100mg adaptogens per serving. The 12-herb blend is part nutty, part sweet, and will help wake you up without typical caffeine jitters. 

-Natalia Lusinski

5 Caffeine-Free Coffee Alternatives That Actually Taste Good

RASA is another adaptogenic coffee alternative that gets its boost from herbs. Some of their bestselling drinks include Bold, a blend of nine adaptogenic herbs, and Original, a rich, roasty blend. If you want to try a few flavors before committing to a full bag, they sell sample packs of their entire collectionas well as bestsellers.

- Abigail Abesamis Demarest

Chef Jenné Claiborne’s Favorite Wellness Products

Check out Rasa Bold, featured in Vegan Chef Jenné Claiborne's favorite wellness products

Coffee Alternatives Are Trending, and Here’s What to Know about the Different Options

Adaptogens have played a role in medicine around the world for thousands of years, but consult a trusted healthcare professional before adding any to your wellness routine, especially if you take medication or are pregnant or nursing. Interested in trying an adaptogenic coffee but not sure where to start? Take the online quiz at Rasa to determine which blend is best for you. Or try a sample pack of every mix — all formulated by an herbalist.

-Leah Brickley

13 Excellent Coffee Substitutes for People Sick of That Damn Joe

I’m riding the Rasa wave until I burn my dang tongue off. This stuff—made from chicory, burdock, and dandelion—tastes vaguely of dark butterscotch. It’s not a perfect coffee imitation, but it’s a good adaptogen-packed alternative for people who like a dark, complex blend or want a late-night espresso without the tweaks. I’ll fill up my French press and sip on it all morning long.

-Ali Frances

6 Brands Dominating The Explosive Functional Beverages Market

Formulated by clinical herbalists and sustainably made, RASA products include herbal adaptogens designed to decrease stress and increase energy without relying on caffeine. In 2021, revenues increased 60% over the previous year and are projected to reach $10 million in 2022.

“Rasa is a seamless expression of my joy in creating a business that uplifts the entire ecosystem that it depends on, from employees to suppliers to customers to investors and beyond,” says van der Mersch.

—Mei Mei Fox, Forbes

6 Tasty Coffee Alternatives to Help You Wake Up — Without the Caffeine

Thoughtfully made with nine adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms such as rhodiola, schisandra, shatavari and cordyceps, along with roasted burdock, chicory and dandelion, this is a potent brew designed to boost energy and focus without jitters.

-Beth Lipton

A First-Timer’s Guide To Healing With Functional Mushrooms

One of the standout super-functional coffee alternatives from the brand is Magnificent Mushrooms. It is an extract powder packed with Turkey Tail, Reishi, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Tremella and Poria. A serving–or two–each day fortifies immunity, enhances energy levels, and optimizes how we face the world each day. Magnificent Mushrooms is also recommended for those looking to boost vitality and focus. The team at RASA adds, “Oh, and did we mention it’s the most potent on the market?”

—Bianca Salonga, Forbes

I Quit Coffee With the Help of This Dandelion Powder

Those adaptogenic herbs are great for strengthening the adrenal glands, she says. “They also taste amazing.” It has an earthy, nutty flavor and tastes better when mixed with cream or a creamy milk alternative like oat milk. It’s also delicious to drink Bulletproof-style (blended with ghee or other healthy fats). In case you’re not ready to give up caffeine completely, Rasa also makes a low-caffeine option, too.

-Liza Corsillo

Want To Protect Yourself From Toxins? Try An Herb-Infused Latte

“Among others, Rasa sources the beverage from ashwagandha, reishi, chaga and rhodiola, herbs commonly known for their positive effects on immunity, anti-inflammation and mental health. Van der Mersch believes the adaptogenic drink allows people to wear a 'stress suit,' or what she calls a 'nice padding between me and stress.'”

—Allison Yates, OZY

RS Recommends: Can Mushroom Coffee Replace Your Morning Joe?

“Coffee might dominate our mornings, but it’s not the only way to kickstart your day — or necessarily the best. Some people, tired of jitters, over-dependency, upset stomachs, and a built-up tolerance to caffeine, are now replacing their morning cup of Joe with mushroom coffee. And they might be on to something: the best mushroom coffees could bring attractive benefits including calm, all-day energy and a stronger immune system.”

—Oscar Hartzog, Rolling Stone

Need a Boost? Try These Delicious Mushroom Coffees For Focus

The Best Caffeine-Free Option: Rasa Adaptogenic Coffee Alternative

Though not technically "coffee" because it's caffeine-free, this herbal mushroom coffee is great to have around if you sometimes reach for decaf, or are trying to cut out caffeine entirely. Each 7.5-gram serving contains chaga, reishi, plus other herbs, like rhodiola and ashwagandha (another kind of adaptogen).

Reviewers commented it’s delicious, nutty, and slightly reminiscent of chai. This pick is certified-organic, sugar-free, Whole30-approved, and also has the benefit of providing digestive support.

-Ileana Morales Valentine

#NATIVEweek No. 83 • FN Team’s Fall Equinox Must-Haves

“I‘ve been trying to find more natural alternatives of morning energy instead of the go-to matcha, so I've replaced it with a cup of this adaptogenic herbal coffee replacement. No gluten, caffeine, sugar, or coffee! Perfect remedy to get you going without the disservice to your adrenals.”

—Sierra, for Free & Native

Lopa van der Mersch Founder & CEO of Rasa

“Having integrity really helps me to be productive. If I am proud and fully standing behind all of my decisions in the business, and I am executing in the business in accordance with my values, then I don’t have energy, thought, and money tied up in feeling like I didn’t quite do the right thing. Having a strong compass of values helps me to make decisions faster and choose *which* decisions to make more quickly, as well.”

—Lopa van der Mersch, founder of Rasa

Try These Healthy Alternatives To Coffee And Transform The Way You Energize

"For most people, a pot of morning coffee is a mandatory step of their AM routine that gives them a jolt of energy that gets them through the day ahead. This is not the case for everyone. For others, a mug of java can trigger their nerve systems leaving them with physical jitters, lingering anxiety, insomnia, and even panic attacks."

—Jenn Barthole, EBONY

Quitting Coffee + Some of My Fave Coffee Alaternatives

“Another adaptogenic coffee brand I am obsessed with, that was started by a working mama who needed to get her coffee fix but wanted to do so in the healthiest way possible. They have 7 adaptogens & 2 mushrooms, plus 4 other herbs that are great for detox, lymph health, and digestive support.”

—Jordan Younger, The Balanced Blonde

Want To Give Sustainable and Socially Conscious Holiday Gifts? Here's How.

“I love consumable gifts because they don’t lead to clutter, they are very fun, and they are a special treat while often serving a purpose (meaning less waste!). Consumable gifts can be fancy or special food items, beauty products, candles, or more. ... RASA offers a health-supportive herbal coffee blend that comes in compostable packaging.”

—Sara Weinreb, Forbes



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Eat Green Make Green

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The Simple Ayurveda Podcast

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Medium Well Podcast

This episode of Medium Well is as informative as it is entertaining! Today I interview Lopa Van der Mersch, Founder & CEO of Rasa, an herbal coffee company. Lopa has such an interesting and unique story which we dive into, as well as her approach to wellness, why she started her adaptogen-based herbal coffee brand, the challenges of sustainability in business, and more

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Reclaim Your Health

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Not Another Wellness Podcast

Natalie and Lopa talk about how Rasa started, where motherhood and business intersect, adaptogenic herbs and their effects, how coffee affects the body, coffee and the doshas, acknowledging and listening to our natural energy states, and Lopa’s favorite way to make a Rasa latte.

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Bio Alchemy Podcast

Explore the health and healing benefits of Rasa’s herbs, what adaptogens are and how they help your body beat stress and maintain homeostasis, what eustress is, sustainability in business, and so much more.

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Highest Self Podcast

Ever heard of adaptogens? These intelligent herbs actually work with your body giving you exactly what you need, whether it’s more energy or more relaxation. Learn more about them during this conversation with Sahara Rose and Lopa van der Mersch, CEO and founder of Rasa.

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My Gratitude Attitude Podcast

Lopa chats about how the adaptogens and herbs in Rasa help her cope with the stress of being a full-time mom and biz owner. Plus get an inner look into the backend logistics and operations of launching Rasa.

Fit, Fierce and Fabulous

Courtney chats with Lopa about her journey to discovering adaptogens, how food and spirituality align, why we need to think about soil quality, what it’s like to be in a cult, and how to be compassionate towards yourself and others.

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Healing Powers

Lopa and Laura Powers discuss adaptogens and the possible benefits of coffee alternatives.

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Flowerlounge with Katie Heiss

How adaptogens build your energy from the inside out, herbs for slowing the aging process, Lopa’s biggest challenges and victories as an entrepreneur, and how rituals can create spaciousness and bring you closer to your loved ones.

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Rise Up For You

What Rise Up means to Lopa: ”Sometimes you feel that life is being done to you. I feel the opposite when I hear Rise Up For You if that which is the sense that myself is rising up to meet myself!”
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Nutrition Unscripted

We chat adaptogens, how they're useful for the body, and how Rasa came to be. Tune in for a fun-filled, adaptogen-loving episode!

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Caring for Your Energy Levels and Healing Eating Disorders One Meal at a Time

In this episode, Katya speaks with Lopa van der Mersch. Lopa is CEO of Rasa, a brand dedicated to making natural formulas to help ease the stress of modern life and care for our energy levels, naturally.

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