Kratom and Coffee: A Family Tree

If you love coffee, then you might want to try kratom if you haven’t already! Kratom and coffee are both members of the Rubiaceae plant family. You can use white kratom as a coffee substitute or create your own kratom infused lattes.

Similarities Between Kratom and Coffee

  • Both have alkaloids. Caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine) is the main alkaloid in coffee and stimulates the central nervous system. Kratom’s two main alkaloids are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Mitragynine is associated with increasing alertness similar to caffeine’s effects, but it does not cause the drastic effects that coffee has on some heavy coffee drinkers. Both caffeine and mitragynine can support energy levels and alertness. Kratom users do not experience the equivalent of the extremes such as a “caffeine crash” or jitters from too much caffeine.
  • Both have a bitter flavor. Some people love a tart taste while others dislike it. The good news is that you can doctor up your drink (whether it contains coffee, kratom or a blend of both) with your favorite flavorings whether you are trying to mask the taste or enhance its earthy notes. You can have a lot of fun making personalized concoctions.
  • Coincidentally some of the more prized Kratom and coffee strains are grown in the same Southeast Asian regions.

Why Kratom is a Good Replacement for Coffee

Kratom users report that they do not experience the caffeine crash that coffee gives them.They get a boost from kratom that is long lasting without the negative aspects of caffeine. High quality coffee may be a suitable choice for lots of morning beverage lovers, but many people find Kratom more beneficial than coffee.

Selecting premium Kratom may be generally more healthy than many popular coffee brands that may contain additives, preservatives and contaminants that you will not find in Kats Botanicals Kratom products. Kats follows a rigorous testing protocol in which Kratom products must meet the safety and quality standards at the critical manufacturing points. Testing is conducted by independent, third party labs to ensure compliance.

Optimizing Kratom’s Benefits

You can potentiate or enhance the potency of kratom powder especially if you want quicker effects or stronger sensation. Apple cider vinegar and certain spices like turmeric and cayenne pepper can enhance the taste and effectiveness of kratom.

About Kats Botanicals Kratom

Kats Botanicals offers a broad variety of kratom products including powder, capsules, shots, gummies and flavored drink mixes. If you would like to find out more about popular kratom alternatives to coffee, please contact us! We would be happy to discuss our products with you. You can also visit our provide Facebook page where over 7,000 customers and founder Justin Kats share ideas about how to integrate kratom use into your busy lifestyle.

Written By Staff

The staff writers for Kats Botanicals have been researching and writing about Kratom products for more than 5 years, and have a combined experience of over 35 years of writing in the healthcare and supplement industry. The team has a keen understanding of the topic, remain current on all FDA and industry news, and use their expertise to generate engaging and informative content to help educate consumers on Kats Botanicals’ products. Each article is fact-checked and includes sources to scientific data to ensure readers receive the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.

Reviewed By Justin Kats

Justin Kats, founder of Kats Botanicals reviews and approves all content before releasing it for posting on the Kats Botanical website. Justin has been a tireless advocate for the benefits of  Kratom since 2012. As a champion for botanical therapy, Justin created a Facebook group where more than 12,000 people discuss botanicals, and Kratom. He has also assisted more than 80,000 customers since the inception of his business and works directly with a single source farmer to ensure the purity of the products he sells. He also performs rigorous lab testing because he understands what it takes to get a high-quality and safe product to market.

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