A week or so ago, I wrote about how I could not live without coffee here. Then again, I wrote about the most effective and keto-friendly coffee replacement. Some of you reached out and told me how it’s not the same; how you still prefer a steaming hot cup of coffee and sipping instead of chewing. I can totally relate!
This is not to say that my recommended coffee alternative does not come in highly-recommended, because it is. In fact, a lot of you have also told me how convenient and easy it is to take. There is no need to wait for it to cool, or to head to the kitchen or pantry just to get a cup because it can be conveniently kept anywhere since it is individually packed.
However, to lend an ear to my dear readers who still prefer their hot cuppa joe, yours truly decided to go and search for the best keto-friendly coffee mix. I figured that the middle ground between a good cup of coffee and convenience is a coffee mix. All you need to do is add hot water, and voila!
Finding a coffee mix that will help you reach ketosis and burn fat was such a fun experience. I had to try out a few products in a span of two weeks to see which one worked best for me in terms of taste and how I felt after. After careful deliberation, I easily chose Tokelau Coffee Packets. As we go through today’s post, I will share with you things I have learned about Tokelau and the reasons I liked this best.
Tokelau MCT Coffee was created by Jon Stojan. His inspiration was drawn from his family who has a history of adult onset diabetes. Determined to change his fate, he tried and tested a lot of diet and fitness programs reaping little success. He then discovered the ketogenic diet and swapped carbs and sugar for healthy fats. Jon lost over 40 pounds in just a couple of months. Like others in the keto community, Jon discovered the energizing combination of coffee and MCT oil. With his love of coffee and healthy fats, he assembled a team of food scientists, taste testers, and other relevant experts to create Tokelau MCT coffee. Tokelau’s mission is to make every keto dieter’s lifestyle more convenient.
Let’s get to know Tokelau MCT Coffee. As mentioned earlier, the Tokelau Coffee is made from the combination of coffee and MCT oil, making it CK or Certified Ketogenic. First things first: The coffee used by Tokelau is grown and sourced from the slopes of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in Mexico. Because of the high elevation, climate, and rich volcanic soil, the coffee is of premium quality with a few chocolate notes.
The next component is the MCT oil. MCT or medium-chain triglycerides are unique fats derived from coconuts. They are known to increase ketones to be used as clean energy for your brain and body. Furthermore, they help drinkers feel full, helps give quick energy and increase focus. Another awesome thing about MCTs is that it is not stored as body fat.
What Is Keto?
Keto or ketogenic diet is a lifestyle that is all about eating healthy fats to make your body produce ketones.
What Are Ketones and Why Is It Important to Increase Them?
Ketones or ketone bodies are byproducts of the body when fats are broken down for energy when carbohydrate intake is low. In other words, it is an alternative body fuel that comes from the fat we eat. When you are on the ketogenic diet, you do not consume carbs and sugar so instead of tapping these sources of energy, your body relies on fat. This is how the ketogenic diet burns fat. As you go through this process, your body produces ketones, therefore helping you reach ketosis. Ketosis is a natural state of the body when it is almost completely fueled by fat. So elevated ketones mean you are most likely to reach ketosis.
Among all the products I have tried, Tokelau is actually the only one that is CK or Certified Ketogenic.
That alone made a really good impression on me. As important as that is to me, the certification is not the only thing I am after. I had to taste it and see how it affects me. After my order arrived, I decided to wait another 24 hours to make sure that the remnants of the previous coffee I tested are completely out of my system.
The following morning, there was no need to bust out the coffee maker. All I had to do was tear the coffee packet and add hot water. I stirred and took a whiff of it. The coffee scent that we, coffee lovers, love so dearly is present. When I took my first sip, I noticed that it was a little oily, but nothing my plant-based milk could not fix. What I loved is how Tokelau Coffee has that subtle chocolate notes. The sweetness is just right.
This coffee woke me up instantly, something that is not out of the ordinary because that’s what coffee does for me. So, I had to see how Tokelau affects me throughout the day. Whenever I would arrive at the office, I would normally need another cup of coffee, but to my surprise, I was still fresh upon arrival. I got through two long meetings in the first half of my day. 2 pm came, and I am usually thirsty for coffee by this time, but I wasn’t. I ended up taking another cup of coffee at 4:30 pm. It is safe to say that I lasted 2 and a half hours longer than I normally did.
All in all, Tokelau MCT Coffee is something I would definitely drink, especially whenever I would need an extra shot of energy. If you are looking for a keto-friendly beverage that is easy or you simply cannot give up coffee, Tokelau MCT is the cup to go.