Coffee or Matcha, what's better?

Apr 25, 2022

You are addicted to coffee, but you know that Matcha is better for you. How can you make the change without falling victim to headaches and moodiness.

Most people who drink coffee are, to some degree, addicted to it. The idea of starting a day without a cup of coffee seems unthinkable. Coffee addicts who have tried to stop drinking coffee admit to falling back into the habit because they had terrible headaches and became incredibly moody. Most likely, you have either experienced this yourself or heard stories about it from a friend or relative. You would like to stop, but you are unsure how to do it. You would like to drink Matcha instead, but you do not know whether you can overcome your coffee addiction. Fortunately, other people have had the same problem before, and this article will tell you how to switch from drinking coffee to Matcha - without the nasty side effects.

Step 1: Truly understand why coffee is not that good for you.

Apart from being quite addictive and coming with a few unwanted side effects like nervousness and restless legs, coffee has a few adverse effects on your life. Once you truly understand them, giving up your coffee habit will become a lot easier. After all, why would you want all those negative things in your life? You might even already be familiar with some of the adverse effects of coffee without connecting these problems to what you drink. Some of these include stained teeth, high blood pressure, a racing heart, insomnia, risks for pregnancies (e.g., lower weight of the baby at birth), and even problems in the bedroom.

Step 2: Truly understand how Matcha can make your life better.

Once you have had a good look at how coffee can harm many areas of your life, you should see how Matcha can have quite the opposite effect. Various studies have examined and explained the positive impact of Matcha on your health. They are easily accessible and provide in-depth information that will open your eyes to the powers of a simple yet complex beverage with a unique taste profile. Combining the knowledge of these positive effects with the knowledge you gained from step 1, following through with the change from coffee to Matcha will become even easier. 

Step 3: Commit to your new goal.

With all that new knowledge in your head, you are ready to commit to your new goal. Maybe you already have a good reason for wanting to change to Matcha. You might want to solve your problems with a lack of libido, you might want to lose some weight and have heard Matcha is great for that (it is!), or you feel like you need to get rid of the jitters that come with the consumption of coffee. The important thing is to commit to your goal. Ideally, you should write it down and put it in a place you see every day, e.g., the fridge door or on top of your bathroom mirror. Then you have no excuse to say, “I forgot that I wanted to switch from coffee to Matcha.”

Step 4: Find the best way to enjoy Matcha.

People can enjoy Matcha in more than just one way. Most people turn high-quality Matcha powder, like YOOCHA Matcha, into a lovely hot beverage in just a few simple steps. Other people might not enjoy Matcha as a hot beverage. This is not a problem at all. You can make Matcha “cocktails”, use it in cooking and baking, or sprinkle it on your breakfast cereals or porridge. Matcha powder also works nicely as a treat with some vanilla ice cream. Of course, that should not be your daily way to have Matcha if you want to lose weight. These examples show that Matcha is very versatile, and if you find the way you enjoy Matcha most, it will be even easier to make it part of your daily life.

Step 5: Do not try to go “cold turkey”

One mistake people make is to go “cold turkey.” This means that they immediately give up on every single cup of coffee. The result is a horrendous headache, a bad mood, and maybe even other withdrawal symptoms, depending on how much coffee you usually drink on a typical day. While we encourage the change from coffee to Matcha, we do not want you to feel horrible. Be realistic and be kind to yourself during this journey. If you suddenly stop drinking coffee altogether, you might feel so unwell that you decide it is not worth it and will stay stuck in your coffee addiction.

Step 6: Gradual changes

This means that you need to switch from coffee to Matcha step by step. A good start is to swap your afternoon coffee for a Matcha. See how it makes you feel, and after a few days, you will most likely notice a difference. You will feel ready to cut even more coffee out of your day. Sooner rather than later, you will feel confident about feeling better with Matcha. Soon, you will only drink Matcha, even first thing in the morning, and you will see how this helps you set yourself up for better days with more focus and a calmer kind of energy.

Step 7: Forming and keeping a new habit

It will not take long until you notice that drinking Matcha (or consuming it some other way) has become a new habit. Generally, forming a new habit takes around 28 days, about a month. If you arrived at this article with the question “How to switch from coffee to Matcha?” in your head, you have already started with your transition. You are already ready to form your new habit. This article is merely here to help you along the way, and hopefully, you will soon see how beneficial your new habit is to your life. Once you have incorporated Matcha into your daily routine, the most important thing is to stick to it.

Final thoughts

Once you have weaned yourself off coffee, you might wonder whether your relationship with coffee is now completely over and done with. Should you never drink a cup of coffee again? Do you always have to resist the call of that double shot cappuccino at your local coffee shop? Don’t worry: the odd cup of coffee here and there won’t do you any harm and won’t make you fall back into a coffee addiction. There is nothing wrong with enjoying a nice cup of coffee, as long as you don’t stop drinking Matcha as your regular hot beverage, especially if you have specific goals (e.g., weight loss, more libido, less stress, better focus).

Remember that you always need to keep an eye on your Matcha stock, so you do not run out. Before you use up your last grams of powder, make sure to order a good quality Matcha like YOOCHA Matcha, which is very tasty because of its pure ingredients and helps with your concentration and memory.

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