What is Taika?
Perfectly calibrated, Taika is a ready-to-drink, adaptogen-infused coffee, designed to keep you calm, focused and clear. Functional, healthy and amazingly delicious. It’s not just coffee.
Are you on Instagram?
We thought you'd never ask. We're posting things pretty regularly at instagram.com/taika.
What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are plants, herbs and functional mushrooms that help your body adapt to stress.
What does the name mean?
Taika is the Finnish word for magic.
What's the company’s mission?
Our mission is to make the world tastier and healthier. We want to help people live healthier lives by redesigning the food and drinks that billions of us consume daily to be both delicious AND authentically good for you. Being healthy shouldn't be so hard.
Are your drinks vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO?
A, B and C - ALL OF THE ABOVE. The BLACK COFFEE and MACADAMIA MILK LATTE are paleo + keto friendly too.
Are your drinks nut free?
Our Black Coffee and Oat Milk Lattes are free of nuts, but they're made in a facility that does process tree nuts (but not peanuts).
As you might have guessed, the Macadamia Milk Latte does contain tree nuts.
Are your drinks gluten-free?
All our drinks are gluten-free.
Are your drinks dairy-free?
Yes. All our drinks are plant-based and cow-free. That being said, they are made in a facility that also processes dairy.
Do you test on animals?
Other than our team? Never. No. That would not be good.
Can I drink Taika if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
We aren't doctors so we can't provide medical advice. We strongly recommend consulting your physician or another qualified health care provider before consuming Taika, especially if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.
Are your ingredients lab tested?
All of our ingredients are GRAS certified by the FDA. Our functional ingredients are lab tested for purity and heavy metals by an independent third party laboratory.
How do you milk an oat?
Legally, we’re not allowed to tell you. Anyway, drink our delicious latte and try not to think about each individual oat having its own set of udders.
What makes Taika different?
Well first off, it's not just coffee. Taika is a perfectly calibrated blend of coffee and adaptogens that balance caffeine's highs and lows for a smooth, clear experience.
Our adaptogen blend includes:
Caffeine: ENERGY - we developed a patented process for naturally controlling caffeine to deliver a perfectly calibrated boost.
An amino acid found in tea leaves that counteracts some of the negative side effects of caffeine (jitters, crashes) and helps improve focus
A leafy, flowering plant that helps you cope with daily stress and promotes calm.
Lion's Mane: CLARITY.
An odd-looking mushroom that supports memory, concentration, and cognitive function.
A mushroom that supports the immune system and aids the body in coping with daily stress.
Cordyceps militaris: ENERGY.
A mushroom that supports better energy levels, stamina, and physical performance. This is completely vegan - unlike Cordyceps sinensis, which is a weird half caterpillar half mushroom hybrid - look it up.
How much caffeine does it contain?
Taika contains a perfectly calibrated dose of only 130mg of caffeine per can which is far less than most canned coffees. This is the ideal quantity of caffeine for humans and dolphins to consume and is only possible due to our patent-pending process for controlling the natural caffeine content in coffee. For reference, a regular 12oz cup of coffee contains about 200mg and a typical cold brew has 250mg.
What type of sweeteners do you use?
We don't add any sugar to sweeten our products. Our MACADAMIA LATTE and OAT MILK LATTE are naturally sweetened with monk fruit and allulose.
What is monk fruit?
Monk fruit extract is a natural zero calorie sweetener that comes from monk fruit - no surprises there - or luo han guo. It's a melon-like fruit that grows on a vine and is in parts of China and Thailand.
What is allulose?
Allulose is a "rare" sugar that's naturally found in small quantities in figs and maple syrup. It has the same clean, sweet taste you expect from sugar but almost zero calories and virtually no impact on blood sugar - think of it as "all-u-lose". It's also keto-friendly.
What flavors do you have?
We currently have three different flavors of Taika:
MACADAMIA LATTE - a sugar-free, keto-friendly latte that tastes like melted coffee ice cream. This is the first macadamia latte on the market.
OAT MILK LATTE - a creamy, plant-based latte that tastes like cereal milk. Dolphin smooth, an ideal amount of caffeine and no sugar added.
BLACK COFFEE - a brilliantly smooth, bold brew, never bitter. Unsweetened and keto-friendly.
How long is Taika good for?
We suggest enjoying your Taika before the expiration date printed in the bottom of the can - however, we suspect you're going to drink it much sooner. The best before date is 12 months from date of production.
How many cans can I drink a day?
Listen to your body. We're not the boss of you. We've found two cans a day give us the best vibes and clarity. But and this is a big but - we're definitely not doctors and this is not medical advice - so we strongly recommend consulting your physician or qualified health care provider before consuming Taika, especially if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should I store my Taika?
Taika is best enjoyed cold and should be refrigerated once opened.
Where do you source your ingredients?
We source the highest-quality, ethically-traded ingredients from our trusted suppliers. Our coffee is sourced and roasted by our favorite roaster 49th Parallel in Vancouver, BC. You can read more about their sourcing practices here: https://49thcoffee.com/pages/sourcing
How is your coffee brewed?
We brew our coffee using a proprietary process that combines the best of hot and cold brewing techniques to maximize flavor and extraction.