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Great coffee substitute - equal to Roma and Cafix for a bit less
on December 19, 2014
Six months ago we gave up coffee and now we hardly miss it. We tried "Roma" and we're really impressed, and then ordered Cafix and Pero. In the final analysis, I think I have to go with what another reviewer wrote - they're all so similar that you might just want to go with whichever is cheapest at the time.
The main difference is that Pero comes in a very lightweight container and is in a powder form. Roma and Cafix come in a heavier traditional coffee jar and are in crystal form. Is there any difference between powder and crystal? In taste, no. I think you can get by with a little less of the powder than the crystals... in fact, the crystals report 100 servings per jar, and perl powder reports 133 servings so that's kind of a big deal. The powder doesn't mix as well in warm water, but you probably don't drink it that way anyway. In hot water it mixes just as well.
So try 'em all, but if I had to order again, of the three, Pero would likely be what went into my shopping cart. Just as good, with more yield. Unless you think the jar is worth the extra cost, try this.
We did an actual side-by-side comparison of three coffee substitutes that we found on Amazon.
Although I'm happy with all of them, if pressed to pick an order, it would be:
1. Cafix crystals - very neutral in flavor
2. Pero powder - perhaps a little richer - hint of grain flavor
3. Roma crystals - a little more 'grain' flavor