Collaborator - 06. June 20

This Is What Happens When You Skip Coffee And Drink Guayusa!

Coffee is not only drunk en masse in Germany. For many it is a must before work, university or the gym. But why actually? Does coffee really wake you up? YES, sure! Does coffee make you more concentrated? Absolutely. Does coffee increase your performance? For a short time yes. So why give up coffee? He does what he's supposed to do.

The question of whether coffee is the right tool to shape your goals and your everyday life in the best possible way naturally presupposes the question of your personal goals.


The question of whether coffee is the right tool to shape your goals and your everyday life in the best possible way naturally presupposes the question of your personal goals. Most people use coffee to wake up, to be able to think clearly at all. For others, it's the pre-workout boost, or before the 90-minute lecture with Dr. Prof. sleeping pill and then there are the connoisseurs, who in the afternoon, when the sun is shining, sit on the terrace of the café around the corner to enjoy their piece of cake and coffee.

Our view of coffee is precisely that of enjoyment. Properly prepared, coffee can really be something very tasty. What it definitely isn't from our point of view is efficient! Maybe still effective, but we have an extra blog post on this topic, which you can find here.

If your goal is to be able to organize your everyday life efficiently, consciously, concentrated, relaxed and creatively, then this article is just right for you.



At this point, let me briefly and concisely show you the most important differences between coffee and guayusa. You can find more detailed information in our blog in the section ingredients and effect .

The antioxidants in coffee are only about 1/14 of what's in guayusa, and even green coffee (unroasted) doesn't even have half that.

The caffeine content of both plants is almost identical. The values ​​fluctuate depending on the type of coffee bean and origin. On average they are around 3%.

Theobromine and theophylline are both very valuable active ingredients that are known from cocoa and green tea. Above all, they increase oxygen uptake, brain activity and blood circulation. Guayusa also contains these two substances, but coffee does not.

L-Theanine is an amino acid that has been shown in many studies to have a very positive effect on the mental fitness of the brain, reducing stress levels in the body and stimulating alpha waves in the brain. Coffee contains absolutely no L-theanine.

ingredients Guayusa Coffee
carbohydrates 50-60% 35%
fats 7-8% 13-15%
proteins 14-15% 7-11%
sugar (natural) 5% 1.5%


If you want to use Guayusa as a kind of tool in your everyday life, then you should largely avoid coffee. For example, if you drink your usual cup of coffee in the morning, the effect of guayusa is almost gone and it will even have a negative effect. Why?
Imagine you have a fertilizer for your plants whose ingredients are particularly well matched to each other. A visit to the plant store reveals that a single nutrient in the fertilizer is responsible for the rich color. The next day you go back to the flower shop and buy this one nutrient as a single product and start feeding your plant with it as well. First your colors become more and more saturated, but then suddenly the leaves start to curl and they turn brown. It is similar with coffee. Coffee is like the single nutrient, the caffeine it contains serves as the single active ingredient to wake you up. Unfortunately, all other nutrients are missing, which compensate for the negative side effects of caffeine, such as tachycardia, tremors and sometimes erratic thoughts.


With Guayusa things are different. The active ingredients are matched to each other like a special fertilizer. Nature has done something very interesting here. As already described, the caffeine content is similar to that of coffee, but even after 2 liters of Guayusa per day there is no tachycardia or discomfort.
Responsible is the extremely high content of antioxidants, the amino acid L-theanine and the two active ingredients theobromine and theophylline. For each of these ingredients you will find here separate items.



It is precisely this interaction of the active ingredients. If you drink coffee and guayusa, the more caffeine means that more of the other active ingredients should also be present.
Another reason is the fact that the exposed caffeine in coffee has a very strong habituation effect on our bodies. The caffeine in Guayusa can have a correspondingly worse effect and the desired effect is not achieved.


There is no need to give up coffee altogether. Enjoy your cappuccino, but be aware that you should avoid coffee on days when you need the full effects of guayusa. It is best to avoid coffee 1-2 days beforehand.

Guayusa tea

Organic Guayusa from GUYA is original Guayusa from Ecuador. You can order our Guayusa directly from our shop and have it delivered to your home.

GUYA is Europe's first and largest Guayusa brand that offers you a large selection of Guayusa products. Our versatile Guayusa blends bring variety to your everyday life, keep you awake, focused and relaxed at the same time.

Since 2016 we have been working directly with farmers from Ecuador without intermediaries and have learned a lot about the processing of guayusa.

We look forward to your Guayusa order. 

Powder Guayusa

Buy pure guayusa tea powder. Our Guayusa powder offers you a variety of preparations without losing the organic quality.

Our PURE Guayusa Powder is original Guayusa, but particularly finely sieved to extract the powder particles . You can use the Guayusa powder in preparation of  a latte, cappuccino, espresso or for smoothies and pastries.

With the use of our Dripper , Guayusa powder can easily be used to prepare tea. The dripper's has a double-walled sieve that prevents the powder particles from getting into your tea. This way you can enjoy a delicious Guayusa tea without tea leaves in the water.


The Guayusa sets contain all our Guayusa tea flavours  as well as our tea accessories.Purchasing Guayusa in Sets is a best way to save money because  the Guayusa is in cheaper price in Sets than when sold as an individual product.

Our Guayusa comes from Ecuador and is organically grown there and traded fairly by us.

Each Guayusa set is put together differently and offers you a cheap alternative to expensive individual orders. Choose from sets with a teapot, tea glass, thermos flask, tea strainer and our 7 Guayusa varieties.


Our high-quality tea accessories made from stainless steel and special borosilicate glass have a long service life and can withstand all temperatures unconditionally! Find the right tea accessory for you in our online shop!

The glass products, as well as our stainless steel tea strainers, are suitable for any loose tea. All products can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher or under running water.

You can buy our products individually or in a combined package at a lower price.

Our tea accessories online shop also offers you a large selection of Guayusa tea which all together, as a set, make   an excellent gift.

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