Science of Living (SOL) Natural Foods, an organic food and beverage company, announced its Macaccino, an organic roasted maca beverage. SOL's Macaccino blends are made in the USA from a hand-­roasted mix of maca root and other organic ingredients, and have a flavor reminiscent of a blend of coffee and dark chocolate. Because of its dense nutritional makeup, Macaccino provides the feeling of vitality and alertness that one feels with coffee, but without the jitters, crashes, and addiction associated with caffeine.

Maca root, the superfood key ingredient in Macaccino, has been reported to naturally increase energy, mood, immunity, and libido. It has long been used as a weight-lifting supplement for athletes, as a holistic health aid in South America, and as a healthy part of every night's dinner for residents in Peru. Using sustainably-sourced, hand-roasted maca root, Macaccino is an all-natural coffee and energy drink alternative that uses dense nutritional value to out-perform caffeine.

"Maca is probably the best­kept secret of today's mainstream superfoods," stated Aaron Glassman, owner of SOL Natural Food. "Our goal, as always, is to help people live healthier, more sustainable lives, and this product does both in a powerful—and delicious—way." Glassman emphasized that, for those who look to coffee for their daily pick­me­up, Macaccino is a smart alternative. Macaccino has none of the addictive qualities of caffeine, and is safe for adults and children alike.

Beyond being healthier for the body than coffee, Glassman shared, the drink also leaves a smaller footprint on the planet. No deforestation occurs in the farming of the product, and while one gallon of coffee requires a staggering 1,056 gallons of water to produce from field to cup, the same amount of Macaccino uses a mere 4 gallons. As an instant beverage, Macaccino requires no brewing or grinding, and more importantly, produces very little waste in its production. Dedication to sustainable practices, including resource and water conservation, is a core value of the company, which originally began using roasted maca in drinks at its famous Santa Monica restaurant, the Golden Mean Cafe, in 2009. This mindset extends to sourcing the maca, which is hand­picked by local Peruvian farmers. A portion of each purchase of SOL's products is also donated to one of several partner conservation groups.

Macaccino can be served hot or cold over ice and is perfect for active and busy lifestyles. SOL Natural Foods offers three distinct Macaccino flavors: Original Maca Blend, Magical Mint, and Black Maca Reserve.