Yerba Mate, Green Coffee, & Green Tea: The Best Blend of Caffeine

By Matthew Pineda February 02, 2021

10 min read

You may already be hooked! From a morning cup of coffee to an afternoon matcha latte, most of us have a routine for getting our daily dose of caffeine. If you can’t imagine life without it, you are definitely not alone. Caffeine can be what helps you tackle your day and maybe even get out of bed.

We don’t blame you for needing caffeine every day (we are all in the same boat here)--but sugary energy drinks and lattes might be doing more harm than good. It is the type of caffeine you are drinking that can be important for your overall health and well-being. Have you ever thought of trying a natural caffeine blend? 

Plant-Based Caffeine

Say goodbye to jitters and sleepless nights. Our unique blend of sustainable plant-based caffeine is made with a blend of yerba mate, green coffee, and green tea. You don’t have to sacrifice your caffeine dosage - each can of Marquis contains 100 milligrams of plant-based organic caffeine. For some perspective, an average cup of coffee (about 8 ounces) contains about 95 milligrams of caffeine. 

You also don’t have to sacrifice taste because Marquis is naturally sweet with Stevia. Stevia is a naturally sweet plant that contains zero calories. We use Rebiana A 98%, a high-quality strain of stevia so you get the best of both worlds: sugar-free and sweet!

Keep reading to get a breakdown of our favorite caffeine blend: yerba mate, green tea, and green coffee. 

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate has earned its title as the “drink of the gods” for many reasons. Yerba Mate is made from the leaves of the plant species Ilex paraguariensis tree native to South America. Traditionally it is brewed and served through a dried-out gourd and sipped through a metal straw with a filter. 

So, how much caffeine is in a yerba mate? Yerba Mate’s caffeine content can average at about 80 milligrams of caffeine depending on the type of yerba mate and how it is brewed. The caffeine effect of yerba mate is truly different from other drinks. 

Yerba Mate has the dual action of stimulating and soothing. This is due to its adaptogenic properties that help regulate your body’s systems. The relaxing compounds of theophylline and theobromine may also be responsible for this soothing effect. Yerba Mate’s health benefits make it a staple in our one-of-a-kind blend of caffeine.

Green Coffee

“Green Coffee” beans are coffee seeds (beans) of coffee fruits that have not yet been roasted. The main difference between green coffee beans and regular coffee is this roasting process. The roasting process reduces the amount of chemical chlorogenic acid. This breakdown of chlorogenic acid into synthetic acid lowers the coffee bean’s natural health qualities. The higher level of chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant, in green coffee beans is the main root of its health benefits. 

Many use green coffee to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. This is because chlorogenic acid in coffee reduces the absorption of carbohydrates, lowering blood pressure and insulin spikes all while improving your cholesterol.  

It also has become popular for weight loss. As the green coffee bean is said to burn fat faster. Research suggests that chlorogenic acid can help you burn glucose and stored body fat. Our bodies can quickly absorb chlorogenic acid making it easy for us to take advantage of its nutrients. 

Does green coffee bean extract have caffeine? A regular cup of roasted coffee contains about 95 milligrams of caffeine. The same serving of green coffee contains about 20 milligrams of caffeine. Green coffee can help you get your coffee caffeine fix in a smaller dose that won’t trigger those jitters. Plus, you will absorb all that chlorogenic acid goodness we were talking about.  

Green Tea

Green tea has been used for medicinal purposes in China and Japan for thousands of years! Green tea has more potential health benefits than other teas like black tea. Green tea is higher in protective polyphenols. The major polyphenols in green tea are flavonoids (catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)) which act as powerful antioxidants. 

According to the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health, a small number of studies suggest that both green and black tea can have beneficial effects on blood pressure and cholesterol! Green tea is popularly used for relieving digestive symptoms, weight loss and it’s caffeine content!

Let’s get to the real question: how much caffeine is in green tea? An eight-ounce cup of green tea usually contains somewhere between 20 and 50 mg of caffeine. Not all green tea is made the same as it depends on different types and how it is brewed. Some people turn to green tea as it increases energy levels, concentration, and mood. Due to green tea’s caffeine content and health benefits, it is a crucial part of our Marquis formula. 

Wake Up Energized

Marquis yerba mate energy drink

When you hit that mid-day slump, reach for a Marquis to reinvent your energy. The ingredients of your new caffeine fix are the most important. Marquis was started out of the drive to find a healthy boost with a reasonable amount of caffeine. We find the freshest, real ingredients to create each can! 

You shouldn’t be ashamed of your caffeine intake! When you find a healthy caffeine blend, without added sugars and flavoring, caffeine can actually be a good thing. Caffeine can act as a stimulant, improving cognitive function and overall noggin health. 

Simplicity at it’s finest - we suggest the natural caffeine blend of Marquis. We handled the hard part of curating the perfect balance of yerba mate, green coffee beans, and green tea, providing you with a gentle lift to take on the day. All while sourcing organic and all-natural ingredients to make our caffeine blend the healthiest choice. 

Now all you have to do is choose your favorite flavors to incorporate throughout your busy day! 

Pro-Tip: Try our Marquis assorted pack to narrow down your favorites!
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