I need to break up with coffee. That’s what I’ve promised myself for the last 15 years, but just like any toxic relationship, it’s tough to shake off for good. In fact, without a cup of joe to stimulate my mornings, I suffer all the telltale signs of withdrawal: headaches and general grouchiness. But how do I stop craving “the most widely consumed psychoactive drug”? MUD\WTR’s healthier coffee alternative—which founder Shane Heath spent over a year perfecting—just might be the key. As a self-proclaimed coffee junkie, I put it to the test! Here are 8 reasons it actually helped me kick my coffee addiction.