JavaFit Diet Plus Coffee
JavaFit Diet Plus is one of the fortified coffees created by the Javalution Coffee Company, which was founded in 2002. The company specializes in fresh, “enhanced gourmet coffees” that are marketed to consumers as well as to commercial distributors/vendors. In addition to the “Diet Plus” product, Javalution’s consumer line also includes “Energy Extreme,” “Focus Plus Multivitamin,” and “Immune Plus Multivitamin” brewed coffees. A line of fortified, ready-to-drink lattes is pending.
Manufacturer’s Description: JavaFit® Diet Plus is a high-energy, fat-burning gourmet coffee that helps you stay fit. There is nothing “diet” about the taste of this full bodied gourmet coffee. Brew it like any other gourmet coffee and enjoy its robust aromas, body and flavor. With JavaFit Diet Plus, you can increase metabolic rate, burn more fat, suppress your appetite and exercise longer. Each JavaFit product is formulated using Latin American gourmet beans, creating a delicious full-bodied flavor.
|Serving Size 1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving
Coffee Arabica Beans (Ground) 4.5g
Proprietary Blend 670mg
|Garcinia Cambogia (50% HCA)
Citrus Aurantium Extract (10%)
Chromium Polynicotinate 75mcg
|Other Ingredients: Coffee Arabica Beans, Proprietary Blend (Garcinia Cambogia, Citrus Aurantium Extract, Caffeine USP, Chromium Polynicotinate).|
Comments: I picked up a 12 oz package of Diet Plus ground coffee from bodybuilding.com for $14.99. The recommendation “for best results” is to drink it 30 – 60 minutes before exercising, so that’s exactly what I did. I always drink my coffee first thing in the morning, so after knocking back a cup, the hubby and I headed to the gym to do some fasted cardio.
I thought the coffee had a pretty good flavor and aroma for a ground coffee. In addition, it provided the “jolt” I normally expect from my morning “cuppa joe” and provided good energy over the 40 min. I spent on the elliptical. I can’t say that I felt any particular “burn” or extra thermogenic effects (such as extra sweating), but – on the other hand – I didn’t feel hungry or hypoglycemic, either. This is a plus, as fasted cardio is something that I normally don’t care to do for precisely those reasons.
Paul has reviews on the nutraceuticals added to JavaFit: chromium polynicotinate, Garcinia cambogia extract and Citrus aurantium extract. Overall, none of the three really provides impressive results. At best, this combination of ingredients (in conjunction with the caffeine) can provide a modest metabolic boost and some appetite suppression. Fortunately, Javalution does not make any extravagant fat loss claims for their product, and present it only as “…a great tasting gourmet coffee that helps us along the path of achieving our fitness goals.” ‘Nuff said.
While JavaFit seems to “work” well enough within the limits noted above, I have mixed feelings about it. It’s a nice idea and a decent product, but it doesn’t quite fit in with the way I drink coffee! I typically drink coffee only once a day…but it’s quite a brew. I like it a) ground fresh from whole beans; b) strong; and c) served in my favorite, 14 oz mug – black and filled to the brim. Like I said, JavaFit is good “…for a ground coffee” – but it’s not quite as good as what I’m used to. In addition, the added nutraceuticals forced me to choose between drinking less coffee, or consuming a larger amount of the ingredients (which include ADDED caffeine) than recommended. So if your coffee drinking habits are anything like mine, this is something to take into consideration before trying a product like this.
|Taste:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Quality:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Efficacy:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Value:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.6 / 5)|