Happy Coffee – My Honest Review

I recently went to a doctor because I have had a variety of aches and pains plaguing me for several years and I had run out of ways to compensate for them or to rationalize them away. After seeing the results of several x-rays, my doctor diagnosed me with moderate to severe arthritis. Wow. This wasn’t going away.

My tolerance level for pain is fairly high; I have given birth, had a colonoscopy, experienced a kidney stone and recovered from surgery, all without taking any pain medication. On the other hand, I have a tendency toward depression and this news about my health was devastating!

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How could this be happening?

Now that my children are grown, I am just discovering who I am as an individual. The highlight of my life recently has been to enjoy nature and spend time with the people I love, either hiking or going out for coffee. Now, both sitting and walking are causing physical pain, yet the emotional pain is what really wears me down.

Other aspects of my life have also taken a toll on my mental health. What would I do about money? Traveling had also become a favorite activity so I had started a new job to fund my new hobby. In less than three months, I had to quit working because it was causing too much physical pain, even for me.

Even though my physical symptoms are bad enough that I would qualify for disability, I do not see that as an option. There must be something I can do! Unfortunately, training for a new career would cost more money than I have at my disposal and I didn’t see a way to fit this in with my other responsibilities, especially that of operating and working for my own cleaning service.

Being the miserable self-centered wretch that I am, I did what many extremely introverted people would do in the same situation: I vented on social media and I started searching for solutions on the internet.

My First Breakthrough

The first breakthrough came when I was searching “how to avoid disability”. I was looking for some type of program that would enable me to receive occupational training while maintaining or increasing my income. There are programs to help people who are already receiving disability benefits, but nothing for those of us who wish to avoid that path altogether.

Discouragement was taking its toll when an ad popped up. (Don’t you just love being interrupted by those annoying pop-up ads?) The ad was from a disabled gentleman who had learned how to make money on the internet through affiliate marketing. Blogging had always appealed to me because:

  1. I am an introvert.
  2. I love to write.
  3. I want more money.

Nevertheless, I had tried before without success. Within my first couple of months, I had been locked out of my account and couldn’t figure out why. Even though blogging hadn’t worked for me in the past, I desired the freedom that comes with a laptop lifestyle. Maybe it was worth another try. After all, I was being offered the opportunity to learn the right way to do it which included the possibility of earning while I learned and two websites to get me started. The best part of the deal was that it was free! Yes! I had found my answer!

After signing up for the free trial, I started this website and one for my cleaning business and I love it so much that sometimes I roll out of bed at 4:00 a.m. to work on my sites because I would rather do that than sleep. You can learn more about the training program at WEALTHY AFFILIATE. I include this information in all fairness to let you know that I was already experiencing a certain level of “happy” before I found Happy Coffee.

My Second Opportunity

Those who know me well are probably well aware that I am a strong advocate of self-medicating. My drugs of choice are, you guessed it, chocolate and coffee. When my niece contacted me to suggest a product that might help with my arthritic pain all I saw was two words: chocolate and coffee! Do I need to tell you that I placed an order without even reading the rest of her message?

About a week later, my package arrived and I was eager to try my new products. Instructions cautioned against plunging right in and drinking both the coffee and the chocolate at the same time, taking them at the same time as medications, or mixing them with other coffee. I took it slowly.

My first experiment was to add half of a scoop of the cocoa to a cup of brewed decaf coffee, as a substitute for the baking cocoa that I often used. Ugh! It was SO gross! I am not used to adding sweetener to my coffee and I was not prepared for the shock my taste buds had just received. Yuck, yuck, yuck!

After that initial trial, I began a series of experiments until I found a combination of chocolate and coffee that I actually liked. I also experimented with the timing because I was already taking a prescription drug for inflammation and a couple of over-the-counter supplements to help my brain function.

The Results Are In

I think I have been using the coffee and/or cocoa for about a month now and this is what I have noticed:

  • I am happy! In spite of my tendency to give up easily and be depressed when things don’t go my way, I am not just plugging through, I am HAPPY!
  • I don’t feel jittery. One of the drawbacks to drinking coffee is that I am very sensitive to caffeine and although sometimes I cannot resist a second cup, I usually regret it because it makes me feel jittery and agitated.
  • I have more energy. I have never had this much energy! Flowing from one task to the next and taking on more responsibilities has become easy for me.
  • I have more mental clarity. Already, my brain was healthier than ever since I gave up sugar several months ago but this is a whole new level of clarity. Sometimes I walk into a room and go, “Oh”. I suddenly see how it should be. When I am not blogging, I am busily reinventing the rest of my life. I’m constantly finding more efficient ways to do chores that I have been struggling with for years.
  • I quit snacking. Food had become my go-to whenever I felt agitated. If I got “stuck” while working on an article or updating my budget, I reached for food. It was my transition switch.
  • I haven’t been eating chocolate (gasp)! Because I only eat dark chocolate, because it is the only sweet treat I usually partake of, and because it actually has some health benefits, I normally at chocolate throughout the day every day without guilt. Well, I did. Lately, I haven’t really wanted it. There’s a basket of small dark chocolate bars sitting on my kitchen counter right next to my coffee pot and it’s getting ignored. Wow!

Here is a visual that shows the benefits that come from drinking Happy Coffee. (Gee, look here, I got the name wrong.) The cocoa has the same benefits as the coffee without the caffeine. I haven’t even tried the xanthomax yet. Right now, I feel as if life is about perfect and I don’t need anything else.

One last thing.

Because I am so in love with this product and it fits with my theme of chocolate and coffee (and, ahem, I like discounts), I joined the company as an affiliate.

If you would like to try a sample, click Feel D.O.S.E.

If you want to know more about the product, click SMART COFFEE.

If you are interested in the business side of coffee, click ELEPRENUERS.

Offer feedback.

I am interested in your thoughts about the products I mentioned or in anything you have to say about chocolate or coffee. If you have anything to share, please comment below.

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31 Replies to “Happy Coffee – My Honest Review”

  1. Hi Thank you for this article. I can really relate to your words, as I myself am shy but have a willingness to write and become part of the digital lifestyle. I will be having a look at this for my business as I also love coffee and chocolate !!
    Thank you

  2. Hello there! I just watch you article, i like it! it makes me understand you a lot! I like that what you really think and you write it down in your article, and it is sad to hear that you have some disease, so glad that you not ain’t knocked down by all these! hope your body will getting better and better! I like the way you introduce your niche! So interest me! hope you can keep working on your website! is really good introduction! good luck to you!

  3. Hello there! I just watch you article, i like it! it makes me understand you a lot! I like that what you really think and you write it down in your article, and it is sad to hear that you have some disease, so glad that you not ain’t knocked down by all these! I like the way you introduce your niche! So interest me! hope you can keep working on your website! it is really good introduction! good luck to you!

  4. Hi Theresa, I love your honest writing style and your choice of images. Sharing your coffee making experiments has given me a few ideas of my own and I will check out your recommendations, thank you.

  5. My friends also said that they are so energic after drinking this. I actually want to drink it before workouts. Is the effect time any different than the other coffees?

    1. The coffee has caffeine, so if you are sensitive to that you may want to give it time to wear off before you sleep. The cocoa has the same benefits but without caffeine. It’s sweet, like hot chocolate and can be mixed with coffee if you like.

  6. Hi Theresa! Chocolate and coffee? You sound like my kind of girl! I came across your site when I was doing some research for Wealthy Affiliate. I too, joined the program about 6 months ago and it has been completely life changing! I love hearing that others cannot wait to get out of bed in the morning because they are so excited to get to work. I feel the same way! Every day. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and your magic coffee. I will have to take a look. Who wouldn’t love coffee that makes them feel amazing, lose weight and improve their health?! Cheers to you Theresa. I hope that you are feeling better! Sarah

  7. Reading your post was like reading about myself, it is incredible how people are after all so similar even from one side of the world to the other. 

    I have too joined WA and I am on the verge of recreating myself at the age of almost 50. Why not? It is never too late to do what you want to do and if you doing it with a lovely coffee by your side I think it is even better

  8. I can fully relate to your story. As someone who was withdrawn as a child, this forced me to develop my writing skills more than the spoken skills as writing and reading were my closest allies. This has provided a solid basis by which I can write articles and command the language. 

    Coffee and chocolate have long been held in good regard by the scientific community and I find it also incredibly interesting how some of the side effect (ie Jitters) are offset by adding cocoa. Do you use 100% cocoa of just a 80/95% in your brew?


    1. Hi, Richard. I continually experiment with my chocolate but most of the time I reach for 100% cocoa. On days that I do not drink the Smart Coffee, I will add a scoop of Choclovate to my regular coffee. It has the same benefits but without the caffeine. As I find it to be too sweet (with stevia), I add 100% cocoa powder and a little heavy cream. This makes a nice treat for me.

  9. Thank you for the informative post, I really like the way you highlighted your post direct from how you started the online business,the reason that took you there, the most interesting part is how you came up using your online business to bring out the joy in your life, personally I do like the chocolate products but I do fear as I always get some rumours that they lead to gain weight to which I always avoid, but as I have just learnt from your post is that chocolate and coffee can turn up to be a medicine, I always like having s cop of coffee every time I am writing blogs and post but of now I am sure to add some chocolate in it also to feel the taste, I am sure to subscribe to your newsfeed to learn more from your posts, thank you.

    From joy.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. Dark chocolate has many health benefits and tastes very good once you get used to it. If you can limit yourself to 70% dark or more and avoid other sweets, you may even lose weight. I did! It’s good to eat something like walnuts with your chocolate because it helps to slow down the sugar attack.

  10. An interesting story and your own personal results are a credit. I found the article quite lengthy to ‘get to the meat of it’, but I enjoyed it all the same.

    There are some negative reviews on the internet about Xanthomax with a lot of side effects mentioned. It might be worth reviewing those also. 

    1. Interesting, most people tell me that my articles are too short but I guess we are all different. I tend to prefer reading short articles that keep to the point as well. Thanks for pointing out that there are negative reviews; I’ll take a look. As with anything, we can’t please everyone. I appreciate the feedback.

  11. Hi Theresa,

    Awesome article, I really enjoyed the reading!

    I’ve never heard of the Happy coffee before reading your article. I am very surprised about all the benefits this coffee offers. I will definitely try this out, and I’ll tell you how it goes. Just a question, please. After how long time will I see an improvement in my general health? Can I drink as many cups of coffee as I want?

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    1. Many people purchase the six-day D.O.S.E. and feel the results by the end of that time. Usually, one cup of coffee is enough, especially when taken with the XanthoMax. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. You had me with coffee and chocolate! 

    I also suffer from arthritis pain, and I prefer to be a hermit as well. I drink coffee on a regular basis, I do not always have chocolate, as I do not eat many sweets at all. I do like iced mochas, have you tried this cold? 

    Trust me I was a complete skeptic of cold coffee! Just the thought of it made me cringe, but a co-worker bought me a frapiccino with 2 shots of expresso in it, I thought I was in heaven when I tasted it! 

    So my question is can we make a cold beverage out of this and get the same effects? 

    Thank you so much,


    1. I’m with you on limiting sweets! When I eat chocolate, I stick with the dark stuff–really dark. I prefer 100% dark chocolate over milk chocolate but usually stick with about 85% dark.

      The coffee would be okay cold but the Choclovate, which has the same effect without the caffeine, does not dissolve well. For cold coffee, I have another post on my blog that recommends a decadent chocolate-flavored coffee. You can read about it here: https://fortheloveofmocha.com/

      The coffee and chocolate are interchangeable and good mixed up: Choclovate in regular coffee or the Smart Coffee in hot chocolate. Of course, they are wonderful plain as well!

  13. Hey Theresa,

    What a fantastic article,  first I thought it might be a peculiar review type post but it’s really a pleasant surprise, to read your article.  

    Very Subtly, you have promoted both – Wealthy Affiliate and Happy Coffee at the same time.  I hope you continue to get the positive results from both WA & Happy Coffee.


  14. Wow! A blog post about two of my favorite substances, coffee and chocolate. It doesn’t get better than that. I also struggle with arthritis, but it’s not nearly as bad as yours. I’m a teacher and I’m on my feet a lot – I get stiff and sore but it’s manageable. 

    How wonderful that you found a company that sells high-quality coffee and chocolate drinks. I looked at the website and I’m very impressed! But I am wondering if the coffee is hard on the stomach.  I was diagnosed with GERD and was told to quit drinking coffee, but I won’t. I mix decaf coffee with regular caff to keep the caffeine at manageable levels.  I also buy low acid organic coffee and decaf from vendors on Amazon. 

    I guess my question is: Does this company produce and products to support the GI tract? And is their coffee and chocolate organic, organic is slightly easier on the stomach? Whoops, that is two questions.  😉

    Good luck with your arthritis. It sounds like you have a great mindset and a lot of determination. 

    1. Hi, Wendy: I love it when I run into a kindred spirit! I admire you for teaching, something I would never do but what an amazing way to impact your world!

      As far as the coffee goes, I would recommend using the cocoa instead. It has the same benefits as coffee, but without the caffeine. It is sweetened with stevia and too sweet for me but I have come up with something that works. I brew decaf coffee into my largest mug, add a scoop of the Choclevate and about 1/2 scoop of plain cocoa powder. A little heavy whipping cream turns it into a nice treat as well as a psychological boost.

      The coffee has a unique flavor and does not seem acidic to me, but I am more sensitive to flavor than the effect on the stomach.

      Neither of the products specifically advertise that they are organic. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Theresa I am so intrigued by your story and the relief you’ve found in these products. Although I don’t have arthritis, I do find myself (as I get, ahem, a wee bit older) facing some of the other issues the coffee and cocoa address. I have only recently learned about nootropics (from another WA blogger!) and am definitely eager to learn more. Thanks so much for sharing your story and the benefits you’ve experienced from Smart Coffee.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am fairly new to nootropics and heard of them through a friend. There are many sources for them that I have barely begun to understand what they are and what they can do.

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