Coffee Without The Jitters? La Jollan Says Her Company Has A Way To Lesson Caffeine’s Effects


“We’re ready to change the industry,” La Jolla resident and Quokka Brew partner Talia Chaloub says of her company’s efforts to make coffee without caffeine’s jittery side effects.

Chaloub, who attended Bird Rock Elementary, Muirlands Middle and La Jolla High schools before completing a degree in biopsychology at UC Santa Barbara in June, said she got involved with Quokka Brew last year.

The company, started in 2018 by UC Berkeley undergraduates, sells single-serve, ready-to-drink coffee mixed with monk fruit sweetener, Madagascar vanilla and oat milk and enhanced through the addition of four central ingredients: L-theanine, blueberry extract, ginseng and green tea extract.

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