This coffee can be made all year round, but to get the best size of dandelion roots harvest them around February & March just before they flower.
- Dandelion Roots
Scrub the roots to ensure they are clean from soil.
Dry them or oven roast them at a low temperature until brittle to the touch.
Grind up the roots and store in a clean dry jar.
To enjoy this coffee, boil the powder in a saucepan until the water turns dark brown like espresso and you can smell the “coffee”. Then pour into your cup as per normal instant coffee. The great benefit of this coffee substitute is that not only does it taste almost the same as coffee and have a great robust and smooth savoury flavour but it also has zero caffeine in it. If you are looking to cut back on your caffeine this may be the answer for you.