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This instructable will show you how to make a caffeine-free substitute for coffee from roasted and grounded okra seeds.

Step 1: What You'll Need…

Ingredient: A lot of okra seeds

Tools:

  1. French press
  2. Coffee beans grinder - I substitute with a blender because I don't have a grinder :-(
  3. A pair of scissor
  4. A pan (for roasting the seeds)

Completion Time: 20 minutes

Where to buy?

No need to buy if you plant your own okra.

Step 2: When to Harvest the Seeds

Okra is best eaten when its edible green seed pod is tender and crunchy.

However, sometime I forgot to pluck in a day or two, and the pods become fibrous hard not worth to be eaten.

I wait for another week until the pod's skin become wooden and hard.

When the tip of the pod split open, you know that the seeds have mature.

Use a pair of scissor to cut the bottom pod's stem.

I tear open the pod to reveal the seeds.

Step 3: The Roasting and the Grounding

I roast the seed in a medium heat until the seeds start to emit an aroma indicates its done.

When the roasted seeds still warm, I put it into the blender (even better if you have a coffee beans grinder) to ground it.

Note

You can grind it into coarse or fine depends on your likes.

Step 4: The Steeping

I put the fine roasted okra seeds into the french press and add boiled water to steep.

Step 5: The Brewing

I let it brews for a while.

Step 6: The Taste

I press the french press and pour into a cup and then, I have a sip.

The taste? Just like a caffeine-free coffee!

...Straight from your own land!

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<p>How many grams of okra seed will it need to make 1 liter of coffee? We need it for our feasibility study :D</p>
<p>Thanks for commenting.</p><p>I used the link below as a base reference, else it's up to self preference.</p><p><a href="https://blackbearcoffee.com/resources/83">https://blackbearcoffee.com/resources/83</a></p>
<p>just made some before I found his site. I used a hand burr bringer and a Moka pot. Roasted seeds till they popped. Wow this is good!</p>
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<p>Dont know if id call it coffee but awesome instructable</p>
Thanks for commenting.<br>In my search of information about okra, I found a little bit history of the okra seeds that form a caffeine-free substitute for coffee. Its happened when importation of coffee was disrupted by the American Civil War in 1861, the Austin State Gazette said, &quot;An acre of okra will produce seed enough to furnish a plantation with coffee in every way equal to that imported from Rio.&quot;<br>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okra<br>
<p>well i learned something good thats awesome to know. maybe i would call it coffee than. thanks for the info</p>
<p>My pleasure :)</p><p>Thanks for commenting.</p>
<p>Wow, very good job!</p>
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what an interesting thing you have done here!
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<p>Your Instructable proves that one can make &quot;coffee&quot; out of almost any roasted, edible seed. Thanks for this example.</p>
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<p>Now I have another coffee substitute to add to my <a>forum topic</a>!</p>
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This looks really cool I will have to try it. Thanks
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