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Homemade Dandelion Coffee.

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How to make your own coffee from the weeds in your garden.
 
 
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Step 1: Find some nice big dandelions.

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All you have to do is find some nice big dandelions preferably more than 1 year old.
Digg them out and chop of the roots. (Bytheway You can use the leaves for a nice salade)

Step 2: Prepare your oven.

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Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celcius or 350 degrees Farenheit.

Step 3: Cleaning

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Clean the roots and dry them a bit.

Step 4: Cut the roots

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Slice the roots in small strips this is to make them dry faster en roast them equaly.

Step 5: Dry the roots

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Place the sliced roots in the oven for about 1 hour.

Step 6: The dried roots

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After 1 hour of drying the roots are a bit darker.

Step 7: Grind the roots

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Grind the roots up with a mortar and a pestle or a grinder.

Step 8: Add some water

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Put a table spoon of grinded roots in a jug and add 1 coffee mug of hot water.

Step 9: Filter out the grinded roots.

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After about 4 minutes you can pour it thru a Sieve in your coffee mug so that the grinded roots are filtered out and enjoy your coffee.
jhone111 months ago
If you coarse lay grind the roots before roasting, then finely grind them after, they almost completely dissolve in the hot water. I love this drink and it is good for me.
elkliko (author)  jhone111 months ago
Thanx jhone1 i will try it that way.
ZeBadger1 year ago
Does it actually taste like coffee?
elkliko (author)  ZeBadger1 year ago
It does resemblance to coffee in appearance and taste on some way although it is a drink of its own, this is a substitute for coffee like ground roasted chicory root and some roasted grain coffee's which are sold commercially. Only this one is easy to make by your self.
Mr. E Meat1 year ago
I simmer the roots for about 20 minutes. Love this stuff! Nice instructable!
Kiteman1 year ago
My elderly aunt drinks this as, she says, a healthy alternative to coffee.

I tried it once.

Just once.