Introduction: Coffee From Okra Seeds

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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


  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.


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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