HOW TO ROAST HERBS FOR AN HERBAL COFFEE SUBSTITUTE ☕️🌿
via the herbal academy
Drinking coffee every day can come with some potential downsides, like nervousness and sleep disruption. Here’s a little guide to roasting your own herbs for a delicious coffee substitute. 😋
Step 1: Roasting Herbs (The 1st Roast)
For the first roast, you can use an oven or stovetop.
How To Roast Herbs In The Oven
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Spread equal parts of burdock, dandelion, and chicory root on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. The roots should turn a darker brown and be a little “crunchy.”
Allow to cool.
Step 2: Grinding Herbs
Once your roasted roots have cooled, grind them finely in a coffee grinder (or if you have the stamina, with a mortar and pestle).
Step 3: Roasting Herbs (The 2nd Roast)
Spread the ground roots on a baking sheet and bake at 325° F for five minutes.
Grind any aromatic additions in a coffee grinder and blend with the roasted herbal “grounds” before storing in an airtight container. Depending on your taste and wellness needs, you can also add other ingredients, like maca or ashwagandha, cacao nibs, cinnamon bark, or vanilla beans. 🌿✨I’ve also tasted some beautiful herbal coffee substitute blends that include orange peel and cardamom. 🍊☕️ You can brew this coffee substitute in the same way that you would ordinary coffee, using a French press or coffee maker, or you can decoct for 7-10 minutes and strain. Sweeten or add creamer if you like, and enjoy! ☕️✨👌🏽 #coffeesubstitute #ojai #coffee #ventura #emasherbs #roastyourown