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Natural Health => Nutrition & Food => Beverages => : SarahLaRae November 10, 2007, 08:54:01 AM

: Coffee Alternative?
: SarahLaRae November 10, 2007, 08:54:01 AM
Hi! I was wondering if there is an alternative to coffee that tastes like coffee, but is not addictive.  I love coffee, but when I drink it ,  I ususally end up with the shakes, and feel like I'm on something if I drink it within an hour of taking my suppermom vit.  Anyway, I heard someone say something about it before, but can't remember what it was.  Has anyone heard anything about it????
Thanks, Sarah
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: Roehrmomma November 10, 2007, 09:08:15 AM
There is one by the coffee in the grocery store.It begins with a P and is made with wheat.I never drank it but my parents and family loved it.

Em
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: CountyCork November 10, 2007, 09:14:53 AM
Not to be too sassy, but when I saw the subject line, I started twitching and had to make a joke.

THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO COFFEE EXCEPT DEATH!

That's my two cents, from a caffeine addicted perspective!

However, there are some roasted grain options that you can find at the HFS, on line, or here and there.  I know some people that love them, and some that hate them.  Have to find what tastes good to you!

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: SarahLaRae November 10, 2007, 09:18:12 AM
Ha ha ha!  Give the lady her coffee or someone is bound to get hurt! :o
Thanks I'll look into that.
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: ladyhen November 10, 2007, 09:20:38 AM
We have used the roasted grain alternative in the grocery store, Postum, sometimes.  It has a roasted, hearty sort of taste.  We found that we preferred some of the herbal teas that are at the hfs.  Some of them have a strong taste that is a passible substitute.  Good Earth Herbal blend was/is one of my favorites. 
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: Roehrmomma November 10, 2007, 09:22:32 AM
Ah Ha!! Postum that is it!!

Thank You!
It is right next to the coffee on the same isle. Hope you like it.

Em
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: strawberry November 10, 2007, 09:39:50 AM
I got all excited about Teeccino  - but it does *not* taste like coffee.  It's first ingredient is carob, so that's what it tastes like.  I like carob, so I don't think it's awful, but *is* strong.
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: Nickole November 10, 2007, 09:58:08 AM
I used to use those grain alternatives as well.  They were tasty to me, but then I got one that had rye in it b/c I think they were out of the other brand (Whole Foods) and it made my lips so incredibly chapped!  I mean, severe.  I finally connected it to that.  Weird.  I eat rye bread now and everything.  Anyway, I had a severe reaction to the rye, and I don't usually have allergies to anything at all.  I was at Whole Foods yesterday looking for dandelion "coffee" but couldn't find it.   I want to try that - roasted ground dandelion root.  Let me encourage you though - I had to get off coffee b/c long ago I connected it with severe acid reflux I was having.  I switched to tea, and I just don't prefer the taste to coffee anymore.  It took some time.  Every now and then, I like a good latte or cappuccino, but I have pretty much lost the taste for coffee, now.
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: BJ_BOBBI_JO November 10, 2007, 10:04:11 AM
Has anyone tried chicory root for a coffee alternative? It is said to be good for that.

When my dad got parkinsons disease he had to stop drinking his beloved coffee because the caffeine was making him worse. So he went to drinking something called postum ( probably not spelled right) and even tho it was not as good as his beloved coffee he still felt it was good and made for a good coffee alternative.
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: Nickole November 10, 2007, 10:10:33 AM
That's the main ingredient in the ones I got at Whole Foods.  Chicory root.   
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: bakermom November 10, 2007, 11:45:26 AM
Dandy blend. It tastes great.  You can find it at some health stores and online.  I find I add twice the amount they say to my water and it tastes more robust. I add milk to it.
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: Kati*did November 10, 2007, 12:44:20 PM
oops... ;D
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: Kati*did November 10, 2007, 12:47:52 PM
I got all excited about Teeccino  - but it does *not* taste like coffee.  It's first ingredient is carob, so that's what it tastes like.  I like carob, so I don't think it's awful, but *is* strong.

I second this.  I love Teeccino!  I loved coffee (and still drink it), but I've gotten to where I really love the flavor of the Amaretto Teeccino with cream in it.  And dh loves it with milk and stevia.  IMO, the amaretto is the best flavor, but some of the other ones are pretty good, too.  It is expensive, but  I don't care for Postum and Roma.  Also, Teeccino carries some blends that are more bitter tasting, supposedly more like coffee.  Never had these, but they might be good.  Here's a link to their site:

http://www.teeccino.com/Default.aspx
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: SarahLaRae November 10, 2007, 01:12:23 PM
thanks for all the replys.  I looked up the teeccino, and that looked interesting.  Maybe I'll start there.
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: healthyinOhio November 10, 2007, 01:20:04 PM
I have recommended teccinno before, and I liked it.  It doesn't taste like coffee, but it has the same mellowness when you add cream and sugar.  There is also Kaffee Roma blend
http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Kaffree-Roma-Beverage-3-5-Ounce/dp/B000AY9SWM
This one tastes more like instant coffee, without the coffee flavor.  I am with CountryCork, there is no substitute "taste" for coffee.  Coffee tastes like nothing else.  If you give it up, you won't find something similar, but you can find something to take it's place. 
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: healthybratt November 10, 2007, 06:36:08 PM
Um...there is nothing that compares to a strong hot cup of fresh coffee with sweet and cream.  ;D  Come down and I'll make you a cup to prove it.
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: SarahLaRae November 11, 2007, 03:51:13 AM
Um...there is nothing that compares to a strong hot cup of fresh coffee with sweet and cream.  ;D  Come down and I'll make you a cup to prove it.
Well HB, I might just have to do that, but you probably live to far away and by the time I got there IT WOULD BE COLD!!!!!  He he he, sorry couldn't help myself. :o
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: CountyCork November 11, 2007, 04:48:09 AM
Amen, sister.  You preach it, and I'll turn the page.

..... excuse me, I need a refill.....
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: healthybratt November 11, 2007, 06:56:31 AM
Um...there is nothing that compares to a strong hot cup of fresh coffee with sweet and cream.  ;D  Come down and I'll make you a cup to prove it.
Well HB, I might just have to do that, but you probably live to far away and by the time I got there IT WOULD BE COLD!!!!!  He he he, sorry couldn't help myself. :o
I doubt it, I have hot coffee on all the time.  ;D  And then, there's the espresso machine....ahhhhh....cappucino.

Has anyone tried chicory?  Isn't is supposed to taste like coffee?
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: ladyhen November 11, 2007, 07:56:28 AM

Has anyone tried chicory?  Isn't is supposed to taste like coffee?

I have tried roasted chicory and it does have a pleasant, IMO, taste.  It's not coffee, though. 
Also, there is a French Market brand coffee out there that is part coffee, part chicory.  I used to drink this brand a lot, as it gives you the coffee taste and the chicory taste.
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: Linguist77 November 11, 2007, 08:03:14 AM
Celestial Seasonings has a tea called Roastaroma that I like. It has chicory and a few other things in it. I liked my coffee black and strong, so I find the Roastaroma has the exact right strength for me. If you're a cream-and-sugar coffee drinker, you may not like this one.

Someone drink a cup for me ... I finished my one precious package ages ago and I can't get any more!   :-\  :)

***Edit ... Note to the thrifty: you can use one Roastaroma bag at least 3 times, BTW, and it's still nice and strong.
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: AllinHisTime November 11, 2007, 08:10:37 AM
I got all excited about Teeccino  - but it does *not* taste like coffee.  It's first ingredient is carob, so that's what it tastes like.  I like carob, so I don't think it's awful, but *is* strong.

I second this.  I love Teeccino!  I loved coffee (and still drink it), but I've gotten to where I really love the flavor of the Amaretto Teeccino with cream in it.  And dh loves it with milk and stevia.  IMO, the amaretto is the best flavor, but some of the other ones are pretty good, too.  It is expensive, but  I don't care for Postum and Roma.  Also, Teeccino carries some blends that are more bitter tasting, supposedly more like coffee.  Never had these, but they might be good.  Here's a link to their site:

http://www.teeccino.com/Default.aspx

I love teecino also but the Vanilla Nut is my favorite (with creamer of course).  A friend of ours is repulsed by the smell of it so he got a hold of some dandelion root instant stuff that isn't too bad and very good for you.

I agree.....nothing beats the real taste of coffee.  For now, since I'm expecting, I binge on decaf Starbucks for a real treat.  Maybe once a month I'll have a cup but oh the goodness of real stuff!

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: BJ_BOBBI_JO November 11, 2007, 09:45:29 AM
Has anyone tried chicory?  Isn't is supposed to taste like coffee?

I don't like the taste of coffee other then in desserts but I did make a chicory tea yday with my dried chicoy roots just to see if it tasted like coffee.

It could have been in my head or because it was made with my hubby's coffee machine but it did seem to have a real mild coffee flavoring. My husband did not notice it as much but  that could be because he likes his coffee strong.

I think if I had used a lot of chicory roots, instead of only 2, that it would have been more like coffee. But probably nothing comes close to a strong coffee.
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: Nickole November 11, 2007, 11:02:34 AM

Has anyone tried chicory?  Isn't is supposed to taste like coffee?

I have tried roasted chicory and it does have a pleasant, IMO, taste.  It's not coffee, though. 
Also, there is a French Market brand coffee out there that is part coffee, part chicory.  I used to drink this brand a lot, as it gives you the coffee taste and the chicory taste.

Ahhhh - Cafe Du Monde.  Love that stuff.  Been to the Cafe in N'Awlins .  I used to drink that coffee all the time.  I should get it again, at least for hubby. 
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: SarahLaRae November 11, 2007, 12:34:01 PM
Um...there is nothing that compares to a strong hot cup of fresh coffee with sweet and cream.  ;D  Come down and I'll make you a cup to prove it.
Well HB, I might just have to do that, but you probably live to far away and by the time I got there IT WOULD BE COLD!!!!!  He he he, sorry couldn't help myself. :o
I doubt it, I have hot coffee on all the time.  ;D  And then, there's the espresso machine....ahhhhh....cappucino.
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In that case I'll be right over. ;D
I am going to give some of these things a try.  I love to try new things.  But I must admit I am slightly disappointed that there isn't something out there that taste just like coffee but isn't coffee and is good for you.  But I suppose that would be asking too much now wouldn't it be? ::)
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: BJ_BOBBI_JO November 11, 2007, 01:02:59 PM

Ahhhh - Cafe Du Monde.  Love that stuff.  Been to the Cafe in N'Awlins .  I used to drink that coffee all the time.  I should get it again, at least for hubby. 

Ha ha I have not heard anyone call New Orleans N'Awlins since I was last down there. I love the accent down there. Kind of reminds me of a New York style accent mixed in with southern twang.

Most everything down there taste good. I don't even like coffee but if I had a chance to go back down there and visit that coffee cafe I would like it I'm sure. LOL.
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: natural November 11, 2007, 02:00:07 PM
Would anyone know of a place that sends out samples of the Celestial Seasonings Roastaroma?


My dad could use an alternative and this sounds like it might be good.

Sandra
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: healthybratt November 11, 2007, 05:54:22 PM
Um...there is nothing that compares to a strong hot cup of fresh coffee with sweet and cream.  ;D  Come down and I'll make you a cup to prove it.
Well HB, I might just have to do that, but you probably live to far away and by the time I got there IT WOULD BE COLD!!!!!  He he he, sorry couldn't help myself. :o
I doubt it, I have hot coffee on all the time.  ;D  And then, there's the espresso machine....ahhhhh....cappucino.
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In that case I'll be right over. ;D
I am going to give some of these things a try.  I love to try new things.  But I must admit I am slightly disappointed that there isn't something out there that taste just like coffee but isn't coffee and is good for you.  But I suppose that would be asking too much now wouldn't it be? ::)
Whoever said, coffee isn't good for you ???  I think you're being misled.  ;D

http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,27.0.html (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,27.0.html)
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: SarahLaRae November 12, 2007, 03:31:08 AM
it must have been the crazies ;D
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: twitterpated4hubby November 12, 2007, 04:04:21 AM
I figured coffee wasn't good for you because it dehydrates you. Plus it turns your teeth yellow. :(I drink a big cup anyway every day but i would like to find something to replace it...perferable not brown or black. Thats why i use a lot of creamer which I'm sure is much worse for me then the coffee. :-*But man it sure taste good. :D
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: healthybratt November 12, 2007, 07:21:56 AM
I figured coffee wasn't good for you because it dehydrates you. Plus it turns your teeth yellow. :(I drink a big cup anyway every day but i would like to find something to replace it...perferable not brown or black. Thats why i use a lot of creamer which I'm sure is much worse for me then the coffee. :-*But man it sure taste good. :D
Creamer is terrible.  Use milk, cream or powdered milk.
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: Kati*did November 12, 2007, 07:44:09 AM
I figured coffee wasn't good for you because it dehydrates you. Plus it turns your teeth yellow. :(I drink a big cup anyway every day but i would like to find something to replace it...perferable not brown or black. Thats why i use a lot of creamer which I'm sure is much worse for me then the coffee. :-*But man it sure taste good. :D
Creamer is terrible.  Use milk, cream or powdered milk.
Cream!!!  Cream is so yummy!
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: natural December 22, 2007, 04:38:50 AM
Healthy MOCHA RECIPE:  i took the ingredients from the hot cocoa recipe thread and made up my own adding Roma (Roasted Malt Barley, Roasted Barley and Chicory). I got it from the health food store for $6.45 for 3.5 oz or 50 servings.

1 cup powdered sugar (I used 1/2 Xylitol which I ground in my coffee grinder and 1/2 cup raw cane juice ground in grinder)

1/4 Cup good cocoa

1 cup non-instant no-fat dry milk (NOW Foods)

1/2 t salt

dash cayenne pepper

3 level T Roma

2 tsp guar gum (or 1 tsp corn starch) for thickener

Sift all ingredients into a bowl and use about two heaping spoons per coffee cup.
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: SarahLaRae December 22, 2007, 06:06:30 AM
cayenne pepper? Interesting.  I'll have to try that out. :)
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: healthyinOhio December 22, 2007, 08:01:11 AM
cayenne pepper? Interesting. 

That is a common ingredient in most "Mexican" hot chocolate recipes.

Natural, your recipe sounds really good.  I found some grain beverage at Big Lots last week.  Maybe I will pick some up.
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: natural December 22, 2007, 08:20:46 AM
I am not a Mocha or coffee drinker so you might have to tweek the recipe to fit your taste.  :)
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: Lovn my boys January 20, 2008, 06:51:36 PM
Don't know what is currently available, but www.momsview.com has a link to free samples of all varieties.   .I have gotten free coffee and tea samples, among other things.  I will say, too, that I've only had one or two companies from here continually email me, and even those quit after I unsubscribed. 

Also, Yogi tea used to send out free samples from their site, but nothing close to a coffee flavor. 

I'm a die hard coffee drinker, but I'm finding that if I make myself drink tea in the morning instead (guayani cocoa w/ yerba mate), I don't crave the sweets at all.  With coffee, the cravings start after lunch (I stop drinking it right before lunch).  Has anyone else had a similar experience?

Maybe I'll try roasted chicory or dandelion on my next trip to Whole Foods.

Blessings....
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: SarahLaRae January 21, 2008, 04:25:16 AM
Don't know what is currently available, but www.momsview.com has a link to free samples of all varieties.   .I have gotten free coffee and tea samples, among other things.  I will say, too, that I've only had one or two companies from here continually email me, and even those quit after I unsubscribed. 

Also, Yogi tea used to send out free samples from their site, but nothing close to a coffee flavor. 

I'm a die hard coffee drinker, but I'm finding that if I make myself drink tea in the morning instead (guayani cocoa w/ yerba mate), I don't crave the sweets at all.  With coffee, the cravings start after lunch (I stop drinking it right before lunch).  Has anyone else had a similar experience?

Maybe I'll try roasted chicory or dandelion on my next trip to Whole Foods.

Blessings....

Oh neat.  Can you tell me how to find these free samples on this page??
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: Lovn my boys January 23, 2008, 05:50:41 PM
The link to the free samples page is www.momsview.com/freesproductsamples.shtml

I have an email account that I use exclusively for this and mystery shopping to keep junk out of my usual email.  That way, I only have to check it if I'm directed to respond to the confirmation email.  yahoo or hotmail work well for this.   

Good luck!

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: SarahLaRae February 10, 2008, 06:29:23 PM
I have finally started to try some of these alternative coffees.  Today we tried Pero.  Ick Yuck, Bleck!!  Not very tasty.  So I guess I'll be trying a different one cause this one is not going to cut it. :D :D :D :D
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: healthyinOhio June 26, 2008, 12:55:53 PM
Dandy blend. It tastes great. 

I am drinking this right now and it actually is REALLY REALLY good.  Now, maybe for those who are just getting off of coffee won't think it taste like coffee, but for someone who doesn't drink it anymore, it tastes almost exactly like it. Better than Teccinno. (I cannot believe it has beet root in it. I HATE BEETS......they scare me)  ;D
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: InEverything June 26, 2008, 01:55:39 PM
Dandy blend. It tastes great. 

I am drinking this right now and it actually is REALLY REALLY good.  Now, maybe for those who are just getting off of coffee won't think it taste like coffee, but for someone who doesn't drink it anymore, it tastes almost exactly like it. Better than Teccinno. (I cannot believe it has beet root in it. I HATE BEETS......they scare me)  ;D
Sounds interesting. All of the other alternatives made me gag.
So is it rich and dark and good with cream in it? How long do you think a carton would last if you drank 1 or 2 cups a day?

On a side note.   I have heard of people making a really strong cup of roobois tea and using that instead of coffee.
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: healthyinOhio June 26, 2008, 02:56:00 PM

Sounds interesting. All of the other alternatives made me gag.
So is it rich and dark and good with cream in it? How long do you think a carton would last if you drank 1 or 2 cups a day?

On a side note.   I have heard of people making a really strong cup of roobois tea and using that instead of coffee.


Umm....it is dark and robust and leaves a little "film" on your tongue that coffee use to.  Does that make sense? LOL!  It doesn't have that "thickness" of coffee, but I ALWAYS put cream and sugar in mine, and it was good. I think a container would probably last around a month or so.  Here is the site:
http://www.dandyblend.com/
Their shipping STINKS, so maybe you can find a health food store to sell you a sample, or something.
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: petrimama June 26, 2008, 03:44:45 PM
Chicory is one of my favorites, too.  Not quite coffee but a good sub.   ~L
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: healthyinOhio June 30, 2008, 12:21:41 PM
How long do you think a carton would last if you drank 1 or 2 cups a day?



I just got a carton in the mail, today and it says that a serving is 1 tsp and it has 200 in it!!!!  I like mine a little more robust, so I use two.  It should last a couple months.
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: beppyjo October 25, 2008, 06:11:07 AM
I would love to try the Dandyblend but they don't do samples right now. :'( The only store listed in my area hasn't sold it for 6yrs! :o I am a little leary of getting any quantity of it because they use barley and rye. They say it is gluten free but both of these grains have gluten. I am a bit confused on that point........ Has anybody who has a gluten intolerance tried this product?
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: Jade January 11, 2009, 05:15:53 PM
Has anybody tried Cafix? My husband has started drinking this occasionally to decrease his coffee intake, and while I wouldn't go so far as to say it's fabulous, it's not bad, either. Of course, I rarely drink coffee, so I just may not be familiar with what the real thing tastes like!  ;D

The ingredients are malted barley, barley, chicory, figs, and beet roots. Sounds pretty healthy to me (other than I don't know exactly what malted barley is). And it's really not half bad if you add a little cream to it.  :)
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: Mama Sita January 12, 2009, 06:09:20 AM
Has anybody tried Cafix? My husband has started drinking this occasionally to decrease his coffee intake, and while I wouldn't go so far as to say it's fabulous, it's not bad, either. Of course, I rarely drink coffee, so I just may not be familiar with what the real thing tastes like!  ;D

The ingredients are malted barley, barley, chicory, figs, and beet roots. Sounds pretty healthy to me (other than I don't know exactly what malted barley is). And it's really not half bad if you add a little cream to it.  :)

My SIL's drink this regularly and they LOVE it. Of course, they doctor it up with a few drops of Stevia. I tried a cup once, and it wasn't bad...the stevia definitely helps.
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: autumnjoy January 12, 2009, 08:54:27 AM
Has anyone tried making their own coffee with roasted dandelion root? I've heard its pretty good and would be very frugal.
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: AllinHisTime January 12, 2009, 01:05:15 PM
Has anyone tried making their own coffee with roasted dandelion root? I've heard its pretty good and would be very frugal.

I almost did...does that count??  LOL!  I had just had the baby last spring and only got out there to pck off the tops with the older children to eat (we make a batter and lightly pan fry).  I really wanted to dig up the roots and roast them.  My friend aid to roast them on a cookie sheet in 200 degree oven til they are dried out and then grind in coffee grinder. I'm going to try again this spring.  If there is a better way, please let me know!
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: ShabbyChic January 13, 2009, 09:56:46 AM
Okay ladies... here it is!  YERBA MATE!  You have to buy the roasted kind because anything else (leaf, tea, green, etc.) tastes like grass/hay.  It has matteine which is caffeine's natural cousin that provides energy without the nervous jitters! 

Here is a source for yerba mate:
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/product/1-yerba-mate-roasted-cs.html (http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/product/1-yerba-mate-roasted-cs.html)

Here is a definition for matteine:
Yerba Mate (pronounced MAH-tay) is indigenous to the subtropical rainforests of South America where it is consumed widely (6 to 1 over coffee) and has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Mate is gaining popularity in the United States for its robust antioxidant content and for its natural ability to boost energy, improve mood and aid weigh-loss. Mates robust, earthy flavor blends well with other herbs and botanicals.

As a renewable rainforest product grown without harmful pesticides or fertilizers, Octavia Tea's Organic Yerba Maté assists in the conservation of the precious rainforest. Maté production also provides Amazon tribes a viable alternative income to destructive logging and cattle ranching.

Unlike other herbal teas, Mate contains a substance similar to caffeine which is known as "Matteine." Matteine provides energy without the nervous jitters associated with coffee. This natural source of energy is ideal for early mornings, afternoon pick-me-ups or before work-outs. However, those who wish to avoid caffeine should also avoid the invigorating effects of Matteine and opt for one of our 100% caffeine-free Red or Herbal teas instead.

It is awesome!  Hope you all become blissfully addicted!   ;D
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: kittyninja January 13, 2009, 04:20:48 PM
Hey i started a thread on Yerba Mate a lonnnnngggg time ago! http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1074.0.html (ftp://http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1074.0.html) that's funny! still haven't tried the stuff. still sitting on top of my mom's fridge. my sis in law is addicted to the bottled stuff.

ok so i STILL don't know how to post a link to another thread! ::)
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: HOMEFree June 30, 2010, 09:10:47 AM
Great thread!

I had to go "no coffee" when my naturopath put me on a homeopathic treatment. That was over 4 years ago. It was hard. Every time I smelled coffee I went batty. Now I am not doing that treatment anymore so I can drink it if I want, but I have been drinking tea for so long I have not switched back.

Besides... I am saving a fortune! Coffee made at home is spendy and Starbucks is a stack o' cash! ;D