Trying to reduce caffeine intake is a challenge. Drinking coffee is more than a caffeine addiction: it is about the taste of bitter tannins, the rich smell of roasted coffee and the relaxing feeling while drinking something warm. These three plants can be the solution.
This tree is up to 30 meters high, originally from North America, and came to Europe in the 18th century. It can grow in areas up to 1,000 meters above sea level and reaches a maximum age of 100-150 years.
Beans and tree seeds It was used by immigrants in America as a substitute for coffee, but one should be careful with the use of parts of this tree because it contains a poisonous alkaloid called citine. This compound is neutralized when the seeds and pods are properly roasted. Roasted seeds taste similar to coffee, but they are a very rough substitute.
Chicory root it has long been grown in Europe to be roasted as a fairly convincing coffee substitute. Its use was very wide during times of war, shortages, poverty or famine, to supplement existing coffee sources. Chicory root is in France the usual part of coffee.
Taste roasted chicory root varies from slightly sweet to bitterand it is a great solution when you want to satisfy the need for a slightly bitter, hot drink.
When dandelion root clean, dry, chop and roast can be a substitute for coffee. Dandelion root is long used in natural medicine as a diuretic and tonic for the liver. There is almost creamy taste and smells very nice when getting ready.
Of course, it’s all a matter of taste, but finding what is right for your taste is most important when it comes to reducing caffeine intake or finding a coffee substitute for some other reason.
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