Dandelion Root Coffee

Can you image having to go through TEOTWAWKI without coffee? Me neither. Life would already suck but having to deal with it without your morning brew is just …. well there’s not words for it.

For those of us who love coffee, we have a good stock pile of it. But if SHTF happens we have to come to terms with the fact that our supply will eventually run out. And this is why I replace my coffee with Dandelion Root Coffee once or twice a week. It tastes the same but just doesn’t have caffeine.

But if I’m ever in a situation where my supply of coffee is running low then I know that I’ll be able to easily transition to an alternative that I can make myself. No supply chain needed.


4 cups water

2 tbsp ground roasted dandelion root

2 tbsp ground roasted chicory root

1 cinnamon stick (optional)

Put everything into a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Pour coffee into cups through a strainer. Enjoy!

You can also make this with just dandelion root and omit the chicory root. But for that authentic coffee flavor it’s best with both.

Adding caffeine to the mix

If you want to add some caffeine to the mix, the Yaupon tree has what you need. It is the only natural source of caffeine found in the US. The dried leaves are steeped into a tea which will have caffeine. So you could add some dried leaves to the recipe above and you’ll have your caffeine boost. I’ve never tried it myself so I’m not sure if it will alter the flavor or not. I’ve been told that it has a mild flavor so I assume it would still taste like the good stuff.

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