I’ve made acorn acorn coffee today! 😀
I used a knife to peel the freshly gathered acorns, it’s easier than I thought: it’s like peeling chestnuts.
I soaked the acorns in water for some days to remove the tannins, changing the water frequently till the acorns stopped coloring the water yellow. Then I roasted the acorns and grinded them in a mortar to a fine powder.
To make the coffee: I used 1 tsp ground acorn coffee per each cup of water and brought it to a boil. Now the acorn coffee is ready to drink. While roasting the acorns it smelled like coffee, but the acorn coffee tastes only remotely like coffee.
31 thoughts on “Acorn Coffee Recipe”
Lina, I’ve never heard of this before! I’m so glad you posted it to Ruth’s party this week. I’ve never done a thing with acorns, and now I feel I must.
When I thought kindergarten in a California Native American area we used to make acorn coffee and acorn mush…but not my favorite. Always fun to be reminded of those days! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Thanks for stopping by Ruth! I’m glad it brought back happy memories! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Jean! 🙂
What a great idea!! I love coffee and now will be trying this! Thanks for the post!
You’re welcome! I’m glad you like it! 🙂
It is very interesting! I am a coffee adict 🙂 I have to try this the soonest possible 🙂
Thanks Christina! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂
I had no idea you could eat acorns, this sounds very interesting, thank you for sharing with FF:)
Acorns contain tannins, so it’s necessary to soak acorns in water to remove the tannins. But after soaking, acorns are edible.
WHAT!!??? I have never heard of this. Does it have to be a special type of acorn or can I get my kids to gather some acorns from under the trees in our yard? wow! I love hot tea and coffee. Would love to try it. Saw your post at the Wed. link party:) pinned.
I used quercus rubur but according to this source all acorns are edible. Thanks for pinning! 🙂
I’ve not heard of this either
Your Acorn Coffee looks awesome, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Thanks Helen! Have a great week too!
I had never heard of Acorn coffee before great to learn old recipes like this
Interesting. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.
Thanks for stopping by Sherry!
Its wonderful how you share historical recipes, it really gives the reader a sense of the every day lives of the people from long ago. Very interesting to read.
You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂
Wow, I am not a coffee drinker; but I have never heard of acorn coffee. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Thanks for stopping by Jann!
This sounds interesting. What kind of acorns do you use? Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
I used quercus rubur but it seems that all acorns are edible.
I was reading something just the other day about acorns and how to use them for food. This is such an interesting idea. I only really forage blackberries and elderberry flowers for eating myself but there is so much edible stuff out there if we just learn what to do with it. Thanks.
Thanks Julie! 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!
Wow, I learn something new everyday. I’ve never heard of Acorn Coffee. I must try this since I’m a coffee addict. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
Thanks for stopping by Rhonda!
Thank you for posting – I’ve never heard of it before, but would love to try it!
Let me know how you like it when you try it! 🙂