Acorn Coffee Recipe

Acorn Coffee Recipe

I’ve made acorn acorn coffee today! 😀

How to make acorn coffee

I used a knife to peel the freshly gathered acorns, it’s easier than I thought: it’s like peeling chestnuts.

How to make acorn coffee

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.

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31 thoughts on “Acorn Coffee Recipe

    1. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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!
    Miz Helen

  3. 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.

  4. Wow, I am not a coffee drinker; but I have never heard of acorn coffee. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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