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making your own coffee substitute?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM

has anyone tried this, in the vein of TEECINO and CHOFFY (i love chocolate)

it seems like it would be easy to do? i am craving coffee and i am broke

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on January 18, 2013
at 03:51 PM

A mixture of ground, dried up roots is going to be far more 'paleo' than low-quality, shitty coffee that's been sitting in a bag for who-knows-how-long. Hello mycotoxins. If you wanna play the 'but-is-it-paleo?' game.

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on February 01, 2012
at 05:17 AM

I work in a herb/tea shop. I sometimes also make up coffee substitute for customers that are giving up coffee but still want the flavour. Roasted chicory root, roasted dandelion root actually tastes pretty close. The better you grind it up the better the flavour.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 01, 2012
at 01:39 AM

And adrenal fatigue

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 01, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Meh. Coffee is way worse for me than drinking Teecino

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 01, 2012
at 01:37 AM

Because coffee gives me palpitations and aggravates POTS

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on January 30, 2012
at 03:28 AM

And barley, let's not forget. Also, I'd never heard of "ramon nuts" before; a quick Google consult says that it's actually a fruit seed.

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on January 29, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Coffee is totally paleo too!

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on January 29, 2012
at 03:34 PM

Carob powder is a great substitute. http://www.amazon.com/Really-Raw-Carob-Powder-16-Ounce/dp/B001691P6C http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VLV46S/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001691P6C&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=03BYKGXQHYB30XM8ECW8

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87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

on January 29, 2012
at 11:49 PM

Teechino is delic. It's made on dates, carob, ground nuts etc, no nothing bad in it.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on January 30, 2012
at 03:28 AM

And barley, let's not forget. Also, I'd never heard of "ramon nuts" before; a quick Google consult says that it's actually a fruit seed.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on February 01, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Meh. Coffee is way worse for me than drinking Teecino

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on February 01, 2012
at 05:17 AM

I work in a herb/tea shop. I sometimes also make up coffee substitute for customers that are giving up coffee but still want the flavour. Roasted chicory root, roasted dandelion root actually tastes pretty close. The better you grind it up the better the flavour.

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on January 29, 2012
at 10:28 PM

Why do you want to substitute coffee? Coffee's amazing. Those things frankly sound more processed than using a ground up bean to infuse flavour into some water.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on January 29, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Coffee is totally paleo too!

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on February 01, 2012
at 01:37 AM

Because coffee gives me palpitations and aggravates POTS

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on February 01, 2012
at 01:39 AM

And adrenal fatigue

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

(1663)

on January 18, 2013
at 03:51 PM

A mixture of ground, dried up roots is going to be far more 'paleo' than low-quality, shitty coffee that's been sitting in a bag for who-knows-how-long. Hello mycotoxins. If you wanna play the 'but-is-it-paleo?' game.

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1a6072f1b8c1ded97e2e2ade617fa021

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on January 18, 2013
at 05:05 PM

This isn't exactly coffee, but I mix a large cup of hot water with 100% cocoa powder and add a little honey as a sweetener. I switched from coffee to this since coffee irritated my blood sugar and would leave me feeling shaky and sick.

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74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

on January 18, 2013
at 03:49 PM

Coffee is cross-reactive if you have gluten issues. The Paleo Mom has discussed this, and so has Chris Kresser.

If you're going to drink coffee, I'd get some very high quality stuff, wet-processed.

I love yerba mate, and highly recommend it as a coffee substitute. It doesn't make you jittery and doesn't make you crash either. I have adrenal issues, but don't find it aggravates it.

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on January 18, 2013
at 02:35 PM

I'm not sure of the overall distribution of the Beech tree but if it's common in your area you can harvest the nuts usually in June and July. You remove the green spiky casings and then roast the small, triangular nuts on a baking sheet, after that they can be ground into quite a nice coffee substitute. The quality swings pretty wildly, I still don't have a very good handle on what is a good amount of roasting; I've made really nice batches and so-so batches.

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on January 18, 2013
at 01:53 PM

Hi everyone (I'm newbie to this community, enjoying everyone's comments very much - on Paleo since Christmas lol) :) Me too, coffee triggers rough hypoglycemic episodes in me (specially after an HIIT strength/ resistance workout (but I did cardio as well the other day when that happened), along with the protein recovery drink eh! I know stupid me). Didn't happen again since I quit on coffee, neither I feel sluggish anymore after the workouts (or after anything for that matter, as long as I don't take ANY simple sugar sources ...)! The thing with the coffee for me? Comfort!, after a good meal :) So I followed someone's idea here that I saw the other day (on another post for sure that I can't find right now) of making hot chocolate (in my case I did like this: just hot water from the coffee machine, pinch of cinnamon and little lactose-free milk for the texture) the thing is that yesterday and in between recovery drink - I add cocoa powder to it for texture - and small cups of chocolate after all meals (I was craving this XD), I end up having 5 portions through the entire day. I guess it's a lot because it still has natural sugars (and even though I'm a woman working out hard and regularly, and near a new period week - the week before my periods I'm always so hungry all the time), and because of the phytic acid :S So I guess I'm replacing some with decaffeinated drink, the less the bad what can one do... :S :)

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