2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Want To Learn How To Make Acorn Coffee?
Here, according to a YouTube video called “Make Acorn Coffee At Home”, is how to make it:
Pick up acorns right after they have fallen and are fresh. Discard ones with holes or that are discolored.
Remove the shell. This part takes the most time. Again, only keep white nuts, discarding dark ones.
You have to leach out the tannic acid, the bitter component of acorns that is dangerous for your liver. Boil the acorns, drain and repeat 3 or 4 times until the water is clear.
Then chop the acorns into smaller pieces while still wet, spread them out on a flat sheet and let them dry for a couple days.
To roast them, one method is to heat them in a pan on the stove with low heat stirring frequently for 5 to 8 minutes until they get a light brown color. The acorns are then ground in a coffee grinder until they are a fine powder, then roasted in a pan again until a dark brown coffee color.
Now, the acorn powder is ready to brew, in a percolator, French press or drip coffee maker. Depending on your taste, it takes up to a heaping tablespoon of acorn grounds for a cup of coffee.
After all that work, hopefully you enjoy the flavor, which some describe as having a caramel nutty flavor.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, YouTube: Make Acorn Coffee At Home (Roasting Ersatz Coffee).
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