«Previous    Next»
Caffeine-Free Garbanzo Bean Coffee
Looking to cut back on caffeine? Roasted, ground chickpeas can be used to produce a tasty beverage. Garbanzo bean coffee can be drunk on its own or cut into regular coffee to save money, boost its health benefits, and lower the caffeine content. You’ll get the advantages of chickpea fiber, potassium, B vitamins, iron, and magnesium in every cup.
Chickpea “coffee” has been used throughout history, traditionally during lean times. It’s been popular in Turkey in past centuries, and rumor has it that the Cuban government has long added garbanzo beans to its state-produced coffee to stretch out the supply.
The drink is brewed from cooked chickpeas that are roasted until they reach the rich brown of coffee beans and then ground into a fine powder.
You’ll need a roasting pan and a high-speed mixer to get started. Add pre-soaked and dried chickpeas to the pan and roast at 300 F, stirring every few minutes. After 20 to 30 mins., the beans should turn deep brown. Fifteen minutes in a frying pan at medium-high heat will also work. Allow to cool, and then grind as you would coffee beans. Coarser grounds tend to work best. Consider boiling the grounds as you would to make Turkish coffee or steeping them with a tea infuser. Play around with brewing strength until you find the concentration you prefer. Sweeten to taste with milk or honey. Many drinkers add a dash of vanilla as well.
The powder will keep for a month if stored in an airtight container. It’s possible to purchase pre-made chickpea coffee online.

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2023 - Volume #47, Issue #6