Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe

Through this guide we’re going to be taking a deep dive into, how to make our own dandelion root coffee. Roasted Dandelion root doesn’t have to be described as a coffee substitute as it has many of its own unique qualities which you just don’t get from coffee. Firstly its caffeine free, it doesn’t have that acidic after taste you get from coffee and it also has this lovely velvety chocolate aroma that makes me keep going back for more.

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  • Dandelion Roots

Method to Make Dandelion Root Coffee:

  1. Dig your dandelion roots, the best time for this is later September when they’ve grown larger. The easiest way to do so is to loosen the soil around the dandelion with a pitchfork before then digging out the root – if you don’t there’s a good chance the root will snap.
  2. Wash the roots, removing any dirt and mud
  3. Chop roughly into about 1cm cubes
  4. Place on a baking tray and put in a pre-heated oven to 180C for 45minutes
  5. The key to doing this right is to leave the oven door open for the first 15 minutes
  6. Grind in a pestle and mortar or coffee grinder and store in an air tight jar

To make the dandelion Coffee to Drink


  • Ground and Roasted dandelion Roots – 1 tsp per person
  • Boiling Water – 250ml per person
  • Full Fat milk or other vegan milk – to serve
  • Birch sap syrup – to taste (or honey)


  • In a coffee plunger place your roasted dandelion roots
  • Top up with boiling water and leave to infuse for 8 minutes
  • Serve with full-fat or vegan milk and birch sap syrup to taste


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