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Top 10 most delicious wild food foraging recipes - #6. Acorn coffee

Updated on July 19, 2012

Acorns are low in Cholesterol and Sodium and high in Manganese. Acorns also have a high tannin content, leading them to be a good tea/coffee substitute.


4 stars from 1 rating of Acorn coffee

(SPOILER: Don't expect anything that tastes like coffee or tea. Acorn coffee is an acquired taste with a very unique flavour. Worth a try for those adventurous types tired with the same old tea / coffee taste.)


Cook Time

Prep time: 48 hours
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 48 hours 15 min
Yields: 300-400 grams coffee

Ingredients

  • 1kg/2 lb acorns
  1. Boil the acorns in water for around 15 minutes, topping up the water during the cooking.
  2. Drain the acorns and spread them out on a clean, drying cloth thereby allowing them to cool.
  3. Once dry, peel the outer skin of the acorns leaving the inner "fruit".
  4. Break the acorns in half; place them on a clean, drying cloth, and place them in your airing cupboard (or other warm place) for two days to allow them to fully dry out.
  5. Once the acorns pieces are completely dry, grind the acorn pieces using a coffee grinder to a fine coarse powder.
  6. Set your oven to 200C / 390F.
  7. Spread the acorn powder out on a oven baking tray and roast in the pre-heated oven. Turn the powder frequently to ensure no burning.
  8. Once the powder has been roasted to coffee colour, remove from the oven and allow to cool.

To make a drink

1. 1 ½ tsp per cup to a cafetiere.

2. Pour boiling water over the top and make the drink, just as you would coffee.

3. Allow to infuse for a few minutes.

4. Add milk and sugar to taste and serve.

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      sallieannluvslife 6 years ago from Eastern Shore

      Who knew?! besides you and Native Americans...this is an awesome hub...I'm going to try it and maybe the acorn flour and tortillas...I make flour tortillas for chicken fajitas all the time~! Your Wild Garlic Pesto sounds quite interesting as well!

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      iTop10 6 years ago

      Sure is for real, Sallie Ann! It's an acquired taste, but then so are most drinks. You can also make acorn flour and acorn flour tortillas (see link, above); acorn bread; even wine with acorns & hawthorn berries.

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      sallieannluvslife 6 years ago from Eastern Shore

      Is this for real? I have about a million (or more) acorns in my yard. Can you really make coffee out of them?

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