Rich and Delicious Coffee Substitute

Rich, Delicious, and Nourishing Coffee Substitute Recipe - Great if you're trying to ditch caffeine, or for drinking late in the day or in the evening. Contains super healthy ingredients! I drink mine with coconut oil, stevia, and a dash of cocoa. YUM!

Why bother with a coffee substitute when the real thing tastes so good?

For folks without health challenges, there may be some reason to think it is OK, but for anyone with candida or adrenal issues or thyroid disease, coffee can be a real problem.

We can touch on that in another post, but today I would like to share with you a naturally caffeine-free alternative that tastes great and is good for you as well!

I personally got off of coffee about a year ago.  It wasn’t easy and I will share with you how to do it at some point.  But one thing that really helped was having another great tasting option that I could have every morning instead of that “cup of Joe.”

Ever wonder why it’s called “Joe”?  Me too.  Lots of theories out there on the web.  Not sure which one is true.

Anyhow, there are just two ingredients in this super simple substitute (well, three, if you include the water :-)).  It’s that simple.

And not only are you avoiding the caffeine that can be a problem for so many people, but you are also getting the wonderful health benefits of dandelion root.  Dandelion roots are great for liver health.   And yes, if you really feel adventurous, you don’t have to purchase dandelion roots pre cut, dried and roasted – you can dig them out of your backyard, clean them well, chop  and roast them yourself!  Don’t know if I’ll be doing that anytime soon, but it’s good to know :-).

Rich and delicious coffee substitute that's great for your health. Works great as a nighttime treat as well!


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Interested in a french press yet :-)?  Wondering why you should bother?  Read more in my post on The Best French Press.  I put a lot of research into this.  Save time and find out which one I use and love.

– No plastic parts
– Super sturdy
– Insulated
– and attractive to boot!

I so hope you enjoy this and that it helps you in your quest to break yourself of the caffeine habit.  Your adrenals will thank you.

Great Add-ins for Your Coffee Substitute:

Easiest Coconut Milk – Made Smoother
Easiest Almond Milk Ever
Homemade Rice Milk
DIY Vanilla Liquid Stevia
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice (for the makings of a Pumpkin Latte)

Do you plan to stop drinking coffee – let’s encourage each other to kick the caffeine habit :-)!

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  1. I think this recipe is delicious! I add cocoa powder while I boil it, and then almond milk and some stevia to sweeten. In the mornings I may add a splash of regular coffee to help me ween off of the caffeine without full blown withdrawal, but after that I like it minus the coffee just fine. Thank you for this recipe Adrienne!

  2. Just wondered if you could make this in a drip coffee maker? Thanks.

  3. How many pots of coffee have you been able to make using 1 Tbsp each of the recommended Frontier dandelion and chicory products, which are 1 lb each?

    • I have no idea :). I have actually been buying those products in greater bulk. I guess I would need to weigh 1 Tb and calculate from there….

  4. Just wondering if you can use Frontier cut and sifted dandelion root instead of the granules. I can get a pound of organic cut and sifted cheaper than the granules. Do you know what the difference is? I’m also wondering what was your method for getting off of coffee. I would like a gradual approach to avoid the awful headache if possible.

    • You can use it but you need to grind it and roast it first. I do that but wonder what to do b/c sometimes I burn the product and so I’m wasting money. Hope it works for you!