Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe

My wife came home the other day with a huge bag of dandelion roots which she plonked in the middle of the kitchen floor, smiling a huge smile. Dandelion coffee anyone? And so the washing, grinding and roasting began.

Step 1

Dig up a large bunch of dandelion roots. You’re going to need far more dandelion root than the amount in the photo. Work on 15 times the amount you see above.

Step 2

Wash your dandelion roots as best as possible.

Step 3

Slice the dandelion roots into chip-like pieces.

Step 4

And then arrange the root pieces onto your dehydrator’s trays. Allow to dry for 60 minutes.

Step 5

Now chop the dried dandelion root into small pieces.

Step 6

Arrange the root pieces onto an oven tray.

Step 7

Roast the dandelion root for 30 minutes on 200°C. The roots need to be brown and dried right through.

Step 8

Allow the dandelion root to cool then finely grind, and roast a second time in an oven for 5 minutes on 180°C. Store in airtight container.

How To Make A Cup Of Dandelion Root Coffee

Put 6 tablespoons of dandelion coffee grinds into 500ml of boiling water and leave to steep for 30 minutes. Strain into a saucepan and reheat to desired temperature. Serve with milk and honey if so desired.


  1. says

    Hmm interesting. A few questions: what does it taste like? Would you recommend combining it with regular coffee (like people in the South do with chicory?)

    • Robin Harford says

      Taste like, similar to chicory or one of those shop bought drinks like Barleycup. I don’t mix it with chicory… best if you try the recipe and get your own impressions.

  2. Melody Adams says

    I am highly sentitive to caffine and had not had coffee in years. :( I am so excited to try roasted dandy lion root! I have plenty to choose from! My yard is full every spring!

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