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How To Brew Our Coffee Substitutes

Date Seed Coffee Brewing Instructions

We frequently receive emails from customers who like to know in what other ways they can brew our healthy coffee alternatives.

In fact, coffee substitutes have never been so delicious and easy to prepare. Our date seed coffee (some call it date pits coffee:) actually brews just like coffee. You can boil it, use a regular drip coffee maker, a coffee / tea press (French press) or even in an espresso machine.

Our recommended brewing techniques:

For The Average Joe

1) Simply add two heaping tea spoons of date seed coffee powder to your favourite mug.

2) Add 6 ounces of boiling water.

3) Add sugar and milk according to your taste (Date coffee is served best with milk!).

4) Let the date stone settle at the bottom of the cup for a minute and ….. enjoy!

For Mrs Joe (and her friends)

1) Put 6 cups water into the pot, and then you pour it into the machine. 

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2) Next, place 1/4 cup Date Seed Coffee Alternative into the metal filter (or paper filter).

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3) Brew for five minutes

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4) Add a bit of milk and sugar and enjoy

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For The "Joe Montana" - Espresso Date Seed Coffee Brewing

The name says all: an espresso is to be freshly prepared and enjoyed immediately. Expressly.

For coffee purists, espresso is the quintessential coffee preparation – rich, aromatic and velvety all at once; a natural layer of crema on top belying a full-bodied, yet deftly balanced liquid below. When ideally realized, a small miracle of chemistry and physics: science and art gliding together on air.

Espresso’s authentic formula is clear and basic, its proper execution a matter of training, experience and natural talent. A jet of hot water at 88°-93°C (190°-200°F) passes under a pressure of nine or more atmospheres through a seven-gram (.25 oz) cake-like layer of ground and tamped coffee. Done right, the result is a concentrate of not more than 30 ml (one oz) of pure sensorial pleasure.

For The French Joé (Using A French Press)

Easy to brew and super consistent, the French Press is very reliable. Its classic and well-engineered design hasn’t changed much since its invention in 1929, and it’s perfect for making multiple cups of heavy-bodied coffee in 4 minutes.

What you need:
  • 8 cup French Press brewer
  • Grinder
  • 56 grams (8 Tablespoons) of fresh coffee
  • Hot water just off the boil (about 205°F)
  • Wooden spoon or coffee paddle
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Mug
  • 4 Minutes :-)

 

1) Warm up the press

Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water. This helps maintain the temperature while brewing for best extraction.

 

2) Measure and grind

Measure out 56g (about 8 Tablespoons) of coffee and grind it as coarse as breadcrumbs.

 

3) Add water

Now that your French Press is warmed up, discard the hot water and add coffee into the empty press. Start your count-up timer as soon as you add hot water. Fill it up halfway to the top saturating all the grounds, making sure that there are no dry spots.

 

4) Stir

At 1:00 (minute), use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the top layer we call the crust. We prefer to use wood and not metal so you don’t accidentally crack the glass. Give it a good stir.

 

5) Add more water

Now, fill it all the way to the top with water. Put the top on and allow the coffee to brew without pressing it down.

 

6) Press

At 4:00, you are ready to press. Firmly push the press all the way down.

 

7) Serve and enjoy

Serve it up. Pour coffee into a carafe immediately to avoid over extraction. If the coffee sits on the grounds too long, it continues to extract and will become bitter. To clean the French Press, we find it easiest to add a little water to the grounds, give it a good swirl,and empty into the trash or compost bin.

For The Traditional Joe (The Turkish Coffee Way)

  • Add water to the cezve (or "ibrik" - a pot used for Turkish coffee), about 180 milliliters (6 oz) per cup of coffee desired
  • Add sugar to taste, stirring to blend it
  • Bring to a boil, remove from heat and add a teaspoon of coffee per cup
  • Boil coffee.
  • Remove the cevze from heat immediately after bringing to a first boil, discarding the accumulated foam, and mix well.
  • Boil coffee again.
  • Allow remaining powder to settle before serving. You can add a tablespoon of cold water to the pot after boiling twice to accelerate the process.

 


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