Dandelion Root Coffee

Two weeks ago I dropped the “caffeine bomb”. Many of you reading are saying, “Ugh, I’d rather not talk about that anymore.” But just in case you missed it, here are some reasons to consider giving up your beloved coffee drink!

This week we’re here to offer an alternative, to soften the blow of going sans coffee with a “too good to be true” coffee alternative.

Enter, Dandelion Root Coffee.

Dandelion root, often associated with the pesky dandelion weed, has been used for centuries to treat depression, scurvy and even diabetes. It’s difficult to find dandelion root in most health food stores, so you’re best bet is to buy it online. We bought our dandelion root and chicory from Frontier Natural Products and Starwest Botanicals. A great liver detoxifier, dandelion root, it is also known for aiding in digestion and weight loss. The other magic ingredient in this nutty warm elixir is chicory, which gives this drink its rich coffee flavor. Chicory is full of antioxidants and helps to reduce inflammation in the body to boot.

Not only does Dandelion Root Coffee taste delicious, you might even feel a healthy herbal buzz from all the goodness that’s packed into this drink.

Ready to try it?

Give this nutty herbal ”coffee” drink a try and tell us what you think. Does it meet your coffee standards or at least let you get by for a few days? Remember, you don’t have to give up coffee forever. Try it for yourself and tell us how you feel.

Leave a comment below.

We hope you enjoy!

With “it’s too be good to be true” caffeine-free kisses,



Dandelion Root Coffee

Yield: 4


  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 TB. roasted chicory, finely ground
  • 2 TB. roasted dandelion root, finely ground
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • 1-2 vanilla beans, chopped into pieces
  • Stevia to taste

In a 2-quart pot combine dandelion root, chicory, cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans. Bring to boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the grounds. Serve with a few drops of stevia or steamed nut milk. Enjoy!

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  • Katrina

    I tried this a really like it. It’s very strong though I had to dilute it.
    Does this contain caffeine?

    • Jo Schaalman

      Hi Katrina! I’m so glad to hear you enjoy the dandelion root coffee – it is totally caffeine free and 100% cleanse friendly. :)

  • John Williams

    I’ve seen plenty of dandelion root tea recipes, but never dandelion coffee… I’ll definitely have to give this a try (even though I suppose technically this is still a tea, right?) :)

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