How Do You Make Green Coffee

Green coffee, made from unroasted coffee beans, offers a different caffeine experience and potential health benefits. Here’s how you can prepare it at home:

Method 1: Steeping (Fast & Simple):

  1. Grind the beans: Grind green coffee beans into a medium-fine consistency, similar to sand. A burr grinder works best for even grind.
  2. Measure: Use 1 tablespoon (6 grams) of ground coffee per 1 cup (236 ml) of water. Adjust to your desired strength.
  3. Heat the water: Heat water to just below boiling, around 90-96°C (194-205°F).
  4. Steep: Put the ground coffee in a cup or teapot and pour hot water over it. Steep for 10-12 minutes, allowing the flavors to extract.
  5. Strain & enjoy: Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the grounds. Serve hot or cold, and sweeten if desired with honey, lemon, or spices.

Method 2: Boiling (Stronger Brew):

  1. Soak the beans: Place 1 tablespoon of whole green coffee beans per 1 cup of water in a pot. Cover and soak overnight at room temperature.
  2. Boil & simmer: Bring the water and beans to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Cool & strain: Let the mixture cool completely, then strain out the beans.
  4. Enjoy: Your green coffee is ready to drink hot or cold. You can dilute it with water or add flavors like cinnamon, ginger, or cardamom.

Tips:

  • For cold brew, simply steep ground green coffee beans in cold water for 12-24 hours in the refrigerator. Then, strain and enjoy.
  • Experiment with different brewing times and ratios to find what suits your taste.
  • Green coffee can have a grassy or vegetal taste. Some people find it bitter; adding sweeteners or flavors may help.
  • Store green coffee beans in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Remember, green coffee may not be suitable for everyone, especially pregnant or breastfeeding women and those with certain medical conditions. Consult your doctor before consuming it regularly.

Enjoy your healthy cup of green coffee!