Fake Coffee (Coffee Substitute)

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
YIELD: 2 1/2 cups


  • 8
    fresh dandelion root, chopped
  • 6
    fresh burdock root, roots chopped
  • 4
    fresh chicory lettuce, roots chopped
  • 14
    cup fresh licorice (do not use if you have high blood pressure) or 1/4 cup dried licorice, chopped (do not use if you have high blood pressure)
  • 1
    tablespoon ginseng roots, ground


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Spread chopped roots on large ungreased baking pan. Bake, stirring after 20 minutes, for 45 minutes or until roots are golden.
  • Reduce heat to 200 degrees F and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, crush cinnamon stick in food processor or blender.
  • In a bowl, combine roots, cinnamon, licorice and ginseng. Transfer to an airtight jar for storage. Roots must be very dry before storage.
  • Grind a small amount and use 1 tbsp for every 1 cup water.