The bitter, rich aroma of coffee does it for me.
I have often been known to waltz into a coffee shop or specialist coffee seller, to plant myself in the midst of all the rows of exotic varieties and ‘roasted this’ and ‘Columbian that’, to just allow the lids of my eyes to fall as I inhale, so deeply that I get a little spacey, and exhale slowly with erotic pleasure at the provocative, sensual aromas that cause me to temporarily loose my mind.
But the taste, or should I say the aftertaste, doesn’t. I couldn’t drink it. I order herbal tea in the ‘coffee house’ and drift, my head full of clouds of pungent smelling air, out of the specialist store empty handed. I just didn’t get it. The foul covering languishing on the tongue, the aftertaste that turned sour. No, no, no!
I was doing my monthly wholefoods shop online. I was feeling open minded and ‘down with it’, and was ordering new products to sample at my leeesure. Loves, I spied something I’d long relegated to the hippy bin, along with Jesus sandals and tie dye (I know, now I’ve said it, it will bite me on the ass and become the height of fashion..AGAIN!), but, being swingy and floaty from the effects of sudden sunshine in Britain, I ordered a box of coffee I swore could never hit the spot.
When my groceries arrived, I tore into the box and tapped the button on the kettle. I was ready for this. I ground, spooned, poured and plunged and filled my lungs with bitter scent. Transported to heaven. My best and never used, coffee cup was dusted off and became a vessel for the thick, dark, liquid. My stars! It was DELICIOUS!….AND, not a coffee bean in sight. What? Loves, it was DANDELION COFFEE. I kid you not, it is a very deep and dark horse and it is mighty, and bitter, and rich, and SATISFYING. Mick Jagger would be changing the lyrics of his Chart topping ditty, if he imbibed this baby!
UTTERLY, SUPREMELY DELICIOUS. Caffeine free. Made from the roasted root of the dandelion. It’s FREE, probably sunning itself in your back garden. You can make it yourself.YouTube tutorial) Reported to be blooming good for you (protects liver, reduces acid indigestion & heartburn, improves memory, rich in potassium, blood purifying, cleansing…). Remember in school when kindly fellow classmates would chide you if you innocently picked a dandelion and put the fear of God into you that you’d wet the bed?! An old wives tale that got bandied about the playground. Well, old wives tales are factual more often than not (clever Mrs.). Dandelions are diuretic and can help relieve water retention (good for PMS). For more benefits go here
yep… There you have it. And it isn’t just me. I taste tested it on a few of my coffee loving friends and they, like the clocks on a dandelion, were blown away! I am drinking copious amounts of it! It delivers a hit!
When you purchase it from the store. Make sure it is 100% roasted coffee root (some add sugar and other unnecessary crap…leave those tins on the shelf!). The brand I tried and am drinking copious cups of is Cotswold Dandelion Coffee. Smooth and utterly satisfying!