Just the other day I has a conversation with someone about Dandelion Coffee.
The name itself is enough to raise eyebrows.
Perhaps you could call it a coffee in the loosest sense of the word, certainly it’s an acquired taste and, privately, I’ve found the notion of a drink made from dandelions a little bit scary.
But my friend really liked it and it has the added advantage of being caffeine free.
The farthest I’d ever strayed from drinking coffee before now is the cereal drink, barley cup – a smooth, malty beverage I reach for whenever I’ve run out of cocoa. So I wasn’t sure if I should be concerned that the brand, Barley Cup, innovated a Dandelion Barley Cup version. Could it be the gateway to a mystical world of drinks far beyond the safety of my morning coffee?
The drink itself is a compendium of earthy grains and spices: chicory, rye, sugar beet, dandelion and barley, which thankfully keeps it lactose free, gluten free and caffeine free.
And the taste? Surprisingly good. Very smooth, almost creamy and slightly sweet (which, apparently, is all due to the dandelion) so no need to add extra sugar to hide the taste.
You never know, I might just give Dandelion Coffee a chance…
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