Saturday, July 28, 2007
We can not talk in the mornings with out Coffee, drinking it either. We are a nation of Coffee Junkies. So what do we do if we are trying to stay local? Well there are several roasters in the US, you can support them and buy your coffee from them. There isn't one near me, and I buy a name brand. ~I am so bad~ The only place in the US that I know grows their own beans is Hawaii. And unless you live in a country that does grow its own, you are out of luck when it comes to coffee.
What you can do is find a substitute. Dandelion root is one such substitute. And readily available. Dig up the root, allow it to dry before grinding it up and placing it in your percolator. I have done this before, and although it isn't that bad, tastes a little like chocolate, I am having problems breaking my coffee addiction. Maybe some day. But this is a good thing to know, just in case coffee prices go the way of gasoline, or disappears. They is still hope for us!
I hear there is something out there made with soy. I just don't know about that. Soy seems to be replacing corn, and with the way corn has turned out, this scares me. But hey, I am a paranoid homesteader. :)