Christie (my partner) and I may be doing something that has NEVER been done before. In the history of the WORLD.
I regularly harvest the dandelions out of our yard - instead of throwing them away, I save the roots, dry them, roast them, grind them, and make a delicious (and healthy!) coffee substitute. It has a delightfully velvety texture with nutty chocolate undertones. (And the aroma of roasting dandelion root is reputedly an aphrodisiac... another health benefit!) No big deal. Lots of people do that.
But TODAY... (cue dramatic music) we took dandelion-root coffee to the next level.
That's right - perhaps for the first time in human history, dandelion espresso has been consumed. And you, faithful readers, are the first to hear of it. (Don't you feel special?) I dug out my old college espresso machine, pulled down the freshly roasted root, and went to town.
The verdict? Mmmm... not quite as chocolaty as last year's harvest or perhaps as regularly brewed root, but definitely velvety. With a touch of sugar (raw, of course), it's perfect. Sadly, we're out of milk to try a latte. (We could have made history AGAIN! The first dandelion latte! Arrgh.)
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