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Homemade Date Seed Coffee

Discover a Unique Brew: Homemade Date Seed Coffee Recipe

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Coffee lovers, rejoice! If you're looking to explore a caffeine-free alternative that's equally satisfying and brimming with unique flavors, then homemade date seed coffee might be your new favorite beverage. This delightful concoction offers a warm and comforting experience reminiscent of traditional coffee but without the caffeine kick. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of crafting your very own batch of homemade date seed coffee. Get ready to awaken your taste buds to a whole new world of aromatic goodness!

Date Seed Coffee Recipe:


  • 1 cup dried date seeds/pits

  • Water

  • Sweetener (optional, e.g., honey, maple syrup)

  • Milk or creamer (optional)

  • Ground cinnamon (optional)


  • Collect and Clean the Date Seeds: Start by gathering date seeds or pits from fresh dates. Thoroughly rinse and clean them to remove any fruit remnants.

  • Dry the Date Seeds: Spread the cleaned date seeds on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place them in the oven at the lowest temperature or use a food dehydrator. Wait patiently as the seeds dry and become brittle over 12-24 hours.

  • Roast the Date Seeds: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the dried date seeds on a baking sheet and roast them for about 15-20 minutes. Witness the transformation as they turn into a rich, deep brown color, releasing enticing aromas that will tickle your senses.

  • Cool and Grind: Allow the roasted date seeds to cool. Once they're at room temperature, use a coffee grinder to transform them into a coarse powder reminiscent of coffee grounds.

  • Brewing: Experience the magic of brewing date seed coffee with these methods:

    • French Press Method: Boil water and allow it to cool slightly. Add 2 tablespoons of ground date seeds for every 6 ounces of water to your French press. Let it steep for 5-7 minutes before slowly pressing down and pouring the brewed coffee into your cup.

    • Pour-Over Method: Boil water and let it cool slightly. Place a coffee filter in a pour-over cone and add 2 tablespoons of ground date seeds. Bloom the grounds with a small amount of hot water, then gradually pour the rest in a circular motion. Watch the rich coffee-like liquid drip into your cup.

  • Serve: Customize your date seed coffee to your taste: Add a touch of sweetener like honey or maple syrup if desired.

    • For a creamy texture, incorporate milk or creamer.

    • Elevate the experience with a pinch of ground cinnamon on top.

Nutrition Facts: (Approximately 2 servings)

  • Calories: ~10 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: ~2 g

  • Fiber: ~1 g

  • Protein: ~0 g

  • Fat: ~0 g

  • Calcium: ~1% DV

  • Iron: ~1% DV

  • Potassium: ~1% DV

  • Magnesium: ~1% DV

  • Roasted Date Seeds: Airtight container at room temperature for a few weeks.

  • Ground Date Seed Coffee: Airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to a week or freeze for up to a month.

  • Brewed Date Seed Coffee: Refrigerate for a day or two, reheating before consuming.


Homemade date seed coffee is more than just a beverage; it's a sensory journey. Enjoy crafting your own coffee alternative, experiencing the flavors of roasted date seeds and the warmth of each sip. Whether you're seeking a caffeine-free option or simply eager to explore new culinary horizons, this recipe promises a delightful addition to your beverage repertoire.


Serving Suggestions:
  • Add your favorite plant-based milk alternative and natural sweetener, for a homemade late.

  • Add raw chocolate syrup to create a delicious mocha, hot or cold. (Chocolate Sauce recipe included below).

Homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate Sauce Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder

  • 1/2 cup raw agave nectar or maple syrup (adjust to taste)

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or coconut milk for a twist)

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • A pinch of sea salt


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the raw cacao powder and melted coconut oil. Stir until you achieve a velvety mixture.

  2. Add the raw agave nectar (or maple syrup) and mix thoroughly, adjusting the sweetness according to your preference.

  3. Introduce the almond milk (or coconut milk) into the mixture, stirring until your sauce attains its desired silky consistency. If you find it too thick, a touch more milk can do the trick.

  4. Elevate the flavor with the addition of pure vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt. Stir until these ingredients are well integrated.

  5. Taste-test and tweak the sweetness or other elements as you see fit.

  6. Transfer your delectable creation into an airtight jar or bottle, ready for storage.

  7. To preserve its smooth consistency, store your raw vegan chocolate sauce in a cool, dry cabinet or pantry. With proper care, it should remain delightful for around 2 to 3 weeks.

Ways to Enjoy:
  • Coffee Elixir: Whether you're savoring a steaming cup of coffee on a chilly morning or indulging in an iced coffee to beat the heat, your homemade chocolate sauce is ready to elevate your beverage. Simply spoon a dollop of this sauce into your coffee, stirring to infuse it with rich chocolate goodness.

  • Dessert Darling: Don't limit your sauce to just coffee! Drizzle it over vegan ice cream, fresh fruit, or dairy-free pancakes for a guilt-free dessert that's as sumptuous as it is satisfying.

  • Decadent Dips: Planning a movie night or a cozy gathering with friends? Prepare a platter of sliced fruits, pretzels, and other vegan-friendly dippables. Your homemade chocolate sauce can serve as the star of the dipping show!

For a special treat, mix your yummy raw vegan chocolate sauce with your homemade date seed coffee. The smooth sauce and earthy coffee flavors come together for a wonderful taste. Just add a bit of sauce to your coffee and enjoy the tasty combo. It's an easy way to make your coffee break extra special!

chocolate sauce


The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on factors such as seed size, roasting time, and brewing method. Consult with a healthcare professional if you have specific dietary concerns or conditions.

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