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« on: 20/02/2008, 12:55 PM »
Hi all,

Has anybody heard of, or tried grinding and drinking green coffee beans? I heard that some folk in certain African countries grind the green beans and boil them up and put ginger in it. Curious to see if anybody has tried it?  





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« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2008, 02:34 PM »
I wouldn't recommend putting green beans through your grinder unless you are passionate about changing grinder burrs on a continual basis.  Can't comment on the flavour of what you suggest.

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« Reply #2 on: 20/02/2008, 05:56 PM »
never heard of it sounds intriguing can't imagine what it would taste like
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« Reply #3 on: 21/02/2008, 03:29 PM »
I have been misinformed, sorry. The green coffee beans I've discovered are roasted first. The Eritreans prepare coffee in a completely different way I discovered last night. They roast a handful of green beans over an open fire, grind it soon after, three big tablespoonfuls in an earthen rounded coffeepot, boil for about 10 minutes and keep adding cold water to the brew so it doesn't burn. They then transfer the brew into another small rounded coffee pot and shove a mess of very thin nylon string in the spout. This I'm told acts as a filter as coffee is poured out - in the old country - they use horse tail hair. The coffee was strong and slightly acidic, but very aromatic. Don't normally add sugar to my coffees, but found that adding a little sugar into the coffee completely changed the flavour and tasted great after a couple of sips.  If anybody is interested in Eritrean coffee prepared the traditional way check out the Mu'Ooz restaurant in Moorooka.  

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« Reply #4 on: 22/02/2008, 10:03 AM »
I saw a doco on sbs a while ago ,it sounds like the one your describing.
I think the head women made the coffee then it was served oldest male to youngest than the women and the ceremony dated back ages ago.
Still would prefer my machine made.

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« Reply #5 on: 26/02/2008, 11:54 AM »
Interesting coffee rituals, yes. The Eritrean woman told me that the Ethiopian beans they use for their traditional coffee tastes completely different when made with the machine. She couldn't really describe it but said she preferred the beans brewed up.  I may have to try a machine coffee the next time I visit.  

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