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Date Coffee

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After my first attempt at making “coffee” from date pits about a year ago, which ended up with me breaking the container of my Vitamix, I needed some time to heal from that traumatic experience. Before my second attempt, I purchased a steel spice and coffee grinder, that was much cheaper than what I paid to replace the Vitamix container. And I’m happy to report that the result is wonderful! I love having Arabic-style coffee, but I don’t do well with too much caffeine. So making it with the date pits has been lovely. 

So start saving those date pits and try this recipe out. And check out this video to see how I make it.

Note: You need a strong grinder, or it is possible to break the container if it is plastic, or even break the blade, even if it is metal.

Date Coffee

Cook Time: 30-40min
|prep Time: 10min
| total Time: 60min
| servings: 4


Date pits, as much as you can get, or at least 1 cup 

To make 3-4 servings of Arabic Coffee: 

½ tablespoon date coffee 

2 cardamom pods 

4 cloves 

200ml water 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F or 190C. Wash the pits very well and then dry them with a clean dish towel before placing them on a baking sheet. Roast for about 30 minutes. The color won’t change that much and the smell isn’t distinct, so you need to just roast long enough. 
  2. Once cooled down, place about ¼ cup of the now roasted pits into your coffee grinder and grind until the consistency is like medium-ground coffee. Transfer to a jar and continue until all the pits are ground. Store in a sealed jar. 
  3. To make the Arabic coffee, place all the ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Let simmer on low heat for about 18 minutes and then it’s ready to drink. 

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