Why drink green coffee instead of the regular stuff? For starters, your health. We’ve all heard that coffee can be good for you, but green coffee actually has some added benefits. Yemeni green coffee extract, as it’s referred to, is believed to aid in weight loss, reduce blood pressure, and even help combat diabetes. Another incentive for those who might not be so keen on coffee to begin with is that it doesn’t taste like coffee. Instead it has a more grassy taste, sort of like a tea.
Now that you’ve decided to give green coffee a go, you might be wondering “How is it made? Is it the same process as brewing roasted coffee?” Not exactly. So if you throw it into your various machines, you might end up a bit disappointed with the end result. But don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for.
Similarly to the brown coffee beans you may be accustomed to, green beans need to be ground in order to be brewed properly. However, the grinding process does vary slightly. As they are not roasted, green coffee beans are harder to grind, resulting in very course grounds. Because of how hard the beans are, this step will require a device with some power behind it. Your typical grinder might not be adequate as the burrs may not be tough enough, so be sure to double check. Whether you choose a blender, food processor, or something of the sort, make sure the blades are strong enough to grind down these tough beans.
One you have ground the beans for around 5 minutes, they should be broken down a bit into granules that are approximately 1/8 to 1/4 of the original size. You will then place1-1.5 tablespoons of the grounds into a glass. Next you will need to heat some water either by stovetop or an electric kettle. Pour 150 milliliters of this water into the glass over the grounds. Note that the water should be hot but not quite boiling.
Now let it steep for 10 minutes.
Lastly, you will need to pour your freshly brewed coffee through a strainer into another glass or mug, and it is ready for consumption.
Alternately there is a second easier, albeit longer, method.
First you should measure 2 tablespoons of the beans and place into a bowl or cup. Pour in 200 milliliters of water and allow this to sit overnight.
Once the beans have soaked for an ample amount of time, you can pour the mixture into a stovetop pot. Allow this to boil lightly over a low flame/ heat setting for 15 minutes. Once finished, remove from heat and allow to set for another 5-10 minutes. Just as before, you will now need to pour your fresh brew through a strainer into a glass or mug and enjoy.
Either way you choose to make your green coffee, you’re sure to be in for an exiting new Yemeni style treat!