January 12, 2013 by Sam

Cacao beans are pretty fantastic. They are a great source of good fat, fiber, antioxidants & essential minerals, like iron & magnesium. One tasty way to enjoy the benefits of cacao is to drink it. I’ve tried Choffy and it’s super delicous. I gave my husband some as a Christmas gift and we love it. Unfortunately, it’s not super convenient for us. We have to purchase ours online as it’s not sold in stores & we don’t have a distributor near us. It can also get pretty pricey.

I decided to try to make my own, so I purchased Divine Organics Raw Cacao Nibs from Whole Foods, oven roasted the nibs & brewed it in a French press. These nibs have a really fruity aroma and made a delicious cup of “cacaoffee”.


Cacaoffee - Primal Noms

Serves: 2

10 tbs. raw cacao nibs

32 oz. water

Cream (optional)

Heat your oven to 150 degrees. Spread the cacao nibs on a baking sheet and place in oven for about 15 minutes.

Remove the nibs & grind coarsely, so it does not clog the press’ filter. Heat water until 195-200 degrees. (Note: Brewing coffee or cacao beans at a lower temperature will not extract all the bean’s goodies while brewing at higher temperature alters the flavor.)

Place the ground cacao in the press & add heated water. Brew for 5 minutes, stir, then serve, adding cream if desired.


2 thoughts on “Cacaoffee

  1. Stella says:

    I had randomly picked up cacoa nibs when shopping at a local chocolatier’s market, and didn’t know what to do with them. I’m so glad you posted this as now I can use them! I just made this (and added some coconut milk) and it’s so delicious- flavorful but not like just drinking chocolate.

  2. Sam says:

    Oh goodie! I made some this afternoon & instead of cream added coconut butter. Yum!

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