Wattleseed Coffee, an environmentally friendlier, caffeine free morning ritual.
If like me you can not even sniff coffee after 2pm at the risk of staring at the ceiling until 3am, then Wattleseed brew is your new best friend.
Wattleseed (from the Acacia tree) comes in many varieties, around 120 of them.
There are six or so common ones eaten here for their incredible superfood powers. Apart from protein and being a low GI source of carbohydrate, they also contain calcium, zinc, magnesium and Iron. Read more in our Australian Native Ingredients Index about Wattleseed.
Warndu's Australian Native Wattleseed Coffee - a caffeine free coffee
Wattleseed coffee is a specialty coffee made using the roasted seeds of the Acacia Victoriae plant, which is native to Australia. The seeds have a nutty, chocolatey flavour with hints of coffee and toasted hazelnut, and are often used as a flavouring ingredient in coffee blends. This type of coffee is considered a unique and rare delicacy, prized for its rich and complex taste profile.
Wattleseed that is roasted and ground make the best caffeine free coffee. You still get a little energy boost, without the slump and the same nutty, chocolatey flavour profile and mouth feel.
How to Make Wattleseed Coffee
Add a scoop for you and a scoop for the pot in a plunger , mix with your favourite milk (ours is Macadamia Milk) and viola. A truly Aussie brew. We love to add cinnamon and nutmeg to ours and make mini coffee spice bombs.
Buy Wattleseed in 50g freshly roasted and ground bags ready to brew now in our store.
Why is wattleseed a better alternative to coffee?
Wattleseed (Acacia species) provides several environmental benefits:
Biodiversity: Wattleseed is a native plant species in Australia and provides habitat for native animals such as birds and insects.
Soil stability: The deep root system of wattleseed helps to prevent soil erosion and increase soil stability, especially on slopes and degraded lands.
Carbon sequestration: Wattleseed is a fast-growing species that sequesters carbon, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Land rehabilitation: Wattleseed can be used for land rehabilitation, especially in arid or degraded areas, as it is able to grow in low-nutrient soils and withstand drought conditions.
Agricultural benefits: Wattleseed can be used for forage production, as well as for soil improvement, as it adds nitrogen to the soil through a symbiotic relationship with soil-dwelling bacteria.
Coffee production has a significant impact on the environment and climate.
Some of the main impacts include:
Deforestation: Coffee production often involves clearing large areas of forest, which contributes to deforestation and the loss of biodiversity.
Water use: Coffee production is a water-intensive process, and in some regions, coffee farming is putting pressure on local water resources.
Fertiliser and pesticide use: Coffee farming often involves the use of chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides, which can be harmful to the environment and contribute to water pollution.
Greenhouse gas emissions: Coffee production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, primarily through the use of fossil fuels in processing and transportation.
Climate change: Coffee plants are sensitive to changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, and climate change is having a major impact on coffee-growing regions around the world. This is leading to shifts in coffee-growing regions and reductions in coffee yields, which could have significant economic impacts for coffee-producing countries.
Overall, the coffee industry has a significant impact on the environment and climate, and it is important for coffee producers, consumers, and policymakers to take steps to reduce its impact and ensure a sustainable future for coffee production.