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Acorns can be roasted and ground just like coffee beans. Starbucks should do that, charge whatever they want for a cup, and with enough sugar people will love it. Blame the resulting illness on the Taco Bell next door and you've got a new "coffee" with good profit margins and nobody will be able to
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[angel, Mar 25 2013]
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||As long as you're either using low tannin acorns or
leach the tannins properly (and, you know, sort
out the acorns with worms) acorns aren't going to
cause any major problems. They make a
reasonably nutritious high protein flour as well
(doesn't keep well, admittedly, due to the protein
and oil content).
||As a coffee substitute, however, the lack of
caffeine is going to be a critical problem.
||//As a coffee substitute, however, the lack of caffeine is
going to be a critical problem.// That never stopped
||//Starbucks should do that//
appears to be that they already do (linky).