I have been adding more and more raw and feeling good, so the thought of becoming 100% is dancing in my mind, but what about coffee and tea?
There is cold drip coffee, no heat, but the beans are roasted.
There is white coffee with a slight roast(I think). The beans are actually whitesh green.
If coffee is no good there is always green tea, which is just dried.
It can be made without hot water, just let it sit in the water half a day or so.
Or do raw foodists do without any caffeine?
On a fruitarian board I used to belong to, people suggested drinking melon juice in the morning instead of coffee as a wake me up. They also suggested lemon juice. I've personally tried both and I think the lemon juice is a much better energy booster.
My guess is most raw fooders would kick the caffeine habit. I did for a while before switching to green tea. Not because it's raw, just because it doesn't give me coffee breath and I like me a hot beverage in the winter.
I say if you want to drink coffee then drink coffee. I'm not sure how much better a raw source of caffeine would be for you. Both are going to increase your body's acidity just the same I would think.
Did a little bit of research on yahoo and came across this forum post on another site. Thought you might like to take a look at it. It seems that you CAN have raw coffee!
That was interesting post about making raw coffee. I have to admire that experimentor's spirit of creativity.
I can barely find my way to the kitchen in the morning.
“May all sentient beings be free of pain and suffering. May all sentient beings experience eternal joy and happiness. gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā.”
And I'm guessing the "crapachino" part is a way of talking about the ones they have in Starbucks and other places.