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 No.16

what are you gonna drink in the morning once climate change has destroyed coffee production and it costs $50/bag?

pic related

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 No.18

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let's goooo

 No.20

>>18
Experimental Farm Network has some seeds from a weeping yaupon holly that was from the northern edge of the native range and old enough to have survived a couple of major blizzards in the region. Picked some up cuz my current pipe dream is breeding cold-resistant yaupon

 No.27

>>20 oh wow hell yeah! please keep /eco/ anons posted on that! i'm in a solid zone 4 but i wonder if you could greenhouse it too!

 No.28

>>27
Definitely. Also currently growing some indoors, gonna see how it does over the winter and determine if it's viable to just grow it as a houseplant.

 No.32

water

 No.36

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On the West coast, the nuts of the Bay Laurel are a really nice for a coffee-like beverage. Collect them in the early Fall, dry and roast them, grind the meats into a powder. Pretty high caffeine content too, with yerba mate (yaupon relative) has curbed my need for getting coffee recently.

 No.37

>>36
This is really interesting, I had no idea the fruits of California bay laurel were even edible! Though it sounds like the caffeine thing might actually be a myth?

https://www.facebook.com/bluewindschool/posts/have-you-ever-heard-that-california-bay-nuts-actually-seeds-contain-caffeine-or-/10153936234133806/

 No.38

>>37
At the very least, they have some good nutritional value and high fat content.
Thanks for the fact check!

 No.39

>>37
Non-pozzed version of that link for the gamers

https://archive.is/lOOUm

Yaupon was a kind of a large underground plant meme when I lived below the mason-dixen.
Never tried the drink though, is it any good?

 No.40

>>39
I've only had it from one source, but it's pretty decent IMO. If you brew it like a tea, it tastes a lot like yerba mate. You can also brew it by simmering it for 5 minutes, which weirdly (in my experience) mellows the flavor but makes it a lot darker and fuller-bodied, which is nice if you're actually going for a coffee replacement vibe.



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