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July 12, 2023

Mesquite Bean Coffee

mesquite bean coffee

Although thorny pods are an inconvenience, their delicious beans make an excellent source of energy and protein. When ground into meal or flour they can be used in various recipes while they also ferment into an intoxicating bean beer called atole.


When it comes to coffee, you have many different choices available to you. Some people enjoy drinking arabica coffee with its smooth taste and low acidity while others may favor robusta beans for their dark roast flavor. And don't discount mesquite! Although its pods from Prosopis glandulosa trees may appear undigested to some people, they actually make for delicious drinking options!

Mesquite trees are native to North America and Mexico's arid regions. Native American people used mesquite seeds in making atole and bread; during harvesting, pods are collected in large sacks for processing to ensure cleanliness before being roasted before being ground into flour for baking purposes.

Coetzee family in South Africa created MannaBrew from mesquite tree seed pods roasted using traditional methods and refined through heat processing, producing a product which tastes similar to coffee but without caffeine; its flavor resembles cocoa with notes of molasses and cinnamon for an energy source with rich, satisfying taste that offers natural energy sources with lasting satisfaction.

Prieska, located in Northern Cape province, is the site of this company. Mesquite pods are harvested by over 1,000 community members who harvest them manually - the product being organically certified as well.


Mesquite beans lie dormant for years before emerging under ideal conditions and being harvested for their delicious flavors and nutrients. Mesquite is naturally gluten-free, low-fat, low-sodium food source that boasts more protein than most grains or beans, as well as calcium, potassium magnesium iron zinc - making this ingredient truly an exceptional natural ingredient!

Victoria Cappadona and Justin own a ranch in Linn, about 20 miles northeast of Edinburg in Texas. While some ranchers view mesquite trees with suspicion owing to their hardiness and insistence upon remaining put up against traditional removal techniques, Victoria found something special about these particular specimens.

She discovered that organic mesquite bean coffee, now known as MannaBrew, provides an energy boost while simultaneously helping reduce unemployment in Northern Cape regions where mesquite seed pods are harvested - this is especially essential in light of water shortages and food security challenges faced by these regions.

Harvesting mesquite seeds and pods not only reduces poverty but provides work to thousands of local residents living in the region. All mesquite used by MannaBrew is wild-harvested organic certified mesquite, meeting all Food Safety and Security processes in place for quality assurance in its final product.

Diabetes is an issue in the Rio Grande Valley where MannaBrew is produced, yet mesquite beans offer low glycemic index ratings that make them an excellent option for diabetics looking for something better than refined sugars.

Health Benefits

Mesquite beans are packed with protein and fiber, plus vitamins and minerals essential for health, including antioxidants that may help prevent diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Mesquite beans can be eaten either raw or roasted; their seeds can even be ground into flour for gluten-free baked goods!

Mesquie is a drought-resistant plant that thrives in multiple climates. Its wood has been used to make furniture and fences, with seeds being eaten as food. Mesquite trees are popular with ranchers for providing shade and water; its roots even help repair damaged soil. Unfortunately, many have an adverse relationship with mesquie trees and bulldoze or burn them frequently.

Gyawali soon realized the health benefits of mesquite, prompting him to start making his own mesquite flour. With help from Austin Food & Wine Alliance grants, he was able to purchase a hammer mill and began collecting pods across Texas.

Mesquite pods are carefully sorted, roasted and ground into a texture compatible with most coffee-making equipment before being packaged into eco-friendly bags and distributed across retailers across the nation. As it has become such an iconic product, mesquite harvesters have seen it become a significant source of income.


Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) tree seed pods are not only edible, but truly delicious! Their delicious sweet-nutty taste combined with earthy notes of smoke make for an irresistibly delectable treat that can be eaten raw or ground into flour to produce an aromatic coffee substitute; or used to flavor meat dishes while being packed full of protein and flavoring agents. While the Mesquite was once popularly consumed as coffee-like drink without caffeine and acidity issues; Victoria Cappadona from Cappadona Ranch is making sure its popularity returns by producing high protein rich flour products made of Mesquite seed pods which tastes much like coffee but without caffeine or acidity!

Mesquite bean coffee comes in convenient bags, ready for easy home use. Available at many health food stores and online, this gluten-free, vegan and Kosher product has no pesticides or chemicals found during production - plus is non-GMO!

Beans harvested from wild-grown trees without being exposed to herbicides or pesticides are harvested by hand and hand sorted for quality, while mesquite is roasted, ground and mixed into an ideal consistency for coffee brewing - the company has received FSSC certification, making all products safe for human consumption.