How to Make Rice Coffee

Coffee rice came to popularity during the World War II. I remember my mother used to stock toasted rice in replacement of regular coffee.  Well, coffee rice has its benefits. First, it contains no caffeine – good for people who are avoiding caffeine for some health reasons. Second, it’s all natural.

coffee rice

How to make rice coffee.

Choose good quality rice grain, not steamed rice. Just like real coffee beans, high quality grain taste good.

Place rice in a frying pan. Toast it over low  heat until brown. Brown not Black, else, coffee will taste like charcoal. Coffee roaster and popcorn popper can also be used for this purpose.

Boil water. Add coffee rice. Let stand for few minutes and serve. Coffee to water ratio depends on your preference.

Enjoy your hot coffee rice!


Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

24 Replies to “How to Make Rice Coffee”

  1. ay, naku, mga 6 years siguro ang 1st taym ko with arroz cafe ni mother. mas natural o puro ang lasa kaysa instant or starbucks. arroz cafe, walang panama! walang tatalo sa pinoy na cafe. subukan nyo, pag di nyo natikman ang langit sa almusal, pamahaw or pani-aga nindo.

  2. every time i drink rice coffee. naaalala ko yung mga when i was young. and the very simple life we had before. it was almost 30 years from now. and it keeps coming back every time i drink rice coffee.

  3. uhm sa totoo lang di ko pa to natitikman… nakwento lang sakin ng lola ko na nung panahon ng mga hapon eh ganito ang ginagawa nilang kape… I’m just wondering if I can make an instant rice coffee for my investigatory project… I’m just wondering what was the advantages of rice coffee rather than the commercial coffee.. I want to make a successful instant rice coffee so that it will lick in the market… I think it was cheaper than the coffee beans… Wish me luck.. =))

    1. Hi there, we are actually also having a feasibility study about rice coffee. you might want to collaborate with us? 🙂

      1. Hi, pwede pong makahingi ng feasibility study kong nakagawa ka na kasi gusto kong mag simula sa small business para makahiram ako ng pera sa OWWA us an OFW kasi nagpapahiram ang gubyerno ng pera sa mga galing abroad, pls i need your help thanks.

        1. No I don’t have one. However, making one is not as hard as you might think. I sure drafting your own will increase your chance of getting the funds you need.

          good luck!

          1. taga saan ka ba? ilagay mo lang sa kawali na di na pwede paglutuan, doon mo isangag without water of course. hanggang mag brown

  4. ako i love tea..basta masarap.ü and ofcourse i love rice tea, mas magaan ang feeling compared s commercial coffee na nagpapalpitate ako before though di n ngaun mas ok p din ang rice tea or coffee less ang smell sa pee for me mas healthy sya.

  5. ang sabi ng yumao kung mahal na ina na ang rice coffee ay mabisa daw pangtanggal ng kabag kung ikaw ay sinisikmura lalo na kung malimit kang nalilipasan ng gutom.. Alternative ang rice coffee sa mga taong may hypertension, heart ailment na bawal uminom ng pure coffee dahil nagpapabilis tibok ng puso..

  6. Masarap ang instant rice coffee, aromatic at natural ang amoy. Ito ang gamit namin noon panahon ng hapon at hanggang ngayon gamit parin sa liblib na logar.

  7. Yes rice coffee is a great caffeine free coffee for all those who don’t want caffeinated beverages. I like a rice coffee at work so instant rice coffee is the way to go for me. I don’t think the boss or clients would appreciate a roast up in the office. At home yes one could make it, as you could with the coffee bean, a simple roast. I am lazy and don’t want the cleaning up after. I’ll just stay with instant. Great article.

    1. we share the same attitude here. I love brewed coffee but too lazy to prepare one. I stick to instant coffee, plain black. According to my reading, instant coffee is still a coffee without additives but less flavor. Considerable flavors were lost during concentration and crystallization process.

    1. I was not refering to technical science here. In case that is what you need, I never suggest using frying pan. Instead, use oven with properly calibrated thermometer. Spread your chosen rice thinly on tray. Pre-heat to desired temp ( usually 100 to 150 C ). Put it in. Set the timer and wait until you got your desired roast.

      Not satisfied? Repeat with different time and temperature setting until you are satisfied. And, remember to record all data..

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