Coffee is well-trusted around the world to be beneficial to people’s health. It’s not surprising that it is being substituted for dipping tobacco and e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes overshadowed the use of dripping tobacco. However, ground coffee has taken over. What is more delightful than covering a harmful substance for a relatively harmless substance(caffeine) full of benefits?
This article shall explain the concept of using coffee in replacement for smokeless tobacco, how to make it and its benefits.
Dipping tobacco, idiomatically called “dip”, is a finely shredded or ground smokeless tobacco product. People consume tobacco products without burning or inhaling them. It can be called chew, chewing tobacco, spitting tobacco, oral tobacco, snuff, dip or dipping tobacco.
The process of dipping is placing a pinch or dip of tobacco between the lips and the gum.
Dipping tobacco is addictive because of the presence of nicotine in it. There is no difference between smoking or using smokeless tobacco products. Nicotine can still get absorbed in the brain when the nicotine enters the mouth and goes through the blood. It even stays longer in the blood than when it is smoked.
Effects of Dipping Tobacco
Poor Gum Health
Dipping or chewing tobacco causes the gum to pull away from the teeth, thereby leading to loose teeth.
Tooth Decay and Mouth Sores
Tobacco contains sugar. Therefore smokeless tobacco can cause painful mouth sores and tooth decay.
The high level of chemicals and other substances that are in tobacco can cause white leathery patches in the mouth and eventually cause throat and mouth cancer.
Coffee Chew Dip
Coffee chew dip is a great and healthy substitute for tobacco dip. Tobacco addicts willing to stop can start withdrawing by adding coffee chew in small quantities to their tobacco dip and then increasing it till they can control it.
How to Make a Coffee Chew Dip
- Quality coffee beans
- Coffee grinder
- Corn syrup
- Essential oil(optional)
- Large box or tin
- Parchment paper
Step1: Line a tray or baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, cut out some parts of the parchment paper to wrap the chews later.
Step 2: Grind your coffee beans to a fine ground that is neither too fine nor too coarse.
Step 3: Mix the ground coffee with creamer, a tablespoon of corn syrup, and honey in a large bowl. Watch the quantity of the sweetener you’re adding. Be careful to have a similar texture to the regular chew.
Step 4: Quickly pour the mixture into your baking sheet that is already lined. After the chew has levelled and flattened out, cut them into bite-sized pieces.
Step 5: Wrap your bite-sized pieces in the length of the parchment papers you cut earlier.
Step 6: Store your wrapped chews in a tin or air-tight container, and they are ready to use.
Benefits of Coffee Chew Dip
People who smoke, inhale or dip tobacco do it for the nicotine. Substituting it for caffeine dip is an excellent decision because the caffeine in coffee beans helps stimulate you, decreases appetite, suppresses hunger and gives a buzz that nicotine can get you addicted to constantly longing for.
Do you have to spit with coffee pouches?
Not spitting tobacco dips is harmful, but the choice is yours with a coffee pouch. You may decide to spit it out if you want or swallow your saliva and absorb more energy from it.
Withdrawing from any form of addiction is not easy. However, a firm determination will get you there. Tobacco in all forms has adverse effects on the body; research has shown that smokeless tobacco is worse.
You can start your tobacco dip withdrawal journey by substituting it with coffee chew dip. It’s okay to begin gradually and mix the two until you are comfortable enough to withdraw.
Also read: How to Infuse Cigars with Coffee?