The 3 Steps To Using A Juicer To Make Kava

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Making your own kava can be time-consuming. The traditional method of pressing kava and filtering it can take over an hour just to make a decent drink. However, there is a way to cut down this time by almost 80%; the trick is to use a centrifugal juicer. When using a juicer to make kava you need to follow these 3 steps to ensure that everything is done right.

Using a juicer to make kava is a great way to speed up the process of pressing and straining the kava. These are the three steps that you need to follow. First, grind up your kava root into room temperature water and let sit for 10 minutes. Second, put this kava root water into a centrifugal juicer and run it on medium. Third, after 12 minutes of juicing the kava take pour the drink and enjoy!

When the team here at Kava Bula is running low on time to make kava we will use a juicer to speed up the process. When done properly you can make an entire batch of kava for your guests in about 20-25 minutes. This saves about 30 minutes’ worth of time!

Let’s jump right into it yeah. Here are the 3 steps to using a juicer to make kava.

First Grind Up Your Kava Root Into Room Temperature Water And Let Sit For 10 Minutes

The first step to making kava in a juicer is to grind up the kava root and mix it into room temperature water.

When you get your kava you will either get kava root or a powder mixture. If you have the powder mixture you can skip the grinding process and just throw it straight into the water.

If you have the root then you need to grind it as much as you can into a powder. The best way to do this is with a mortar and pestle but any bowl and rock will do just fine. Don’t worry about getting the root into a powder by hand, you can get it down to around 1 cm chunks and that will work out just fine.

After you have either the kava powder or kava root ready to go throw it into some room temperature water. We use room temperature water because it won’t destroy any of the kavalactones that make the kava work. Lot’s of new guys who make kava use hot water and it destroys the kava root leaving you with a bad-tasting beverage. As such, use room temperature water.

Once you have the kava root or powder in the water stir it around for about 2 minutes. The goal here is to get every part of the powder or root soaked with water. After you have done this let it sit for about 5-10 minutes to get the root mixture saturated with water.

That’s it for the first step. At the end of this step, you should have a bowl of water that is filled with either kava powder or bits of kava root. It is important that this mixture is completely soaked with water.

The Second Step Is To Put This Mixture Into the Centrifugal Juicer and Run On Medium

Here is where the magic happens. Normally we would have to put this kava water mixture into a bowl with some palm leaves or cloth and kneed it for hours to make the kava drink. I want you to take this kava and water mixture and put it into the centrifugal juicer and put it on medium.

The centrifugal juicer is going to spin this mixture and begin to drain out the soaked kava. If you used kava powder you are fine to let the juicer continue to run but if you used kava root you will have to constantly add new water to make sure the root stays soaked.

This process will only take about 10 minutes in total for a single strained kava drink. However, you can repeat this process to make the kava become even less bitter and more refined. Often we will run the centrifugal juicer for around 20 minutes to give the total kava mixture two whole juicing cycles.

This creates an incredibly smooth kava drink that many of our guests enjoy. The best part about this is that the total process only takes about 30 minutes up until this point to completely finish. Compare that with the normal 1-1.5 hours to make a similar amount of finished kava!

The Third Step Is to Pour the Kava, Clean the Machine, and Enjoy!

This is the best part of the entire kava juicer journey; the drinking of the finished kava.

However, before we do that we have to perform the last step. Pour the kava into glasses and make sure it is ready to go. After this, we need to clean the inside of the machine by washing it out.

When we pour the kava from the juicer into a glass to serve there are a couple of things that need to be looked out for.

First, if the kava comes out in a slow trickle then that means that something is caught in the tap. Turn the tap off and pull out whatever is causing the blockage. This often happens when the juicer you are using had too little water in the initial mixture.

Second, if the kava itself is coming out cloudy with bits of flakes in it then you need to strain it. If you have a good juicer you won’t have to strain the kava afterward but if the juicer you are using is not the best then you might have to run it through a strainer bag real fast. An easy way to avoid this is to put a coffee filter over the tap of the juicer itself as a final strainer

After this, you can finally enjoy the kava that you have been mixing. Congratulations, instead of taking you an hour or more to make kava now you have done it in about half the total amount of time by using a juicer!


That’s about it to using a juicer to make kava. While we use a centrifugal juicer here at our little shack we know of people who use a traditional juicer and raw kava root. If you have this type of juicer it is possible but make sure you have the kava root and not the powder to make it work.

As always we say ‘bula’ when we drink kava. This means wishing those around you good health and fortune. So bula to you!


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