Have you tried every type of coffee the world has to offer? As a passionate coffee drinker, I'd like to say that I have, but I have not traveled the world, nor do I have the time or money. However, if you want to try something new when it comes to coffee, a good cup of coffee and chicory may just do the trick.
What is Chicory?
I'm glad you asked. Chicory is just another herb that can be roasted and ground after you've dried it. It's known as a perennial herb, which just means it grows throughout every season. It looks like a flower with purple petals and its leaves can be used in a salad. The root is the part that gets roasted and was used as a substitute for coffee in the 18th century.
Of course, chicory does not have to be a substitute. You can combine with coffee for a unique taste. The general rule is, two parts coffee and one part chicory and most use a french coffee press.
Enough with all this history, now it's time to find out what kind of chicory coffee you need to buy. Here are the top 3 brands of chicory coffee …
This coffee used to only be available in New Orleans, but now you can buy it from the French Market website. You'll find it has a smooth flavor, and you'll taste a hint of chocolate.
2. French Market
This is the classic blend straight from French Market. You can also buy it from their website. As the description on the website declares: "This is the glorious, black, liquid gold you search for every time you leave NOLA."
Community coffee certainly deserves its spot in the top three chicory coffee brands. It has the smoothest taste of them all with the perfect blend of dark roasted coffee and European chicory.
It's always great to find new flavors and different ways of drinking coffee. Chicory coffee is a great way to taste a New Orleans coffee that you may have never even heard of. Now you know which brand to buy.