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cafe du monde/coffee with chicory

i love cafe du monde because it's cheap and delicious - i know you can often find it in asian groceries but i can't find it in brooklyn. i'd also go for another form of good coffee with chicory that you can buy to make at home.

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  1. this site from the cajun grocer covers all the major brands, i prefer french market myself:
    http://www.cajungrocer.com/coffee-tea...

    1. I haven't seen it in Brooklyn either, but Porto Rico Importing on Bleecker just east of 6th Avenue has it (and lots of other great coffees as well). Hope that helps.

      1. I am a native New Orleanian living in New York. If you like the coffee so much, the best thing you can do right now is to order it from a new orleans business so that coffee and chickory keeps flowing! : )

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        1. re: hrhclairecm

          thanks, i think you're right on with that now that you say it... i'll definitely keep buying cafe du monde - based in new orleans - tho i have to see if i can find it at porto rico if they already bulk order it up here - or order it myself and pay the shipping. here's to new orleans! :)

          1. re: hrhclairecm

            oh - i forgot to add one more thing on the new orleans tip - the reason why i like coffee with chicory so much is that that is how we drink it in south india also (where my family is from) - and when i first discovered that it was like that in new orleans also i was kinda curious as to what the possible connection could be between the two places - and with a little investigation i found out that it's "poor man's coffee" - chicory makes up the rest of the cup to cut down costs - but it also creates a different texture and flavor which is a beautiful thing in its own right!

          2. hrhclairecm: I completely agree with you and guess I hadn't fully thought out my answer. I've been going down to NO twice a year for many years now and have many friends down there as well. I even have muffulettas shipped up to NYC when I can't get down. Viva New Orleans!

            1. The Hong Kong Supermarket in Sunset Park brooklyn on eight ave always has the Cafe Du Monde coffee. In Manhattan the Dynasty food market on elizabeth st. also always has it on hand.

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              1. re: henrychan

                thank you! this is the rec i was looking for - cause the price is right!

                1. re: henrychan

                  ps - do you know if coffee is made with chicory anywhere in east or southeast asia as well?

                2. It's really big in the Vietnamese community. Cafe du Monde brand specifically.

                  1. Chicory was also added in this country when Coffee was being rationed. How about a Cafe Du Monde iced Cafe Au Lait with a few Beignets .. ah those were the days!

                    1. my grandfather always drank this! i just saw it yesterday at the whole foods at 25th and 7th...

                      1. If you want to buy chicory alone, they sell it at D'Amico Foods, the coffee roasting shop on Court Street in Brooklyn. It costs something like $6 a pound. They also sell a New Orleans coffee and chicory mix, though I prefer to mix my own.

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                        D'Amico Foods
                        309 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

                        1. Anyone know of any other places that carry the coffee? Thanks

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                          1. re: pp77

                            I always see it in Brooklyn at Hong Kong Supermarket, 8th Ave. and 60th. Perhaps their LES store, too, if Manhattan is more convenient.

                            1. re: pp77

                              I don't know which borrow are you looking for, I buy mine in Manhattan:
                              Kam Man Food Products, Inc.
                              200 Canal St., New York, NY 10013
                              at Mulberry St.

                            2. I used to order Cafe Du Monde coffee and have it delivered to my home from New Orleans--very good coffee--

                              1. It's about the only reason to go to Stan's on Atlantic Ave....they serve chicory coffee there. the food however isnt well regarded but they do coffee to go.

                                1. Try the Porto Rico Import Company. It is a coffee shop in the Village. I am not certain of the address, but they have a website that will have contact info. They also ship.

                                  1. Any Asian supermarket with a large Chinese population. Try avenue U or 86th St.

                                    1. Amish Market has chicory, as well as Cafe Du Monde and the French Market stuff in a red can,which I think is superior in flavor, without the bitterness.

                                      The Cafe Du Monde stuff is getting to be pretty east to find these days. I believe even Food Emporium carries it.