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cafe du monde/coffee with chicory

breadnchocolate Aug 20, 2006 01:51 PM

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. byrd RE: breadnchocolate Aug 20, 2006 04:52 PM

    this site from the cajun grocer covers all the major brands, i prefer french market myself:

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      David B RE: breadnchocolate Aug 20, 2006 10:20 PM

      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.

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        hrhclairecm RE: breadnchocolate Aug 24, 2006 07:17 PM

        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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          breadnchocolate RE: hrhclairecm Aug 25, 2006 01:41 AM

          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! :)

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            breadnchocolate RE: hrhclairecm Aug 25, 2006 03:25 PM

            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!

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            David B RE: breadnchocolate Aug 25, 2006 04:28 PM

            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!

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              henrychan RE: breadnchocolate Aug 25, 2006 07:42 PM

              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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                breadnchocolate RE: henrychan Sep 6, 2006 07:27 PM

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

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                  breadnchocolate RE: henrychan Sep 8, 2006 06:50 PM

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

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                  jpg7 RE: breadnchocolate Mar 15, 2007 09:10 AM

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

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                    chalkman RE: breadnchocolate Mar 16, 2007 12:12 PM

                    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!

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                      ashleybell RE: breadnchocolate Sep 13, 2007 08:08 PM

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

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                        nerdgoggles RE: breadnchocolate Sep 14, 2007 01:25 PM

                        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.

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

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                          pp77 RE: breadnchocolate Aug 29, 2008 02:18 AM

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

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                            Amy Mintzer RE: pp77 Sep 4, 2008 08:54 PM

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

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                              cpw RE: pp77 Sep 23, 2008 04:02 PM

                              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.

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                              marlie202 RE: breadnchocolate Oct 17, 2008 05:38 PM

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

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                                Nehna RE: breadnchocolate Nov 5, 2008 03:21 PM

                                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.

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                                  uljohnson RE: breadnchocolate Nov 24, 2008 06:22 PM

                                  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.

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                                    2455Bklyn RE: breadnchocolate Dec 12, 2008 04:58 PM

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

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                                      sugartoof RE: breadnchocolate Dec 17, 2008 11:19 PM

                                      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.

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