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Feb 26, 2007 12:36 PM

Buying ground chicory in Los Angeles?

I have not been able to find any store which carries ground chicory in Los Angeles. Surfas does not, and Peet's no longer does. I want to pretend I am a poor student in Paris again.

Any ideas?


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  1. You might be able to order community coffee's "new orleans blend" which has chicory in it. Also, cafe du monde has an online store and their coffee has chicory in it as well.

    1. I've also been looking for straight chicory for a while. Years ago I used to get it at Erewhon, Bodhi Tree (yes, the bookstore, in their tea dept.) and Cost-Plus; none seem to carry it now.

      The problem with CDM canned coffee/ w/ chicory is, of course, you're getting pre-ground coffee mixed with it, which does not allow you to blend it to a ratio of your choosing.

      1. There we go: "French Market Coffee", has straight chicory by mail for $4.99 a pound.

        1. If you want Cafe Du Monde coffee you can get it at any Asian grocery store like Ranch 99 or any other will have it. (Vietnamese really like it and use it for Cafe Sua Da -Vietnamese Iced Coffee)

          1. Thanks for the suggestions about ground coffee with chicory. However, I actually want the straight stuff. I do not think that the ground coffee is anything like Peet's or even Starbucks.

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            1. re: Paliman

              You're right...didn't know how desperate you were.

              1. re: monku

                Not that desperate. I just did not want to order it from or Sweet Maria's is an amazing site, but they have a $15.00 min per order and chicory is cheap.