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Anywhere in LA to buy chicory for coffee?

Paliman Jun 16, 2007 03:39 PM

Recently a friend brought some chicory for coffee from New Orleans. It was amazing with Peet's Major Dickinson. Does anyone know where to buy it by the pound in Los Angeles. Neither Peet's, nor Starbuck's, nor Coffee Bean, nor Whole Foods, nor Bistrol Farms has it. Does anyone know of a place?

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    Burger Boy RE: Paliman Jun 16, 2007 05:11 PM

    Try Penzey's Spices in Torrance, or maybe you should buy direct from New Orleans. I have a small amount, maybe 4oz jars, I love it mixed with coffee. I brought it back from NOLA.


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      Paliman RE: Burger Boy Jun 17, 2007 08:34 AM

      Thank you for the suggestion. I tried Penzey's, and they do not carry it. Sweet Maria's has excellent chicory on line, but you have to buy three pounds ($15) as a minimum and shipping is about nine dollars. I was hoping to avoid that.

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        Fru RE: Paliman Jun 17, 2007 10:09 AM

        I know that Thai Coffee is mixed with chicory. Maybe a Thai market would carry it straight?

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      luvgrub RE: Paliman Jun 17, 2007 02:30 PM

      they sell cafe du monde chicory coffee at surfas in culver city. at least they had it last time i was there (about a month ago).

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        Faulkner99 RE: luvgrub Jun 17, 2007 02:54 PM

        They also do mail order through their website:

      2. bodie RE: Paliman Jun 17, 2007 03:01 PM

        Most major grocery stores carry some form of Coffee & Chicory that is pre-mixed. Most likely, you'll see either Luzianne, Community or CDM - all of which contain chicory.
        Finding stand-alone, roasted chicory seems like it will be a quest.

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          Paliman RE: bodie Jun 17, 2007 06:10 PM

          Thank you all I agree it is a quest. However, cafe du monde, Luzianne, etc. are like Hills Bros, maybe Yuban with a little chicory tossed in.

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          hammerhead RE: Paliman Jun 17, 2007 06:20 PM

          FWIW, try this if you can't find any:

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            Food Good RE: Paliman Jun 17, 2007 07:14 PM

            Cafe De Monde in a can can be bought out here, or you could order it on line.

            Gumbo Pot at Farmer's Market might have it, Joan's on Third has the cans.


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