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Chicory coffee

shiraschnitzer Jan 12, 2012 11:40 PM

A Louisiana friend wondered where to get this. I looked on the Algerian Coffee Shop's website; no joy. Any other ideas?


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    mgchowley Jan 13, 2012 12:35 AM

    I am attaching a website that might help. First off the root is used like dandelion as a coffee substitute. This website might help: http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_...

    1. zuriga1 Jan 13, 2012 03:39 AM

      In the States, the most popular chicory coffee is called French Market Coffee (from Louisiana I think). My aunt always used it years ago. I'm not sure if Whole Foods carries it, but it's worth a call. They might have a substitute, too.

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        shiraschnitzer Jan 13, 2012 03:55 AM

        Great suggestion. That's precisely the type of product that I think he's looking for. Just for my education, am I correct that it's regular coffee with chicory added rather than a totally different product?

        1. re: shiraschnitzer
          zuriga1 Jan 13, 2012 05:22 AM

          It's a long time since I've seen a can of that coffee, but from what I remember it IS coffee with chicory added. I don't think anyone would drink chicory alone, but stranger things than that are consumed!

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        FooDiY Jan 13, 2012 06:19 AM

        Traditional Maltese coffee has chicory in it. If you are not adverse to ordering online, you can get it from Jubilee Foods in Malta.


        1. limster Jan 13, 2012 11:00 AM

          According to some of the threads linked below, some Vietnamese and South Indian coffees can also have chicory. Perhaps looking in grocery stores that specialise in foods from those regions might be an alternative starting point for a search.


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            johnnypd Jan 15, 2012 05:19 AM

            could try some Camp, delicious chicory syrup. not personally used it to make hot chicory coffee but was addicted to iced lattes with this stuff when i was a kid.

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            1. re: johnnypd
              mr_gimlet Jan 15, 2012 01:16 PM

              Ah yes, Camp. Made camping trips even more horrific than they already were. I can still see the flat bottle (for ease of carrying) in my nightmares.

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              kschnepp Jan 23, 2012 08:07 AM

              they (Algerian coffee shop) may not have it on the site, but my spouse purchased some in the shop just last month. Perhaps worth a call? Hope this helps...

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