The chicory coffee sets this apart from the usual cafe au lait/latte. You can buy it in larger supermarkets in cans (ground). Brew your favorite way. Prep time does not include brewing time. Add your favorite sweetener, if desired.
- Combine milk and cream in a small saucepan (use one with a pouring lip if possible); bring just to a boil (bubbles will form around edge of pan), then remove from heat.
- Pour small amount of hot, brewed coffee into each coffee cup.
- Pour in remaining coffee and hot milk mixture at same time until cups are full.
Yikes! This will certainly get you wide awake in the morning. First time I ever tried coffee with chicory. I love coffee and usually drink about 3 cups of black coffee per day. I couldn't drink it without adding a package of Splenda, and even then I think this is an acquired taste.
I was able to find Cafe du Monde Coffee and Chicory. However, since I don't have a coffee brewer or even press, I had to look up how to do this without one. I poured boiling water over it; steeped three minutes; stirred; steeped another three minutes. I then poured it through a very fine strainer into a cup that already contained the heated milk and cream. (Missed the part about pouring together.) Aak. BITTER. I don't know how much of this is my stupid brewing method or the chicory, as other people have commented that chicory is indeed bitter. However, it grew on me as I drank the cup. I do enjoy having a coffee drink with only some caffeine, however, versus a full load of it. I'm not feeling jittery at all. It's about like tea if terms of impact. ZWT9
Yum! All I needed was the beignets to transport me back to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. The Community Coffee brand with chicory is sold here and is nearly as good as the Cafe du Monde blend. I really enjoyed this treat. Made for Mike and the Appliance Killers for ZWT9.