New Orleans Cafe Au Lait

READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    tablespoons freshly ground dark-roasted arabica coffee beans (ground as appropriate for your coffee maker)
  • 1
    tablespoon ground roasted chicory
  • 1 12
    cups whipping cream, warmed (may use half-and-half or milk)
  • sugar (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the coffee and chicory.
  • Using your favorite coffee maker (a manual drip model is traditional in New Orleans), brew the coffee mixture with 1 1/2 cups water heated to the point just below boiling.
  • Pour the coffee equally into 3 eight-ounce coffee cups or 2 twelve-ounce coffee cups and fill each with the same amount of cream (the ratio of coffee to cream should be 1:1).
  • Serve immediately with sugar, if desired.
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