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Chickory: a Frugal Good Time in Your Coffee and Your Mouth


My curiosity in chickory came after reading about it’s role during the American Civil War. The Northern blockade was successfully cutting off supplies to the Confederates. As a result, they were forced to improvise. Louisiana, formerly a French colony would often incorporate it to extend expensive coffee or replace it altogether.

Chickory offers a delicious, almost smoky flavor that regular coffee doesn’t have. Since we’ve taken to brewing “cold press” at home, no coffee is complete without one scoop of this companion. (A little goes a long way). It can be found online, specialty food stores or in coffee stores.


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