New for fall. Just $6 for a half-pound. We fell in love with this coffee years ago in New Orleans. It's rich like black licorice, lower in caffeine, and not for everybody, but give it a try and see what you think.
My wonderful, ethical green coffee source tells this short story: "Chicory is a plant that looks like a blue dandelion when in bloom. The root of the chicory plant is cultivated and processed as a coffee substitute. In times of coffee shortages throughout history, chicory, which grows beyond the coffee belt, could be cultivated, roasted, ground and mixed with coffee. In the mid-1700s, coffee with a French influence, typically imported through New Orleans, had a chicory additive that imparted body and softened the bitter edge of the dark roasted coffee with a chocolate flavor. This practical solution to a coffee scarcity evolved into a traditional New Orleans beverage."