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Old 10-27-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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What a nice morning - am working from home this morning, brewing with Boy#1 in the pm (the congressional district office he interns with is closed today so he gets the afternoon off) and I'm sitting around reading the NY Times and drinking coffee.

Which leads to this post - whichever French/Acadian/Cajun came up with idea of adding chickory to coffee should have get a medal. After a week in New Orleans this summer, I have been brewing my coffee with it. Cafe DuMonde in New Orleans serves it that way - if you haven't tried it, you should.

Here's to good coffee!

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Cafe Dumond is usually my "house blend" in the morning, except that it is 6 bucks for one of those tiny coffee cans, which is too bad, because not only does it mellow the taste of it, it also tends to reduce some of the acid in coffee as well. I tend to have acid reflux in the morning, and Dumond is one of the few brands that doesn't trigger it.

I used to be able to find chickory years ago in grocery stores to blend it with other coffee brands, nut i haven't noticed it in quite awhile.

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Revvy, I buy chickory in a little orange box at my local grocery store - it's "Coffee Partner" brand. I mix it with French Roast coffee (fair trade, but that's a different topic).

The box says it's made by Reilly Foods in New Orleans.

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Revvy, I buy chickory in a little orange box at my local grocery store - it's "Coffee Partner" brand. I mix it with French Roast coffee (fair trade, but that's a different topic).

The box says it's made by Reilly Foods in New Orleans.
That used to be the box I got, I think couldn't remember the brand, I'll have to look around some more.

Thanks for reminding me.

What ratio do you mix it at?
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I don't measure the coffee or the chickory - livin' life on the edge!

Maybe a tablespoon or two of chickory per pot.

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I have my morning visual of you reading HBT on the train and laughing and having strangers stealing glances at you and move away. I always enjoy that picture in my mind.

Now it turns out that you're just a relatively normal guy drinking coffee at home. I think I'm losing my crush..............

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Now it turns out that you're just a relatively normal guy drinking coffee at home. I think I'm losing my crush..............
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I love my CDM coffee with chickory...I drink it every morning. When I lived in Birmingham, AL, every time I visited New Orleans, I would pick up several pounds of CDM coffee.

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When I started college I hated coffee but necessity had to invent a way for me to drink it. Waffle House had chicory in their coffee and that was the only coffee that I even remotely liked...so coffee with chicory in it was what got me 'into' coffee. Now I LOVE coffee. But now when I drink chicory-laden coffee I can't stand it. Humans are weird.

Cafe Du Monde beignets are awesome!

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That picture is sadly too true and lifelike. Today, my eccentricities will manifest in different ways. Did I mention what I'm wearing while working from home?
Ok. So, what are you wearing?

I'm also working from home today. I've also kegged a stout, and am about to wash some pacman yeast from my IIPA and dryhop that. I'm also fixing to retrieve my stirbar from the bottom of that yeast cake in the IIPA.
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