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Topic: Chicory (15 msgs / 293 lines)
1) From: Les & Becky
Yesterday I had my first experience with Homeroast and Chicory!  I roasted
some Brazil 01 Auction winner to Full City, and I added a little less that
the prescribed amount of 1 part Chicory to 2 parts coffee.  I  vac-brewed
it.  I really didn't care much for the first few sips as there was a hint of
bitterness.  However, as the cup cooled it sweetened up a lot.  Becky who
always has milk in her brew thought it was good from the first shot.  It
definitely changes the flavor of the coffee.  I have to say it is a winner
for a different taste!  My next experiment with Chicory will be with
Monsooned Malabar!  Any of the rest of you experimented with Chicory?  What
has been your experiences?  Any recommendations?
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2) From: Andrew J. Lynn
I've been experimenting with chicory in my press pot.  (Tried making 
chickory espresso.  It doesn't work.)  Interesting stuff, and damn does 
it ever make thick coffee.  It does overpower a lot of the subtleties of 
the coffee - really distinctive beans like Yemen or Monsooned Malabar 
will come through, but there's little noticeable difference between, for 
example, different Central Americans made with chicory.  The Yemen and 
Malabar are interesting, but I find the competing strong aromas to be a 
bit much.
Try it with full bodied coffees roasted into second crack.  I've also 
been liking it a lot with the African highland decaf blend.
Andy Lynn
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3) From: Fleetdiet
       There must be quite a few W.W.II vetrens on this list who were in 
active duty.  Tell the Vietnam vets a few stories concerning the replacement 
of coffee with chicory while you were overseas. I feel the history aspect of 
coffee adds to its' particular flavor.
       Carl
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4) From: Tad Preston
I love chicory in my coffee although I have not had any with my home roast yet. It definitly is a different taste and I like both with and without milk. The milk mellows it a bit but you still have the spice of the chicory. 
I will be ordering some very soon.
Tad
 Les & Becky  wrote:Yesterday I had my first experience with Homeroast and Chicory! I roasted
some Brazil 01 Auction winner to Full City, and I added a little less that
the prescribed amount of 1 part Chicory to 2 parts coffee. I vac-brewed
it. I really didn't care much for the first few sips as there was a hint of
bitterness. However, as the cup cooled it sweetened up a lot. Becky who
always has milk in her brew thought it was good from the first shot. It
definitely changes the flavor of the coffee. I have to say it is a winner
for a different taste! My next experiment with Chicory will be with
Monsooned Malabar! Any of the rest of you experimented with Chicory? What
has been your experiences? Any recommendations?
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5) From: John Abbott
Les,  Who recommends a 2:1 ratio?  That seems to be a lot of chicory.  My
only experience with chicory coffee was as a kid traveling through
Louisiana. We stopped for breakfast and that's what they served. As a 16
year old I really didn't like any part of it.  Lots of people drink it that
way though so it must have some redeeming quality.

6) From: Les & Becky
Tom recommeded one part chicory to 2 parts coffee.
Les

7) From: John Abbott
But Tom's a Yankee!!

8) From: Les & Becky
John,
No!  Tom is a "prune-picker" from the left coast!
Les
From the northern left coast!

9) From: John Abbott
Spot ON!   But, to be totally honest, its been a very long time since I have
had chicory and coffee - like 51 years!  My exposure then was so terrible
that I just couldn't bring myself to trying it again. My father set me up -
we were driving back home to Carolina from California for Christmas and we
were passing through Louisiana (you'll have to ask my father about that
route) and I had been drinking coffee all of two years, one full time. We
stopped for breakfast in a Cajun restaurant and Pop ordered for me - Y   U
K !!!!    Maybe I'll work up nerve enough to give it one-more-try.

10) From: Gregg Talton
In my introduction to the list I mentioned Café Du Monde Coffee and =
the
proper proportions of chicory to coffee.  About an hour ago the brown
truck brought my shipment from SM which included, among other things, a
pound of roasted chicory. In preparation I roasted some Columbian to
about a minute into the second crack this past Saturday.  The result:
WOW!!!! THIS STUFF IS GREAT!!!  I emptied the can of Café Du Monde in
order to store the chicory.  So, I'm about to settle down with a Nursing
text book and some Café Du Gregg.
Gregg

11) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
It's amazing to think that you are actually 
cutting your caffeine (well, theoretically, all 
things being equal) when you taste a cup of real 
french roast+chicory. We brewed some last week. 
Totally intense... thick, inky-black... and I 
think people here had a psychosomatic reaction, 
believing they just had a super-infusion of 
caffeine when in fact they had less... Tom
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12) From: Kevin
does anyone have experience using chicory in their coffee?  How do you
prepare coffee with chicory if your primary brew method is drip?  Is  it any
good?
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13) From: Floyd Lozano
Tom's suggestion for chicory mixin' is in the cupping notes here:
Chicory Info 
On 4/8/07, Kevin  wrote:
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14) From: Silvia Marsh
I just picked up some chicory, and I used the 2 parts coffee, 1 part chicory
like the label suggests. I've never tried drip, but in a french press, it's
really really excellent done up as cafe au lait.
Silvia
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15) From: Darliene Stanhope
I have used the chicory in a drip machine.  I use 2 parts coffee to 1 part
chicory.  If you like chicory coffee it turns out nice.  I always use a bold
coffee and have found my favorite mixer to be the Mohka Kadir.  This morning
I made a nice cafe au lait with chicory and Mohka Kadir.  It was a nice
compliment to the cool morning and the beautiful sunrise over the water.
I have used a Sumatran, Brazilian, Kenyan, and Puro Scuro to mix with the
chicory.  I grew up drinking chicory coffee so strong you could stand a
spoon in it.
On 4/8/07, Silvia Marsh  wrote:
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