Our version of Chicory Coffee is a Southern favorite that combines rich, roasted Arabica coffee beans with high-quality chicory for a bolder, sweeter flavor than coffee alone. We recommend trying it café au lait style with steamed milk for a more traditional flavor. 

Chicory is the roasted and ground root of the cultivated plant species, Chicorium Intybus, subspecies Sativum. It was used as a coffee filler in Europe and eventually found its way to New Orleans. Since then it has become a southern favorite.  It has a slightly peppery, well-spiced aroma and can be used alone or blended with your favorite coffee.

We have it in bags of 12 ounces, 2 lb., 5 lbs and Keurig compatible cups with single-serve brewing systems, including Keurig® 2.0 K-CUP Brewers.

Chicory coffee is a beverage made using the roots of the chicory plant, which are roasted, ground and brewed into a coffee-like drink.

Chicory is a flowering plant in the dandelion family that is characterized by a tough, hairy stem, light purple flowers and leaves that are commonly used in salads.

It’s used either on its own or mixed with coffee to complement its flavor.

Although the history of chicory coffee is not entirely clear, it’s believed to have originated in the 1800s in France during a massive coffee shortage.

Desperate for a similar substitute, people began mixing chicory roots into their coffee to get their coffee fix.

Years later during the Civil War, it also became popular in New Orleans when the city experienced a coffee shortage after Union naval blockades cut off one of their ports.

Today, chicory coffee can still be found in many parts of the world and is often used as a caffeine-free alternative to regular coffee.

Chicory coffee is a beverage made using chicory root that has been roasted, ground and brewed into coffee. It is believed to have first been used during a coffee shortage in France in the 1800s, but it remains popular around the world today.