Coffee & Tea
Cajun Chicory Coffee and Tea Products
Unless you’re familiar with the widely regarded Café du Monde, chicory coffee may be utterly new to you. Coffee first came to North America in the mid eighteenth century, when the French began settling new colonies along the Mississippi. Over the centuries, New Orleans has embraced an array of coffee styles. But one thing that sets Cajun coffee apart is the use of a mellowing agent known as chicory. The root of its parent plant is sliced, kiln-dried, ground, and roasted to perfection to achieve a darkly rich brown color similar to coffee beans. Legend has it that chicory is pretty good for you, too, with the ability to ease digestive problems, prevent heartburn, reduce arthritic pain, and boost the immune system. As if you had any reason to object, just wait until you try it! Browse our selection of coffees and tea products today to stock up on all the classics or a new guilty pleasure.
Chicory coffee is best enjoyed with a dose of warmed milk in the “au lait” fashion. Contrary to popular belief, chicory does not make coffee bitter. In fact, just the reverse is true. By blending chicory and coffee, you can actually produce a smoother, more enjoyable cup of coffee to enjoy at any time of the day. Better yet, chicory doesn’t contain caffeine. By blending coffee with chicory, you’re actually reducing your caffeine intake without sacrificing the flavors you crave. Fun fact: New Orleans natives drink more coffee per capita than anywhere else in the United States!
Our Cajun coffee selection includes some of the best name brands in the chicory sensation, including Community® Coffee, French Market® Coffee, JFG®, and even Café du Monde’s signature blend. Regardless of which you choose, you can expect a rich-tasting coffee born of a centuries-old New Orleans tradition. Start your morning in the best way possible with a captivating cup you won’t want to put down. If you have any questions about our selection of coffee and tea products, feel free to contact us today online or by phone.