deezer shoove » 10 Jan 2017 9:00 pm wrote:
It seems like everything I have ever tried that "enhanced" the cuppa Joe ended up in the wrong direction.
Like the hazelnut and french vanilla shit all over the place today... blecchhh.
Maybe chicory is in my mental shit box file cabinet unjustifiably... I will try it to be sure.
I am guardedly un-optimistic.
Chickory has a distinct flavor - it was used to stretch coffee, even replace coffee, when our merchant fleet was busy in WWI and WWII with the lucrative job of supplying our troops.
Some folks grew to like it - not unlike the british troops whose gin ration was mixed with the tonic water they hated and the lime they detested, in order to get them to take their anti-malarial (tonic, i.e., quinine) and anti-scurvy, anti-rickets (lime) medicines (Yes, food is medicine - sue me, big pharma).
A taste for it lingers in cultures that venerate the old (places like minnesota). I learned to like it myself, from my beloved Grandmother, whose portrait, commissioned by me in 1997, graces the wall I can see from my current perch.
But it's not coffee. It's chicory.