Adding chicory to your coffee - or even brewing it as an alternative - is very much a New Orleans tradition. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans™ couldn't ignore this history, so we're offering our customers an authentic taste with Leroux French Chicory.
Historically, New Orleans was one of the United States' prominent coffee ports. During the Civil War, a blockade resulted in a coffee shortage, preventing locals from getting their ground caffeinated brew. As a substitute, many in New Orleans sourced from a French tradition - brewing from ground chicory to make an earthy, rich beverage that's similar in taste. After the war ended, this practice continued and resulted in chicory-infused coffees that are a hallmark of modern-day New Orleans cuisine.
Leroux French Chicory pulls from this history, allowing you to experience an authentic New Orleans drink. Each five-pound bag includes roasted, ground and brewed chicory with a woody, nutty flavor. Add some whenever you're brewing a cup of PJ's Coffee, or make it separately as a caffeine-free alternative.