The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122486 Message #2688187
Posted By: PoppaGator
27-Jul-09 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Coffee addicts
Subject: RE: BS: Coffee addicts
Community New Orleans Blend is the best-selling coffee and chicory blend in the New Orelans area. Wasn't always ~ when I moved here in '69, and for several years thereafter, Community (a Baton Route company) had not yet made an impact in this specialized and very local market.
N.O.-style chicory coffee should not be confused with wartime erstaz coffee (100% chicory) of the Camp coffee described above. What we drink is mostly coffee (well more than half), with a bit of chicory to add another flavor element and a darker color.
Chicory (root of the endive plant) contains no caffeine, so a cup of dark "strong" N.O. Blend is actually lower in caffeine the the average cup of pure coffee.
When I'm elsewhere, and/or in a situation where I can order from a selection of "gourmet" coffees, I'll usually go for the Kenyan. I've been told that Kenyan is less acidic than other coffees, which appeals to me. (My least-favorite side effect of drinking too much coffee is a sour, acid stomach.)