Chicory is a perennial herb with cornflower blue blossoms. Blended with coffee, ground chicory adds body, smoothness and a bit of mellow, caramel-like sweetness. And because chicory is naturally caffeine-free, blending it with your coffee reduces its normal caffeine level.
Use half your usual amount of coffee grounds. For example, if you typically make 8 cups of coffee using 8 tablespoons of ground coffee, use only 4 tablespoons.
Add the same amount of ground roasted chicory.
Pour the full amount of water needed into the well of your coffee maker. For example, if you added 4 tablespoons of coffee and 4 tablespoons of chicory, add 8 cups water.
Brew as usual.
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