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chicory

Pronunciation: [CHIHK-uh-ree]

Categories: Coffee Drinks

This radicchio is a red-leafed Italian chicory. Roasted chicory (also called succory) comes from the roasted, ground roots of some varieties of chicory. It's used as a coffee substitute, and added to some coffees for body and aroma and as an "extender." This coffee-chicory blend is often referred to as "New Orleans" or "Creole" coffee and is a popular beverage in Louisiana.