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Worst coffee EVER
Why it’s important to read these reviews…
Second, I don’t know why it says “Ground Coffee” on the label. It’s 100% chicory. Yes I know that is identified but it should not even have the word coffee on the label. I made one pot and threw all six bags away.
CC with Chicory
THIS IS NOT COFFEE – SHOULD BE CALLED TRICKERY
Packaging: Looks like Coffee
Product Features: The Word “COFFEE” THREE TIMES, CHICORY ZERO TIMES
Some people say Chicory is the bane of every coffee lover. Misled by packaging and advertisements, buying chicory is often an honest mistake made by consumers, but a deliberate deception perpetrated by the manufacturers.
I guess I fell for the gimmick.
While I had ZERO experience with Chicory previously, Now I do,
and I don’t like it one bit.
It may be 100% great chicory, but I prefer coffee and TRUTH.
I could not drink more than one sip on three different occasions.
Finally my entire family unanimously agreed this is horrible.
Back to Folgers – Now I Love Folgers, I merely Liked it before…
Please read all negative comments before ordering
Is not meant to be brewed alone. At the rate of 3 parts coffee to 1 part this I should not get thru
One bag before the expiration date of dec, 2011!
Terrible taste alone or mixed. Had to boil my k-cup holder go get the bitter taste and odor away
Community Coffee Chicory
Amazon did not respond to me about this problem, and they did not make restitution nor did they allow me to return the product! Bad Amazon! I am really disappointed! To make matters much worse, I had also ordered the french roast coffee version of this and it never arrived, yet Amazon charged me to ship it to me and to return it to them even though I never received it and I never sent it back!
What is going on at Amazon!!! Why are they stiffing excellent customers??
Says GROUND COFFEE ….. very misleading
Sludge in your Coffee Pot!
Not what I thought it was…
No “coffee” in it and WAY too sweet!!
I won’t be purchasing again and recommend you try a little first.
What is it?
expiration date was soon
Does any one know how to store it for longer time?
Fine ground chickory
Not coffee…but what the hey?
Cheapest coffee substitute I’ve found!
I used to buy a product called Teeccino, but I’m using this to save money. (Teeccino is much tastier, but it’s so expensive!)
Great taste mixed with coffee
Remember we used Chicory when I was a child mixed with JFG coffee. Finally
have the coffee taste I really enjoy. Shipping was fast. Thanks to Amazon
for providing access to a great product.
100% Chicory. This is NOT coffee or coffee blend.
If you are used to “Chicory coffee” (e.g., Cafe du Monde, etc.) you might think this is a similar product. It is not. This is 100% chicory, which you can use perfectly to blend with coffee to achieve your personalized cup of “chicory coffee”. Naturally, you can also brew chicory “straight”, just like coffee, but the result is a bitter brew that tastes and smells woodsy like, well, chicory. I use a 1:4 chicory to coffee ratio, but that’s the beauty of this: you can use as much or as little of the chicory to blend to your liking.
The advantages are that you can blend you own chicory to coffee grounds ratio, and also choose what type of coffee you want to use (decaf, organic, generic, premium, etc.) You get the idea.
Folks who do not want to bother with mixing their own blend can buy premixed chicory coffee such as Cafe du Monde and other brands that may be locally available.
Verdict: The chicory is OK. Use it to blend with coffee and you will be fine, unless you fancy straight chicory.
Blend it yourself is better!
If you don’t need 6 bags of chicory, you can order it directly from Community Coffee. Its $2.99 a bag, plus shipping (at least $6.95) from them. Clearly Amazon is a better value. I will usually end up giving a bag or 2 away to friends or family that express an interest. Storing the rest in the freezer is a good idea.
Blending your own is the way to go.
Blend your own “New Orleans” coffee
Read the title people…this is “100% Chicory.”
Now, as for the product itself, Community Coffee Private Reserve Medium-Dark Roast, 100% Chicory (that’s a mouthful), it’s good. It’s 100% chicory root, which you blend with whatever coffee you’d like. Each person is going to have their own preferences, so experimentation with your coffee-to-chicory ratio is key. I’ve blended it with a few Community Coffee coffee varieties, as well as several other, cheaper coffees, and I’ve found that a 3-to-1 ratio is best (my wife prefers 4-to-1 or higher, if she’s going to use chicory at all). We use a French press, but a drip coffee-maker will work as well. Don’t use anything for making espresso, such as a moka pot. I don’t know this from personal experience, but apparently the chicory is much more water-soluble than coffee is, and it will really gum-up the smaller holes in those devices.
All-in-all, this is a great product, especially at the Amazon Subscribe and Save price. At 6 bags per order, you’ll probably want to share, as even after giving a couple of bags away, you’re getting much more than if you bought it from Community Coffee directly (while they only charge $3 per bag, shipping kills it at around $7). Blending your own New Orleans-style coffee with chicory is a much more economical and better-tasting way to do it (brands like CDM are overpriced).
This makes SUCH a better cold brew!
This is a great product, Community Coffee is a good company.
Large thank you to Amazon for their return of Community Chicory
to there product line—
This is second order since availability re-instated. Great product!
The wording for the description of this product can be confusing
but only if you do not read it.
Community may need to reword the description, however–
when the package reads 100% Chicory, this should indicate
the product is — 100% Chicory—no coffee.
The product does show a short period allowed for brewing.
This indicates product is getting to you “on time”
and produced freshly. This herb is harvested and roasted
to get to us fresh.
I keep mine in the freezer and move it to the fridge
when am ready to brew.
I brew this plain and drink it as I like my coffee
cream and Ste-vita. Do not find bitter when consumed this way.
Because of misunderstandings here,
Amazon has pulled the product
and I must go to Community to get my supply.
Caffeine elevates my blood sugar thus chicory
is my coffee substitute. Have been drinking coffee/chicory
blend for seven decades and just chicory for about 2 years.
A real taste pleaser
If you haven’t tried chicory, take the chance and brew some up! It’s full of anti-oxidants, and has been known to help lower blood sugar with type 2 diabetes and help the liver work better. Even tea drinkers can like chicory. I also like that I don’t need to put as much in the brew filter; it simply doesn’t take as many grounds to brew. If you’ve had chicory and found it to be bitter or have heard the ‘bitter coffee’ stories about it, keep that in mind. If I am only brewing it without the coffee, I only put in 2 1/2 or 3 scoops instead of 4.
Community Coffe Chicory and Amazon.com. A prefect combination! Try it today!
(This is not paid for by Community Coffee or Amazon. I really like them both!)
great to blend in coffee or as a coffee substitute!
WOW…and backwards…WOW: makes a great cup ‘o joe
However, as other users have commented, the Cafe du Monde coffee doesn’t use the best coffee beans…it’s just a cheapo coffee bean that they happen to mix with chicory…which makes it unique.
With this product, you can use whatever coffee bean you want, and then you mix in the chicory at whatever ratio suits you. So you can use a cheapo coffee bean (folgers, maxwell house, etc.), or you can go with a better quality bean; the choice is yours since you are mixing these on your own. For me, after the praising review, by consumer reports, of Eight O’Clock 100% columbian coffee, that’s what I drink, and it’s a GREAT coffee. However, mixing in this chicory takes it to a whole new level!
Finding the right ratio took some tweaking, but 2 to 1 (coffee to chicory) seems to work. I use a french press and grind my coffee immediately before brewing. For one cup, I use two spoons of freshly ground coffee and 1 spoon of chicory. This makes a STRONG, but rich and smooth coffee. As someone else mentioned, almost a chocolatey flavor. It’s just awesome.
Finally, a comment on the negative reviews:
Unfortunately, the negative reviews were from people who didn’t know they were purchasing 100% chicory and expected a coffee product instead. Um, guys, gals, the listing clearly says “100% Chicory”; the fact that someone doesn’t comprehend very clear words shouldn’t result in a product getting a negative review. Just my 1.5 cents.