Top Instant Coffee Brands with Chicory

chicory coffee and beignets in New Orleans
New Orleans is famous for its bold coffee with chicory, which goes well with beignets!

by Lars H

If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you’ve probably tried their famous style of coffee that is a mix of coffee beans and chicory root. The blend of dark roast beans and chicory root gives it a rich, earthy flavor with notes of chocolate and nuts. The addition of chicory root is a unique aspect of New Orleans coffee, and it is believed to have been added to coffee in the city as a way to stretch scarce coffee supplies during times of scarcity or economic hardship.

Believe it or not, you can also buy instant coffee brands that have chicory root, which makes it easy to get a nice and bold cup of New Orleans style coffee without having to brew an entire pot.

Here are some of the brands I found. Did I miss anything? Which is your favorite?

community coffee and chicory

Community Coffee makes this 7 ounce package of instant New Orleans style coffee and chicory. The coffee is 100 percent arabica, and the beans are roasted medium dark. Gets good reviews.

bru instant coffee and chicory

Bru is a coffee brand from India that offers a coffee and chicory instant coffee. It takes 1 1/2 teaspoons and 12 ounces of water to make a cup. The coffee in this brand is a mix of arabica and robusta beans.

nutriplus instant coffee and chicory

Nutriplus is another instant coffee and chicory brand from India. They do not specify which type of beans they use, but do say that inside the bag is: Chicory soluble (60%), instant coffee (40%). They suggest two teaspoons with 12 ounces of hot water.

Nestle Ricore French coffee and chicory

Nestle Ricore is a French brand of instant coffee and chicory, consisting of a mix of coffee (33.2%), chicory fiber (oligofructose) (33%) and instant chicory (30%).

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