Frontier chicory root is an excellent coffee substitute. Chicory coffee is caffeine-free and contains some potent compounds. Chicory coffee is great for the digestive tract.
Frontier Chicory Root
Frontier Organic Chicory Root is roasted and sold as granules. The granules are larger than the normal coffee ground and they are easily strained. However, if you have a coffee grinder, you can make a fine powder of the granules. The granules are used only once and discarded after the coffee is strained.
Try using three tablespoons in a quart of water (1 liter). One bag of Frontier Organic Chicory root lasts much longer than standard coffee. Try simmering the chicory granules with one or two tablespoons of coffee to enhance the taste. The legendary coffee blend of New Orleans mixes 2/3 coffee and 1/3 roasted chicory root.
Chicory root coffee contains several gut-friendly substances. Drinking only one cup per day is enough to reap most benefits.
The two below are the main ones worth mentioning:
- Inulin is a powerful prebiotic fibre that strengthens the gut colony of healthy bacteria. Inulin also helps produce hormones that control appetite; it’s a great support for weight loss.
- Lactones are digestive bitters, potent volatile oils that are anti-parasite, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
How does it taste?
Simmering the Frontier Chicory granules for 3-5 minutes creates a dark, strong coffee with a deep aroma, and a smooth, round nutty, chocolate, bittersweet taste. Mixed with milk the coffee gets a slight hazelnut flavor. Leaving the granules to soak for another hour creates a fuller taste.
Chicory root granules make a great-tasting coffee. And there seems to be an endless variety of chicory coffee recipes as it can be mixed with maca powder, dandelion, cocoa powder, carob root and many other ingredients. Such ingredients add complexity to the taste. (Chicory coffee recipes.)
The 1 pound bag (453 g) costs around $17. The Frontier Chicory Root bag lasted for longer that we thought, even though we drink one or two cups of chicory coffee daily. You don’t need that much chicory to make a strong brew. Therefore, the cost of chicory root coffee is much less than “real coffee.”
Making your own coffee blend is cheap and fun, and you can create infinite variations. Frontier Chicory Root is a great buy!