Does not Cajun Coffee contain some portion of chicory? It's not that that's bad, it just that it would certainly be different from the coffee most of us are used to drinking.
BTW:I remember enjoying the coffee at that famous beingnet joint in the old quarter - does anyone know if that contained chicory?
"Cajun," or Creole, coffee usually does contain chicory, which means that, ounce for ounce, it contains less
caffeine than pure coffee. The chicory adds bitterness, which makes it taste "stronger" than the straight stuff. The "beignet joint" is The Cafe du Monde
, and their coffee does contain chicory. There was an older place, occupying part of what is now The French Market, named The Morning Call
, which is now closed. It was less of a tourist attraction than The Cafe du Monde, catering more to a local clientele. It closed in 1974, when it opened a new place in a strip mall in Metairie (a suburb of New Orleans).