Locavore Roasted Chicory
Chicory root is often used as a coffee substitute, or blended in equal proportions with ground, dark-roast coffee, in order to reduce caffeine intake or to mellow coffee's flavor a bit. It can also be brewed with tea.
For a New Orleans style coffee, blend 2/3 cup French roast coffee and 1/3 cup chicory root. Brew in a French press, sweeten and add hot milk or cream to your preference.