French Market Special Blend by American Coffee Company Review |
  • American Coffee Company

    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • French Market Special Blend

Roast: Dark Review Date: April 2004
Origin: Not disclosed Price: NA

Blind Assessment: The chicory in this moderately dark-roasted blend announces itself tactfully but distinctly in the peppery mouthfeel, spicy, resiny notes (think rosemary stored in a scorched cedar box), with a hint of round, slightly, salty fruit underneath - Chinese salt plums perhaps.

Notes: This traditionally styled blend of moderately dark-roasted coffee and roasted chicory root is served at New Orleans' Emeril's restaurant, namesake of famed New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse. It is roasted and blended by family-owned American Coffee, the same company that produces the widely distributed red cans of French Market Coffee and Chicory. American Coffee also offers a substantial range of chicory-free specialty coffees. Visit for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy (or think they might enjoy) a sort of peppery, fruity backbone to a nicely dark-roasted coffee. Roasted chicory is, as they say, an acquired taste, but so is coffee itself.


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