Coffee alternative

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  1. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I'd be tempted to try half and half with my favorite coffee.

    Dropped $50+ for a coupla bags to try. I look forward to making some custom frankenstein morning drinks.
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I recommend brewing it separately and tasting it, and if you want to mix with coffee do so in the cup. :)
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    What does it taste like?
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    A lot like coffee, surprisingly, with a strong chocolate aftertaste. If you're expecting hot cocoa like my wife was, you'll be disapointed.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    OK, that's what I figured. I wouldn't expect hot chocolate absent a ton of sugar and milk.
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yes, and that's exactly what she did to it. Me, I simply enjoyed the change of pace. It is likely something I'll go back to once a month or so, but no more often than that. I greatly prefer coffee.
     
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    pillatier Well-Known Member

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    Chicory is another alternative. Chicory is an old coffee extender. It is blended in Cafe Dumond. Amazon carries this coffee.

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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Never been a fan of hickory addition
     
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    John Celardo Bronze Member Donor

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    No Carl, that's for cocktails. It's a hickory daiquiri Doc!
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Recent old fashioned mix. B7833879-EFD4-4C28-81AC-7F40FA1D4B4C.jpeg
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    My first cup of Crio Bru was the light roast from Ecuador. My wife added stevia and creamer before I had a chance to taste it plain. Doctored, it was kinda like coffee but different. :smirk: I'll try the Nicaraguan medium roast and report back. Hopefully it won't taste like Ollie North's socks.
     
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    DustinDavis Well-Known Member

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    Chicory makes coffee taste like tree bark steeped in ditch water.
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    A note for anyone who is considering trying Crio Bru: you must use a gold tone permanent filter and not a paper filter. Some coffee makers come with such a filter. They can be purchased at Amazon to fit Black&Decker, Mr Coffee, Hamilton Beach, etc.

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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Why? I have one of those. Don’t know if it makes a big difference but who knows.
     
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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I agree. Keep the fucking tree bark outta my coffee!
     
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    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Just ordered the Double Chocolate. I saw an image of a person pouring the liquid using a French Press so this may work out.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Using a paper filter with this stuff results in a filter cup full of brew with a loooong wait for it to pass through the filter.
     

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