Drinking coffee was killing me...
I realize that sounds extreme, but it was my reality. My name is Kelsey. And almost 10 years ago I made the switch from traditional "coffee" to chicory coffee, and it was one of the best decisions of my life.
I was a coffee addict for years. I've probably had every drink on Starbuck's menu. And after I went through those, I ran through Peet's, Dunkin and pretty much anywhere else I could get my caffeine fix!
While I loved the taste and kick it'd give me to power me through the day, I noticed I felt awful for most of the day, particularly if I didn't have any coffee.
Without knowing it, I had become dependent on caffeine. And what came along with it was frequent headaches, afternoon crashes, horrible sleep and feeling "ugh" most days.
So I started looking for an alternative. I tried green tea. And while I did enjoy it, I really missed the taste of coffee.
After doing some Googling, I stumbled across something called Chicory Coffee. It supposedly gave you all the benefits of coffee without all the nasty side effects. Plus, I read it tastes very similar to regular coffee. I WAS SOLD!
I ordered my first bag, brewed it up and was pleasantly surprised. So I transitioned from coffee to chicory and haven't looked back!
I started this site to help other people learn about chicory coffee, share some recipes and write about something I'm passionate about!