W&C, do you use coal as well as chicory or just coal alone?
I can remember my parents adding chicory but don't recall what it did, way before I got hooked.
Yeah, those big black beans in his picture are hell on the grinder. W&C likes his simple ... beans and water just like how I like mine
Chicory is added to stretch the coffee beans. It changes the taste to something other than coffee but it's enjoyable IMHO. It's common to have chicory in the coffee grinds in the south, especially Louisiana area. I've seen cans of the blend up here too.