You will need
  • - the roots of chicory;
  • water;
  • - coffee grinder or blender.
Currently sold in stores different chicory: chopped (prior to brewing, it is necessary to grind in a regular coffee grinder), ground coffee, soluble — in the form of a thick paste or powder. Brew chicory in this form are simply recommendations usually indicated on the package. But it is possible to prepare a beverage from the roots of chicory. To cook the roots, rinse, then wipe dry.
Fry the roots in a pan on very low heat until until you evaporate all the moisture. During roasting they are specific, but very pleasant smell. The culprit of this fragrance — a bouquet of aromatic substances, called titorial formed during frying the roots.
Roasted roots grind in a coffee grinder or blender. Fill with boiling water (1 teaspoon of chicory in a glass of water) and simmer for about five minutes. Then remove from heat and let steep for 5-7 minutes.
Chicory drink is ready! You can drink it as coffee with cream, milk, sugar and, if desired, even with lemon.