French coffee

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French coffee (countable and uncountable, plural French coffees)

  1. (Britain) Coffee mixed with chicory.
    • 1987, R.J. Clarke, ‎R. Macrae, Coffee: Related Beverages, page 150:
      Also the first-named component has to be in excess of a given percentage (e.g. in the UK so-called French coffee has to contain at least 51% roasted coffee, the remainder being roasted chicory).
    • 2002, Indian Coffee: Bulletin of the Indian Coffee Board:
      In the old days, “French Coffee" (with Chicory mixed) used to be in green Colour, and pure Coffee used red Colour.
    • 2014, Dietrich von Hildebrand, ‎John Henry Crosby, My Battle Against Hitler:
      Everything was very simple—typically French coffee, served in a bowl and strongly flavored with chicory, along with a piece of bread—yet I was received as an old friend.
    • 2014, Maddox Kent, The Writing Class, page 184:
      Emile has a taste for chicory-infused French coffees, a taste Alex doesn't share.