Coffee drink "Kurzeme" - healthy and tasty food that is not only great for breakfast, but also has different healing properties.
It is produced in 1944 and since then has managed to gain a strong love of their fans.
The composition of the "Kurzeme"
Coffee drink "Kurzeme" has a very simplecomposition: it is freshly roasted chicory and cereals. Among cereals, present in the "Kurzeme", there are usually barley, rye, oats. Often, the structure also add cardamom, and it allows you to buy a drink special or incomparable flavor.
Together these components provide a usefulHealth Effects: stabilize the cardiovascular system, improves the function of the liver and kidneys. Also "Kurzeme" has a beneficial effect on the appetite, allowing you to better control it. By introducing the drink to your first meal, you will find that taking normal balanced breakfast, rich in vitamins (such as porridge) become easier, however, lost the desire heavy meals in the evening.
Barley - is an important component of the "Kurzeme" - an indispensable source of healthy vitamins and minerals.
Very rarely, but you can buy "Kurzeme", whichadded a bit of natural coffee. In spite of what is said "coffee beverage" is actually coffee is not at all conventional components in "Kurzeme". A habit of calling chicory drink "coffee" is connected with the fact that in Soviet times, it was often difficult to get ground coffee and sold under his view is chicory. Ground coffee was considered a scarce commodity, and often chicory grown in population directly outside. Even today there are still chicory suffers from these events of the past: some people wrongly believe it is only a poor substitute for coffee, is not given its own positive qualities and special taste of the drink.
Since the main component of the "Kurzeme" ischicory, something about it is necessary to mention. Unusual taste and healthy effect of chicory made popular still among the ancient Greeks and Romans. Its drinking long before the coffee appeared in Europe. The roots of the plants were dried, finely sliced and fried and then cooked. In medieval Europe it believed that chicory perfectly calms the nerves, making the person calm and able to think clearly.
How to Cook "Kurzeme"
Typically, this coffee drink is sold in a hammerform, but sometimes instant. Cooking ground "Kurzeme" need a special way, so that the cups are not formed lumps that many fans do not like this drink.
Take a cup of dry medium size, about250 ml. Pour it in a dry spoon 2-3 teaspoons chicory drink. It is important that both the cup, and spoon were dry. Add sugar, if the sugar drink. Now pour quite a bit of hot water. Mix gently until a homogeneous mass. Now it is possible to pour the remaining water in the cup. At the end of adding milk or cream to taste.
Unusual, but delicious way to cook "Kurzeme": dilute the dry powder of condensed milk, stir, and only then pour the water. It turns out that almost chicory cappuccino.
You can also cook ground chicory. To do this, pour about 2 teaspoons of "Kurzeme" 250 ml of water, mix well and put on fire. Bring to a boil and immediately remove the drink. Wait until the thick sludge is then poured into a cup, add sugar, cream or milk.