Coffee For Dogs

Nordic entrepreneur Jakutyte is trying to launch a new product on Kickstarter. It's coffee for dogs. Or, as she's calling it, "Rooffee." She came up with that name, she said, by combining the words roots and coffee. (Surprised me it wasn't Wroof and coffee... but that would be Wrooffee.) She swears she didn't know there's a date-rape drug called roofies. She's posted an update on her Kickstarter page saying she's gonna change the name... but hasn't decided to what yet.

Her coffee for dogs doesn't actually contain any coffee. She says it's "a coffee type of drink made from Nordic wild roots containing no agricultural chemicals or pesticides, no caffeine, and no other nonsense." So it's actually brown liquid for dogs.

via buzzfeed
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Nov 03, 2017
     Category: Coffee and other Legal Stimulants | Dogs

It is/was a thing in the South to roast chicory or dandelion roots, grind them up, and use them as a coffee substitute. When I first saw this, I figured it's an artisanal / homeopathic / tree-hugger version of the same thing at an inflated price.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/03/17 at 01:00 PM
Chicory is still sold in every grocery store as a coffee substitute. The drink could be named "Cofeefee" as in "coffee" and "Fifi", a popular name for a poodle. Or maybe something more exotic, like "Covfefe".
Posted by Yudith on 11/03/17 at 05:16 PM
Chicory was used as a coffee extender for hard times, and I believe this idea was brought from Europe. When you have coffee at a good New Orleans restaurant and notice a huge difference, that's likely the chicory blend. I converted to it long ago; it's what I'm sipping as I speak. I consider it a delicacy, and can't drink the weak "pure" version any more.
Posted by Virtual on 11/04/17 at 10:08 AM
There's a coffee/chicory blend named Luzianne that's available in stores in some areas. They used to advertise on TV many years ago.
Posted by ges on 11/05/17 at 10:37 AM
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