Coffee Chicory (Cichorium intybus var. Sativum) is a plant, family of chicory and endive, grown for the production of chicory. The leaf and root seem a bit like a dandelion. The flower is lilac, light blue.
wildecichoreiSince the 19th century the grinded and roasted chicory roots of a decaffeinated somewhat bitter drink resembles a bit like coffee. The juices should be caramelized without burning. That is obviously not a pure coffee...
Roasted or dried berries of rowan or mountain-ash can also be used as a coffee substitute: let infuse for 10 minutes a tablespoon of berries with boiling water.
In Chile people make coffee from the roasted seeds of rose hips.

The Bambu Instant coffee substitute contains no caffeine and is made ​​from roasted: chicory, Turkish figs, wheat, malted barley and Greek acorns.