Coffee in New Orleans – Episode #98
Kevin Peadeux, Coast Roast Coffee holding a cup of coffee
Kevin Peadeux, Coast Roast Coffee

Coffee in New Orleans

Today’s episode is all about coffee in New Orleans.

It is the 3rd in a sub-series about staple crops or industries in Louisiana. We’ve previously talked about Tabasco (episode 87) and Camellia Brand red beans (episode 95). While coffee isn’t grown in New Orleans, the city has a long history with it.

Today, I visit with local coffee roaster Kevin Pedeaux (Coast Roast Coffee). We talk about the Crescent City’s long history with coffee, how coffee serves as part of the fabric of the city today, and how king cake played a role in his decision to start Coast Roast Coffee.

All this and more in today’s episode!

Quick Episode Summary

  • Recap of last episode with listener Q&A
  • Introduction of Kevin Pedeaux, Coffee Roast Coffee
  • History of coffee in New Orleans
  • The role of coffee traders
  • The Port of New Orleans and the ‘hidden’ coffee infrastructure
  • Coffee with Kevin You Tube show

Previous Episodes Mentioned

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Thank You

Thanks to Kevin Pedeaux for being my guest on today’s episode. Follow Kevin on Twitter (@kpedeaux) and Coast Roast Coffee (@coastroastcoffee).

Thanks also to Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcasting Services for being the intro voice of the podcast!

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