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
- 19 Questions About New Orleans – Episode 96
- 19 Questions About New Orleans – Episode 97
- Hurricane Prep – Episode 94
- New Orleans Red Beans – Episode 95
- Tabasco and Avery Island – Episode 87
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