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Coffee Time

Coffee Time

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Ah...coffee. Is there anything better than that wonderful aroma of freshly brewed coffee? It gives us a sunnier outlook on life and the energy to attack whatever lies ahead. It’s truly magical.

The world-wide love affair with this caffeinated brew makes it the second-largest legally traded commodity in the world. And in New Orleans, with its primarily French population, coffee has always been the preferred hot beverage of choice.

This package will provide you with the fascinating history of coffee in New Orleans––from its dominance as an import for centuries to the addition of chicory in the early 1800s. Discover how the sale of cafe au lait empowered enslaved women to hone their entrepreneurial skills and eventually buy their freedom, and how Cafe du Monde got world famous. You can even try your hand at the famous Cafe Brulot: a boozy, after-dinner, flaming(!) coffee recipe perfected for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s dinner at iconic Antoine's Restaurant in the French Quarter!

Treat your taste buds to two types of New Orleans coffee favorites from family-owned Community Coffee. And to set the mood, we've even got Joe for your ears: Big Joe Kennedy's musical stylings of New Orleans!

Included:

  • Coffee in New Orleans Softcover Book
  • Two Specialty 4-cup Coffee Packets from Community Coffee: 1 Coffee with Chicory Packet, and 1 Praline Pecan Packet
  • New Orleans Music CD of Upbeat Favorites from Big Joe Kennedy
  • Cafe Brulot Recipe
  • Reusable Burlap Gift Bag

Grab your favorite coffee cup, turn on these New Orleans tunes, and get your smeller ready. It’s coffee time in New Orleans!