ACP 053: New Orleans Coffee Crawl

August 27th 2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina touched down in New Orleans. I was just flying out of New Orleans the Monday before the storm touched down, close timing. I remember visiting Cafe Du Monde, I actually had two cans of coffee from them that I took back home.

This episode shows what the cafe culture is like in the city here today. The next podcast will show a little piece of the story of the city.

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        • If you want to know what it looks like when a New Orleans resident takes over a cafe space from a big chain that had intense colors and worn-out floors, you should look up Pulp And Grind on 644 Camp St in the Warehouse District. Look them up on Yelp, or visit this episodes show notes to find out what-the-fuss is going on with those Bagel Bombs they’re cooking up.




  • TIME 3:30
      • While we were there Becca made me some chai she’s working on, we tried some of their juices….. Woohoo! But… (music stop) I don’t exactly have a recording of that. Because. We accidentally locked our phones and bags in the back room. With the backup keys….. ooops.






  • TIME 4:20
    • Flashforward with me now past all of that and to us leaving, where you get to hear us leaving with those same keys we accidentally locked in the back room! From there we got a ride from one cafe to the next spot.
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Getting my craft #doughnut (#donut) on!

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  • TIME 14:00
      • District Donuts location – did you hear my excitement about the Maple Sriracha doughnut?





  • TIME 15:45
      • Revelator Coffee, totally got lost on ‘637 Tchoupitoulas’ before running into Brandon Paul Weaver. Very sleek space, minimalist, very limited and specific menu.






  • TIME 17:00
    • Thanks to a special barista from Spitfire Espresso Bar
    • New Orleans is an old city, 1920 larger population than today, 384,000 residents. NOLA being a very traditional sport where things don’t change quick, its richly STEEPED in traditions and character.
    • Backup and thank Byron, Spitfire Coffee off St Peter for making my list. That part of the city has buildings older than America itself.
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Here is a link to where I stayed in AirBnb, it was gorgeous. The host left me notes, beer, magazines with local events. All of that great stuff, highly suggest it (if you don’t mind being a couple miles from down town).

No I did not visit Cafe Du Monde this time, I have in the past though. Also, Spitfire is awesome. I didn’t mention them in the podcast, but it was the shop I went to almost every single day.