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Episode Info: 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 Beyond Bourbon Street is brought to you by these sponsors Two Chicks Walking Tours If you love New Orleans, you’ve probably wandered through the Garden District. It is beautiful, but it really comes to life when you have a guide who can tell you about the history and about the people who live there. On a Two Chicks Walking tour you learn about the architecture, the residents and more. You also get to tour Lafayette Cemetery, just across the street from Commander’s Palace. Two Chicks keeps their tour groups small and offers a more intimate experience than most. You’ll have time to ask your questions and really walk away getting an insider’s perspective of the Garden District. Two Chicks also offers tours of St. Louis Cemetery #1 and the Ladies of the Night tour. Whatever you choose, know you will be in great hands and will have a wonderful time. Use code BEYOND and save 15%. Liz Wood Realty Have you decided to move to New Orleans? If so, let Liz Wood and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase the home of your dreams! New Orleans is a terrific city, but choosing the neighborhood that’s the best fit for you can be overwhelming. Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality! Several members of our community have done just that and are thrilled with their new homes! You will be, too! The Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery When you're ready to make your plans to visit New Orleans, you'll need a place to stay! The Old 77 is ideally situated in the Warehouse District, just three blocks from the French Quarter. It features a variety of pet-friendly rooms, the award-winning Compere Lapin restaurant, and more. You'll love the location, the rooms, and the food, but the deta...
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