World’s First Look Inside District In New Orleans


When our website visited the city of New Orleans back in May 2011, we were charmed, of course, and we had a wonderful time, but there wasn't much in the way of a specialty coffee scene. We visited Velvet, an early pioneer for specialty in New Orleans with roots in the Hollywood film industry; we stuffed our faces at Cafe Du Monde, which is still … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: HiVOLT Coffee – New Orleans, Lower Garden District


Benji Lee owns The Saint Bar & Lounge, an iconic dive bar and tiki joint in New Orleans and is the guitarist for Supagroup. This Summer Benji has been building out HiVOLT Coffee in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. We love New Orleans. Perhaps the greatest city in America, it's a city that feels like it's in a country of its own. HiVOLT … [Read more...]

BAM! Emeril Lagasse Launches Coffee Brand, Finally


Finally, the time has come. You've been waiting for this moment since drawing your first breath, carrying the weight and hope of expectation around with you like a charm stone, and fashioning your circadian rhythm around the hope that tomorrow, when you next wake, it might finally be the day. And then today, it happened: Emeril Lagasse has … [Read more...]

New Orleans: Brigade Coffee Scoots Around


Mama Nola, thy thirst coffee soul be fed. New Orleanians may have noticed a new coffee company cruising around NOLA in a Citroen H Van, French as hell and imported from Belgium. Brigade Coffee poured their first cups two weeks ago at The Company Burger, a very popular (four solid stars on Yelp) burger joint on Freret St. But what could be more … [Read more...]

Coffee Schmuck of the Week: Former Barista Requests Job Reference, Cash In The Pastry Bag Right Now


What's worse than robbing a coffee shop? Robbing a coffee shop you used to work in! Meet Vivian Hutchinson, formerly of The Village Coffee on Freret Street in beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana. Her schmucky story comes to us from the Uptown Messenger: The Village Coffee on Freret Street was robbed at gunpoint by a former employee this weekend, … [Read more...]