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"Thanks for the…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during… more

A Better You

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Ashé Cultural Arts Center invites you to join UnitedHealthcare for an… more

American Theater…

Sep 20 - 21, 2014
American Theatre Project of New Orleans (ATPNO) returns to Dillard University's… more

ART GUMBO

Sep 20 - Dec 20, 2014
River Region Art Association presents THE ART GUMBO MARKET every third Saturday… more

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Come join us with live music from Big Sam's Funky Nation more

Family Art Day

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Join the Newcomb Art Gallery for a kid-friendly tour and hands-on activities… more

Free Kinder Garden at…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Irvin Mayfild's Jazz…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 20 - 28, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be opening their 37th Season with an… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be presenting the Dr. Suess… more

Joy Theater Presents …

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Come and enjoy a special performance by Dr. John & The Nite Trippers with… more

Knit-in at the Museum

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
To kickoff our 9th year of Knit Your Bit, join area knitters and crocheters for… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Just a week later, the popular Broadway comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha… more

Le PETIT THEATRE…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
In this regional premiere of Christopher Durang's uproarious Tony Award winning… more

Living History Corps

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
The Museum's World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living History… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 20 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Burlesque…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
The closing night celebration follows the 2014 "Queen of Burlesque"… more

New Orleans Fringe…

Sep 20 - Oct 15, 2014
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Nick Moss Band

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Join us for Nick Moss Band. more

Rivertown Theaters…

Sep 20 - 28, 2014
Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, we bring the… more

"Thanks for the…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during… more

New Exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum: The Story of Coffee in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Kelsey Parris
Operations Manager
504-569-0405
Kelsey@Southernfood.org

New Exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum:
The Story of Coffee in New Orleans

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum opened a new exhibit, Then and Now: The Story of Coffee. This exhibit, the first in a series, explores the importation of coffee to the Port of New Orleans as well as early companies, such as Community Coffee Company, which roasted and sold the beans.  Future exhibits will include the heritage companies that imported the beans and information about how coffee shaped the Port of New Orleans.

Artifacts on display include coffee grinders, a coffee roaster, the history of Chicory and many artifacts on loan from the Community Coffee Company including coffee sacks, catalogs, coffee sieves, sample containers, a cupping table and a spittoon used when cupping coffee, demitasse, and café brulot.

"Coffee has economic and cultural importance in Louisiana," said Liz Williams, President of SoFAB, "and we want to explore its many facets."

Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. Community® Coffee's Brian Girardot is leading a workshop on coffee brewing fundamentals at French Market Fare. He will cover coffee basics and proper brewing techniques to make the best cup of coffee.

For more information on the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, this exhibit or French Market Fare please contact Kelsey Parris, operations manager at 504-569-0405 or   Kelsey@Southernfood.org.