Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Nunez Community College Auditorium
3710 Paris Road, Chalmette
6:30 p.m. – wine and cheese reception
7:00 p.m. – lecture by Suzanne Stone
New Orlean’s history is steeped in coffee. Outside the Cathedral of St. Louis in Jackson Square, early entrepreneurs like Old Rose provided eager churchgoers with the brew, and it was sold in the French Market beginning in the late 1700s. Café du Monde and Morning Call started serving café au lait more than a century ago. People gathered for business, socializing, politics and auctions at five hundred coffee exchanges and shops in the 1800s. Since 1978, myriad specialty coffee shops have opened to meet the increasing demand for great coffee. Join us on November 19th as local author, Suzanne Stone, presents the full story of this celebrated tradition, including how chicory became part of the city’s special flavor.