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Where to buy amazing coffee beans?

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puma Sep 8, 2007 12:22 PM

Hi, I just moved here recently from NYC and I am wondering if there is a place here that sells a good selection of coffee beans. A coffee/tea specialty store would be highly preferable. I know all about Whole Foods, Langensteins, and Dorignacs, and I already went to a "cigar and coffee" shop on St. Anne's St. in the Quarter but they only sell one type of coffee and it's not beans. Oh, also, I am not interested in buying coffee and chicory: my significant other is a native New Orleanian and hates the stuff. Thanks in advance, it will be interesting to see if anything like this exists here.
-Puma

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    JGrey Sep 8, 2007 03:20 PM

    Full disclosure: I know one of the main guys who works here, but try this place:

    http://www.orleanscoffee.com/index.php

    They supply lots of restaurants/coffee houses around town, you can buy it on their website, or call them up and they won't mind if you come out to pick it up at the roastery. They don't have a storefront, though.

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      puma Sep 8, 2007 07:14 PM

      Excellent, thanks! You have no idea how exciting this is.

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        hazelhurst Sep 8, 2007 09:35 PM

        I've done my own beans many times in the decades and love to do it BUT I think that for convenience, you cannot do better that French market brand Dark roast---they have a chicory but that is not what I am talking about. You want the one labelled "Pure Coffee." If you drip that---PROPERLY drip it (no damn Mr Coffee) you'll get a helluva cup of coffee. It knocks the socks off damn near anything I have had in a Coffee Palace. A dear friend, who is Lebanese and knows coffee, has been hooked on it for years and has it sent to him by the case in Chicago. It beats the hell out of Community or anything else out there. (I do make an exception for Union Coffee but that is a personal thing...emotional and all that...)

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          Hungry Celeste Sep 10, 2007 07:01 AM

          Where can you find it? I haven't seen it in quite some time (French Market brand, I mean). And Union is as scarce as hen's teeth these days. We need a "local brands" coffee boutique in this city.

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            lady door Sep 11, 2007 09:48 AM

            http://www.frenchmarketcoffee.com/pg-...

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              JazzyB Sep 13, 2007 05:33 AM

              Dorignacs.

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              lady door Sep 11, 2007 09:52 AM

              Actually, French Market Coffee also makes Union Coffee. If you read the fine print, American Coffee has made them both for decades.

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