According to Roasty Coffee, New Orleans ranks as America's 9th most caffeinated city. You're probably tweaking off your double shots of espresso right now just reading this—and that's ok! It's most likely part of your morning routine to make your own cup of coffee or grab one from your local coffee shop. Many of you are college students and probably bleed coffee! It's actually funny how places in the city that aren't even coffee shops smell like it because people drink it so much. The city thrives on tourism, music, and great food. Those who work to keep those aspects alive do so tirelessly, and caffeine is usually the best way to keep them afloat.
However, when it comes to pumpkin spice latte popularity, Roasty Coffee says NOLA doesn't even crack the top 30 in the country. The Crescent City just loves its coffee above all else!
According to Perfect Daily Grind, coffee has been a significant import in the city for centuries. As far back as the 19th century, many coffee importers operated here. The Port of New Orleans remains one of the country's most important hubs for importing coffee. The port even has roasting facilities. And in case you did not know, one of Folger's most extensive national coffee roasting facilities is located near the port.
Here are some of the city's top coffee shops
1. Pontilly Coffee, 4000 Chef Menteur Hwy., facebook.com/PontillyCoffee
2. Park Island Brew, 1688 Gentilly Blvd., parkislandbrew.com
3. The Bean Gallery, 637 N Carrollton Ave., thebeangallery.net
4. The Station Coffee Shop & Bakery, 4400 Bienville St., thestation.coffee
5. Church Alley Coffee Bar, 4201 Canal St., churchalley.store