By: Nora McGunnigle and Gwendolyn Knapp, Eater Nola
Coffee is a New Orleans tradition - not only is it drunk in large quantities, but coffee beans flowed the ports here, more than any other city in the country, at one point.
Recently, a bunch of what's known as "third wave" coffee shops have popped up around town, showcasing small batch roasted beans, passionate knowledge, and flawless coffee making technique.
Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee actually came down to New Orleans to assist pastry chef Kelly Fields in building the coffee program at this hot new bakery and cafe in the South Market District. There's a legit house blend and coffee cocktail menu too. Milk is sourced locally from Mauthe's Progress Milk Barn.