Day: May 9, 2018

In Your Cup


Coffee breaks. Drinking coffee is sort of an international thing. As much as we think of places like Seattle as a coffee city, New Orleans isn’t far behind. Historically, most of South America’s coffee beans moved through the city, down in The Bywater. That’s changed, although there are a couple of major roasters and manufacturers still here. Just not near the river. What we really have is more independent and regional coffee-houses per square inch than probably any other American city. Even the big ones, like New York. Yeah, yeah. Aside from Seattle, there’s Portland and maybe other West Coast cities. But, I’m pretty sure they don’t have the variety that we do. You could spend a couple of days wandering around each neighborhood in a highly caffeinated and wired state if you chose to. Y’all could correct me if you think my surface research is wrong. It probably is. This all started because of a rather big news item. Nestle bought a big share of Starbucks. No, they didn’t buy the stores. They bought …