When individuals think of New Orleans, LA, they think of the trifecta: beignets, Mardi Gras and ghosts — in no particular order. However, New Orleans’ coffee industry also deserves a toast of recognition.
Bob Arceneaux is the owner of Orleans Coffee, a humble roasting establishment with 30 years of experience and a stellar reputation, and the new Parish Coffee brand. Orleans Coffee was the first specialty coffee roasting company in the city. In 2007, Bob became the owner of the company after working for 12 years as an employee. He now gets to enjoy traveling to Central and South America countries to visit coffee farms and mills. Bob’s dedication to brewing the perfect cup of coffee clearly shines.
Orleans Coffee is known for its contributions to a vibrant Gulf Coast food scene. When browsing their website or shopping in stores, you will discover a variety of roasts, all hand-selected by Bob and his team. If you crave more exclusive flavors, then you can also shop for Parish Coffee! Whether you are a local or a tourist you can find Orleans Coffee or Parish Coffee online. You can also find their one-of-a-kind roasts being served at several local coffee shops or purchase the grounds from many local grocery stores to roast at home!
When prompted about future plans for Orleans Coffee and Parish Coffee, Bob explained that they will soon be donating to Hunters for the Homeless. A non-profit organization, Hunters for the Homeless is dedicated to eradicating hunger among the homeless population. Hurricane Katrina left many individuals homeless in New Orleans; as recently as 2019, 1,179 individuals were without homes. Bob, thank you, for taking the initiative to help these individuals!
So, whenever you are in New Orleans, feel free to take a minute to browse these specialty roasts in local retailers and supermarkets in the area! You know what they always say: stop and smell the…coffee?