Albuquerque launches an authentic New Orleans style coffeehouse located at the Historic Broadway Manor.
Two hundred years before the first Starbucks opened, New Orleans had its own coffee culture, its own coffee blend and its own deep, rich coffee tradition. A cup of chicory cafe au lait is New Orleans history in a cup. And New Orleans might be where the morning coffee break originated early in the 20th century.
New Orleans was the coffee capital of the world. The history of coffee in Louisiana is rich and strong. For more than two centuries, the finest coffee beans from around the world have always come here first. Coffee arrived in New Orleans in 1720 when French explorers introduced it to the city.
Today, one third of all the coffee in North America lands first on the docks of the Crescent City. Savor a cup of coffee almost anywhere in North America and you'll taste New Orleans. Naturally, the largest coffee roasting plant in the world is located here too. Every cup of VooBrew coffee best represents our commitment to the legacy and culture of the Crescent City.
We travel the globe to hand-select only the finest coffee beans - from Sumatra to Ethiopia, from Colombia to Kenya - everywhere the best coffee grows. Plucked be hand at the peak ripeness, the fruits of the Coffea Arabica bush are transported to mills where the beans are expertly removed, dried and hand-sorted before shipping to our artesian roasters.
The romantic history of coffee and the equally romantic history of the Port of New Orleans are indissolubly linked. Coffee is one of the oldest and principal commodities that come to this Port and continues as an integral part of the port's commerce, despite the exigencies of wartime shipping. Poydras wharf, long designated coffee wharf of New Orleans, continues to receive the 132-lb bags of coffee in huge quantities.
New Orleans imports two types of coffee, mild and Brazilian. Mild coffee, of a milder blend that the Brazilian blend, comes from Central America and the north coast of South America.
Of the approximately two billion pounds of coffee imported annually by the United States, about 25% in normal times comes through New Orleans. About 40% of the coffee at New Orleans is taken by local roasters in this area.
Some figures will indicate the size of coffee business in the Port's commerce. In 1941 a total of 4,030,276 bags of coffee, both Mild and Brazilian, were imported through New Orleans. The past few months have seen a spurt in the coffee imports, sending the total number of bags imported for June up to 571,471. Multiply this figure by 182, the number of pounds of coffee each bag holds, and you will get a good idea how many cups of coffee come over the wharves of New Orleans.
Sizes: Petite & Big Girl
- cafe au lait
- Priestess MaMa $3.25/$3.95 - Espresso, caramel & hazelnut syrup, steamed milk with whipped cream.
- Bon Dieu $3.55/$4.25 - Espresso, white chocolate syrup, caramel & hazelnut syrup, steamed milk with whipped cream on top.
- Dr. BéBé $3.25/$3.95 - Espresso, banana syrup, chocolate syrup, steamed milk with whipped cream.
- St. Joseph $3.25/$3.95 - Espresso, vanilla syrup, cinnamon syrup, steamed milk with whipped cream.
- Chicken Man $3.25/$3.95 - Espresso, vanilla, raspberry steamed milk with whipped cream.
- Candomblé $3.25/$3.95 - Espresso, mandarin syrup, chocolate syrup, steamed milk with whipped cream.
Our house blend is a combination of Columbian, Kenyan, and Paupa New Guinea coffee beans roasted to a full city roast.
House Blend $1.50/$1.70
French Press $4.95
Expresso $1.65/Doube $2.45
Café Cubano $2.95 - Double sugar infused shot hot of espresso.
Café Americano $2.95 - Double shot of espresso topped off with water.
Café Mocha (White or Dark) $2.95/$3.50 - Espresso, chocolate syrup, steamed milk with whipped cream.
Hot Chocolate (White or Dark) $3.45/$3.95 - Chocolate syrup, steamed milk with whipped cream.
Café Latté $2.95/$3.50 - Espresso, steamed milk with a small amount of milk foam.
Cappuccino $2.95/$3.50 - Espresso, steamed milk with a heavy head of milk foam.
Hot Tea $1.50
Tea Press $4.95 - Daily Flavor Selections
Fortune Telling with Coffee - Did you know that your coffee cup holds clues about yourself, your present and your future?
It has been done for more than a thousand years in many areas of the world. After drinking the liquid, the grounds of coffee that are left behind in the cup create the symbols that may be the psychic key to a person's future. Voobrew's special blend is sipped and the remains are read to reveal answers to specific questions as well as general readings. $40 per reading. Appointments request, walk-ins welcome.
Iced Mocha $2.95/$3.50
Iced Coffee $1.70/$1.95
Iced Chai Latté $2.75/$3.25
Flavored Iced Tea $2.25
Bottled Water $1/$1.75
Third or more Espresso Shots $.50
Flavored Syrups $.50