Thursday, November 07, 2019

Spitfire Coffee

Subject: Spitfire Coffee
Location visited: New Orleans, LA
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

The French Quarter remains one of the most unique and iconic urban neighborhoods on the North American continent. For hundreds of years it has thrived, known for its jazz, flooding issues and its unique cuisine. Yet for all of its gastro-attractions, until recently the area stood fairly bereft of quality coffee. One place that helped change that is Spitfire.

Opened in 2013, Spitfire helped break through the chicory wall and aquaint the Quarter with quality beans. Situated in a cozy space not far from Bourbon Street, the shop offers a delightful respite from the energetic happenings of the surrounding activity.

As for coffee, they use such roasters as Cirque, Onyx, HEY and Oddly Correct. After combing through the selections, I settled upon an espresso of a Beanfruit Colombian single origin and a pour over of a Kenyan from B&W. The espresso, pulled short with light brown crema, smacked of milk chocolate, blackberry, grapefruit, rose tea, birch beer and a touch of tomato, proving bright and slightly effervescent. The pour over similarly impressed, with blasts of passion fruit, cherry candy, cocoa, strawberry cream, baby bib lettuce and lemon zest in a light/medium body.

While other tourist adventures pulled me away, I shall definitely be sure to return. If you find yourself anywhere in New Orleans definitely give Spitfire a visit.

These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!

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