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The French Quarter luxury hotel partners with local roaster to offer exclusive signature blend

NEW ORLEANS (August 2017) – Paying homage to the Crescent City’s rich heritage as a bustling coffee hub, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans has elevated their indigenous offerings to guests, now serving coffee by local roaster Abita Roasting Company. The new blend is now available in all outlets including M Bistro and The Davenport Lounge as well as the gift shop. With New Orleans being recognized as one of the leading coffee ports in the world and the birthplace of the midday “coffee break,” The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans will now bring the city’s coffee culture directly to its guests.

Visitors to The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans can enjoy a new signature blend created exclusively for the hotel by Abita Roasting Company. The new coffee, roasted at the Abita facilities in Madisonville, Louisiana, features a specialty grade of Arabica coffee from Ethiopia, Colombia, and Brazil. The blend features notes of dark chocolate, earthy minerals and hint of fruit for a darker profile.

For those looking to get their caffeine fix with a twist, the expert bartenders at The Davenport Lounge have taken the coffee behind the bar to create cocktails such as The Mochatini comprised of Stoli Vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, coffee, a dollop of whipped cream and garnished with a chocolate shaving or the Cold Brew Car Bomb made with Patron XO café liqueur, Irish Channel Stout, coffee, and topped with Bailey’s, cayenne pepper and garnished with an orange twist.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is committed to immersing guests in the local culture, from the Creole cuisine to local jazz music, and now the Crescent City’s coffee heritage in partnership with Abita Roasting Company. With coffee being such an integral part of New Orleans’ traditions and to its footprint today, guests of the hotel can now taste this legacy with this new offering.
For more information about The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/neworleans or call (504) 524-1331.