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New Orleans’ French Truck Coffee expands to Memphis 

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Years after launching the small-batch Coffee roasting company French Truck Coffee (1200 Magazine St., 504-298-1115; www.frenchtruckcoffee.com), Geoffrey Meeker is expanding his business to Memphis. Meeker has partnered with Tennessee-based micro-roasting company Relevant Roasters (www.whatisrelevant.com), which will rebrand as French Truck Coffee as part of the deal this September.

  "I love waking up to great coffee, and I love sharing great coffee with other people even more," Meeker said in a prepared statement. "I am excited to take French Truck out of New Orleans, and share our mission to serve the best small-batch, fresh roasted coffee possible."

  Meeker started French Truck in 2012, roasting beans in his laundry room before moving to a roasting facility on Magazine Street. Earlier this year, he opened French Truck Cafe (4536 Dryades St., 504-702-1900), where an extended food and drink menu is served.

  A second location for the new French Truck Coffee — which will also feature a cafe and a roaster on site — will open in Memphis' Crosstown Concourse development in Spring 2017.

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