At press time, Stumptown Coffee Roasters was scheduled to open April 2 inside the Ace Hotel (610 Carondelet St.; www.stumptowncoffee.com).
The Warehouse District shop is the 10th cafe for the Portland, Oregon-based coffee roasting company, which was founded in 1999 and is considered one of the pioneers of the "third wave" bean business.
Special to the New Orleans shop is an expansive cold-brew program, featuring drinks like the Cold Shot, a shot of cold-brewed espresso infused with nitrogen, and the Endless Summer, which the company describes as a "caffeinated take on the mint julep." There also are espresso drinks and pour overs made from single-origin coffees.
The new boutique hotel, part of the Portland-based chain, opened in March inside a renovated 1920s art deco space. Stumptown Coffee, which is operated in partnership with the hotel, occupies a former carriage house, adjacent to the hotel with doorways that connect to the hotel lobby.
The cafe space is adjacent to Josephine Estelle restaurant and the lobby bar. The restau- rant's chefs, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, designed the coffee- shop's pastry menu, which includes pecan croissants and pimiento cheese gougeres.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.