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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stumptown Coffee opens Saturday inside Ace Hotel

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click to enlarge Stumptown Coffee Roasters opens April 2 inside Ace Hotel in the Warehouse District. - COURTESY STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters opens April 2 inside Ace Hotel in the Warehouse District.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters opens April 2 inside the Ace Hotel (610 Carondelet St.;   

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.”

The coffee menu includes standard espresso drinks and pour overs made from single-origin coffees.

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The new boutique hotel, part of the Portland-based chain, opened earlier this month 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 sidles the hotel’s spacious restaurant, Josephine Estelle, and lobby bar. The restaurant’s chefs, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, designed a pastry menu for the coffeeshop that includes pecan croissants and pimiento cheese gougeres.

Saturday’s grand opening includes a performance by Roots of Music. All profits from opening day sales go toward the nonprofit, which offers musical education and academic support to New Orleans children.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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