April 20, 2016

Introducing Kinyovu

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Kinyovu is a stellar coffee from Madcap Coffee and the latest addition to the Mammoth pour over bar. It comes from Kayanza, an area in north Burundi, which has produced incredible coffees in recent years. Kinyovu contains 100% Bourbon varietals (Bourbon, Jackson and Mibirizi, to be precise), producing an intensely sweet and well-structured cup. Look for notes of plum, blackberry and milk chocolate in this syrupy coffee.

We’re offering Kinyovu on our pour over bar as both hot and iced coffee, and we’ll soon also have 12 oz retail bags available.

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We’ve had several requests to publish our coffee lineup, and since we just received a shipment of fresh and delicious coffees we thought it’d be a perfect time to share some details. Some basic info is provided below on each of our coffees, but if you’d like to know more just pop into the shop to chat or ask questions.

Note that all coffees are available hot or iced, and are brewed to order on our pour over bar. They can also all be served as either Cafe au Lait or a Black Eye.

Luis Reinoso (Colombia)
Tasting notes: Delicate, citrus, stone fruit and chocolate
Region: Herrera, Tolima
Variety: Caturra and Bourbon

Kinyovu (Burundi)
Tasting notes: Plum, blackberry, syrupy and milk chocolate
Region: Kayanza
Variety: Bourbon, Jackson and Mibirizi

Yukro (Ethiopia)
Tasting notes: Bright, lemony, berries and black tea
Region: Gera District, Jimma
Variety: Heirloom

Galeras (Colombia)
Tasting notes: Full, jasmine, tropical and mixed berries
Region: Pasto, Narino
Variety: Caturra and Castillo

La Princesa (Peru)
Tasting notes: Floral, creamy, balanced and spice
Region: Puno
Variety: Typica, Bourbon and Caturra

Las Serranias (Colombia) *Decaf
Tasting notes: Creamy, syrupy, deep and earthy
Region: Pitalito and San Agustin, Huila
Variety: Colombia and Caturra

All coffee is roasted by Madcap Coffee in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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This week, Where Ya’t covered Mammoth Espresso in their April Food News feature. The coverage focused on our mission, to create the absolute best espresso, coffee and tea that we can, and to do it in a friendly and approachable way without a trace of pretension.

April Food News
https://www.whereyat.com/april-food-news

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Just open for mere weeks, Mammoth Espresso finds itself in good company on Eater.com’s coffee heat map! Eater.com goes so far as to call Mammoth a “heavy hitter” and says our “tea program is one of the best in town.” Thanks Eater!

Where to Drink Coffee in New Orleans Right Now
http://nola.eater.com/maps/best-new-nola-coffee-cafe-heatmap

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We had some terrific coverage from the New Orleans Advocate, including Jonathan’s hand pouring our Mammoth Espresso Tonic on the front page!! Whoo! It was a great feature, and it touched on some important points that we’ve been putting out there for a while.

“According to Jonathan Riethmaier, the owner of Mammoth Espresso and co-founder of the New Orleans Barista Social Club, these clients favor cafes that allow the wealth to trickle down to the farmer who grows the coffee beans — an attitude that improves farming communities and the quality of coffee.”

It’s true, we love to talk about where coffee comes from and how that plays a part in the cost to the consumer. We have a high standard for how the growing communities are impacted by the coffee we serve, and we believe that coffee production must be environmentally and financially sustainable.

The Advocate also sheds light on the Mammoth Espresso name:

“Even though espresso is a minuscule drink, it can be a really big deal,” said Riethmaier. The shop’s moniker is based on this seeming paradox.

Not craft cocktails or fine wines, but specialty coffee, new shops rapidly growing in New Orleans
http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/features/food/15365104-171/not-craft-cocktails-or-fine-wines-but-specialty-coffee-new-shops-rapidly-growing-in-new-orleans

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We were happy to have hosted the Times-Picayune/Nola.com to introduce our shop and concept to their readers. The Times-Picayune’s food writer, Todd Price, calls us a “serious coffee shop” and the “latest destination for quality caffeination.” The article also gives a nice nod to our tea program, which we believe to be among the best in New Orleans.

Also, the photos are gorgeous!

5 Facts About Mammoth Espresso
http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2016/03/5_facts_about_mammoth_espresso.html

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The folks at The Gambit have a nice feature of Mammoth Espresso. Writer Will Coviello highlights our Seraphim pour over bar, as well as the attention to detail we put into our tea program.

“Mammoth uses Seraphim brewing system, which brews individual cups to order in three minutes in a fashion similar to pour-over coffee. The staff also pays close attention to teas, steeping different teas at appropriate temperatures and times”

In fact, our Seraphim system is a pour over, it’s simply automated and custom dialed to bring you the perfect cup of coffee, each and every time.

We’re particularly happy to have our tea program highlighted. We don’t mention this enough, but every tea (that’s 15 unique teas) on our menu is dialed in according to: a) dose, b) water temperature and c) steep time.

Mammoth Espresso Coffeehouse Opens in the Warehouse District
http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/mammoth-espresso/Content?oid=2908902

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Mammoth Espresso received a terrific write-up from the staff at Eater.com, who can also take some fine photos! Check out this coverage of our pour over system, tea menu and all our baked goodies!

Look Inside Mammoth Espresso, Now Open in the Warehouse District
http://nola.eater.com/2016/3/24/11298440/look-inside-mammoth-espresso-now-open-in-the-warehouse-district

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This Thursday, March 24, Mammoth Espresso will open its doors to friends, neighbors and the coffee and tea drinking public of New Orleans. We’re excited to share our story and our offerings with you, and to be a part of the vibrant landscape of New Orleans coffee. Come by, kick the tires a bit and see what we’re all about. We’re open everyday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 821 Baronne Street in the Warehouse District.

At Mammoth Espresso, we brew espresso drinks, coffee and teas – all by the cup. It’s our philosophy that each drink we prepare should be crafted with care, intention and to the best of our ability. Our menu includes a range of traditional, Italian-inspired espresso drinks, along with coffees and teas from small producers around the world. Here on the homepage you can get a sense of what we offer.

Our coffee is roasted by Madcap Coffee, a highly regarded specialty coffee roaster, not only in terms of product quality, but in their approach to building relationships with farmers and farming communities. We’re excited to share their coffees and the stories of these coffee producers with you. For tea, we’ve partnered with Jojo Tea, who has supplied us with some of the most beautiful and sought after teas in the world.

Mammoth Espresso serves delectable treats from our friends at Scout Bakery, a New Orleans-based small batch baker who offers a mix of traditional French pastries and original small bites that pair well with coffees and teas. We’ll also have chocolate bars from Acalli Chocolate, a terrific bean-to-bar chocolate maker who directly sources cacao for all of their products.

We’re a cozy shop focused on a handful of carefully crafted offerings. We’re delighted to turn years of dreams and ideas into Mammoth Espresso. This is an expression of our passion and curiosity, and we hope you dig it.

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart

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