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Louisiana Eats: Brewed Awakenings

Coffee Science on Broad Street in New Orleans.
Original photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans
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Coffee Science on Broad Street in New Orleans.

Coffee, tea, kombucha? What's brewing in your neck of the woods? On this week's Louisiana Eats, we're examining the brewing process from all sides.

First, we'll meet Austin Sherman and Alexis Korman, founders of Big Easy Bucha – a kombucha brewing business that has set the Gulf South on fire with innovative local flavors. What's brewing at Big Easy Bucha is a lot more than fermented tea! They're brewing a healthy, social justice revolution.

Next, we'll visit Tom Oliver at Coffee Science, to dissect the science behind brewing coffee. Then, we meet PJ Coffee's founder Phyllis Jordan, who brewed up a revolution herself when she began serving cold brewed iced coffee in New Orleans in the 1980s.

We finish with a sudsy brew in hand. Our friends at Courtyard Brewery supply the beer and share the knowledge behind their self-described, small-batch nano-brewery. We're having a real brouhaha on this week’s Louisiana Eats!

For more of all things Louisiana Eats, please visit us at PoppyTooker.com.

Poppy is the host and executive producer of the weekly show, Louisiana Eats! Food personality, culinary teacher and author, Poppy Tooker is passionate about food and the people who bring it to the table.