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2nd Annual New Orleans Coffee Festival Teams with Local Indie Novel: The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans

River House Publishing honors NOLA's tradion and culture through recently published novel, The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans, and partners with 2010 New Orleans Coffee Festival.

New Orleans, LA, November 05, 2010 --( River House Publishing, New Orleans, LA, today announced a team-up between its new novel — The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans (—and the 2nd Annual New Orleans Coffee Festival ( Under the agreement, the book is among the festival’s featured sponsors, along with other local businesses including Community Coffee, PJ’s,, and Coffee Roasters of New Orleans. “We’re honored to join these venerable New Orleans companies in supporting the 2nd Annual New Orleans Coffee Festival,” said River House publisher Csaba Lukacs. “Much as this book documents New Orleans’ rich coffee history, this festival carries forward a tradition of coffee appreciation that has been alive and well in the Big Easy for more than 200 years.”

The New Orleans Coffee Festival is an annual celebration of coffee, paying tribute to coffee’s historical, cultural, economic, and social impact, and showcasing New Orleans’ reemergence as a growing hotspot of expertise and passion for coffee. The event’s hallmark is its exclusive Coffee Tasting Flight, with 35 international selections—all roasted/blended locally. Coffee Flight tickets are $5 for a 4-cup tasting. There is no admission fee. Local roasters share their knowledge and perspectives, and are accompanied by 100+ other vendors offering an array of delicious foods and beautiful arts, with live music throughout. The second annual event is Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Freret Market (located at Freret St. near Napoleon Ave.) from noon to 5pm.

The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans is narrated from the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny, and it “reviews” such local coffee shop haunts as CC’s, PJ’s, Café Rose Nicaud, Café du Monde, and Rue de la Course. Shortly after its publication, the novel was chosen by The Times-Picayune as a “Hot Read” of the summer. The book has since surpassed the 1,000 copies sales milestone, and it is stocked by over two dozen NOLA shops, including independent bookstores, coffeehouses, gift shops, college stores, Hudson Booksellers, Borders, and Barnes & Noble. It was also recently selected by Books-A-Million for rollout in Books-A-Million’s ten Louisiana stores. The novel blends satire, mystery, fact, and fiction while exploring such weighty themes as the “sacrament” of coffee drinking, living sober, and the legacy of slavery in America.

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