Welcome to beekeeping, I really liked the story about you and the older gentleman. It's always nice when you can talk with someone eperienced, who is excited about bees, even after 66yrs!
I am located in Metairie, so we go to The Morning Call, it's on 17th street right off Severn, it's just like Cafe Du Monde in the quarter. Been there for yrs and is alive and well after Katrina. When I make coffee at home I like Community Hotel Blend, but you can't beat the coffee at the morning call and cafe du monde and don't forget the beignets!!