That day arrived recently for one of our Kaffeologie cohorts as she visited Seattle’s new Creole-style soul food truck,“Where Ya At Matt?” Alongside their (delicious) Po’ Boy Sandwiches this mobile-eatery features made-to-order beignets doused with a healthy amount of confectioner’s sugar. Of course, as a native of New Orleans owner Matt Lewis knows that beignets aren’t complete without the proper brew. Enter Herkimer coffee.
Thanks to Scott Richardson at Herkimer, WYAM is brewing up a smooth yet fierce cup of coffee that, sitting next to a bag of beignets is enough to make you homesick for New Orleans - even if you’ve never been. We tried sipping the coffee black and also doctored it up cafe au lait style - both ways it’s delicious mellowness finishes with a bit of bite. (The bite is really what makes the brew fit so perfectly next to the beignets’ sweetness.)
|Delicious beignets. Photo from Seattle Met.|
Naturally when considering coffee + New Orleans, the French Press came up in conversation...and it was only moments until: “Have you heard about this new gadget...”
Oh yes. Yes, we’ve heard about it.