Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras Coffee

Happy Mardi Gras!

It's Mardi Gras, the carnival celebration signifying the day prior to Lent's fasting season. Are you planning on throwing a Fat Tuesday festival of your own? If you are The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot has some great recipes to share with you on this indulgent day.

The celebration of Mardi Gras and coffee go hand and hand. New Orleans, the central city for the celebration is also one of the first cities to start providing coffee to the rest of North America. Read more info on coffee's journey from New Orleans to the rest of the country here! Since, New Orleans and coffee have such a rich history a Mardi Gras party is not complete until the coffee is brewed.

Party hosts may want to serve Orleans Coffee, a festive spiced coffee drink for the over-21 revelers.

A Mardi Gras themed party would not be complete without Chicory Coffee. Chicory is made from the root of the endive plant and has been used as a coffee filter and as a way to enhance coffee's flavor in New Orleans for hundreds of years. Chicory is a Louisiana tradition for the experimental party guest.

For more New Orleans recipes visit the New Orleans Cuisine blog.

Tell The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot how you celebrated Mardi Gras 2009!

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