Ignatius Eatery Reborn As Ignatius Espresso Bar & Cafe In Partnership With Mojo Coffee Roasters
NEW ORLEANS ― Mojo Coffee Roasters announced a partnership with neighborhood eatery turned espresso bar Ignatius Espresso Bar & Café, located at 3121 Magazine St. Ignatius Eatery officially converted to Ignatius Espresso Bar & Cafe on Monday, June 20, 2016, and is welcoming regulars and coffee enthusiasts alike.
The transition will bring cappuccinos, manual, cortados and more all made with local small-batch roasted Mojo Coffee.
“Debra Dunn’s love of coffee led her to transition the restaurant into solely coffee with the opening of Ignatius Espresso Bar,” said Mojo Coffee Roasters Owner, Demian Estevez. “She wanted to re-invent her coffee program. Local coffee enthusiasts will be thrilled that ‘The Big Rue’ is back, but as Ignatius Espresso Bar & Cafe.”
Many in the area still remember when Ignatius replaced their local hangout, Rue De La Course in 2012 as Ignatius Eatery. With this transition, Ignatius will return to a spot where artists can work for the day and locals can gather on the Magazine Street patio to talk over a cup of locally roasted coffee.
“We are excited to bring some of the highest-rated coffee in the city to our neighborhood at a time when New Orleanians are much more savvy coffee drinkers than they were 5 years ago,” said Rue De La Course Owner, Debra Dunn. “We’ve always respected Mojo as top players in the coffee community and the fact that they have entered the roasting world couldn’t have come at a better time.”
Mojo Coffee Roasters reps said they work hard to find interesting coffees and make their profiles unique. They stress quality by roasting in true small batch form, only six to eight pounds at a time so they can carefully sift through the beans, ensuring that every bag they roast meets strict quality standards. All of Mojo’s roasting is done in their facility in the Black Pearl by Roastmaster Matt Cronin and Demian Estevez.
“Things have really come full circle for us and Debra Dunn of Rue De La Course,” Mojo’s Estevez said. “We took over the original Rue location from her post-Katrina, and are now thrilled to be supplying her new coffee endeavor with our coffees as we begin to get our name out there as roasters.”
Ignatius Eatery originally opened in 2006, and moved to their most recent location in 2012. Their name comes from the main character of the classic New Orleans novel "Confederacy of Dunces."
Ignatius Espresso Bar & Cafe is open Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday – Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Mojo Coffee Roasters single origin coffees are available for purchase in both Mojo Coffee House shops at 1500 Magazine St. and 4700 Freret St., at Ignatius Espresso Bar, at Satsuma Cafe, and on tap at Maison Dupuy.