A 1953 advertisement for CDM Coffee

To explain the prominence of sweet, rich Vietnamese coffee in New Orleans cafe culture we must first visit Vienna, Austria in the 17th century.

Preceding the famous Battle of Vienna in September of 1683, Franciszek Kulczycki, a Polish nobleman, soldier and future coffee merchant, traveled from Turkey where he was under the employ of the Austrian government as a diplomat and courier who aided communications between the two countries. Continue Reading