Orleans Coffee Exchange announced Thursday that Bob Arceneaux has taken sole ownership of the Kenner coffee roaster, which largely serves local independent coffee shops and some restaurants and hotels.
The company, a certified Fair Trade roaster, is planning to expand its coffee’s availability through retail grocery sales and other outlets, according to a news release.
Arceneaux will continue overseeing the company’s daily operations while also expanding its marketing and distribution efforts. Previous co-owner Tom Oliver has left the company to “pursue other business interests,” the news release said.
Kirk Knipmeyer and Mark Kennedy will remain in customer support roles, while taking on new responsibilities for equipment sales and barista training.
“We will continue to raise the quality of the coffees we purchase, roast and sell,” Arceneaux said in a statement. “We will also prioritize barista training and education as we expand across the Gulf South.”
Arceneaux did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday.