Barbados: The Coffee Bean

birthday latte, I love you
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In the past, one of the hardest things about traveling to Barbados was going for seven or ten days without a decent cup of coffee. A former British colony, these people are tea drinkers all the way, & those that do drink coffee make a cup that tastes very different from what we would drink here in the States (the closest way to describe it is a very strong Americano – no drip Folgers here!).

Enter: The Coffee Bean. Three newish locations, including one within walking distance of where we stay. A wide variety of espresso based coffee drinks starting at the bargain price of just $3.60 BBD for a shot of espresso. Breakfast sandwiches, pasta, wraps, & other Starbucks-esque food greets cafe goers, along with copies of UK & local newspapers.

When we visited Barbados in March, all I wanted for my birthday was a really good latte. We wandered over to The Coffee Bean first thing in the morning, the air thick with humidity. I thought to myself more than once ‘Do I really want a cup of coffee when it’s already 80 degrees out with 80% humidity at 8am?’ But we pressed on & soon we were inside the glorious air conditioning chugging down lattes, munching on croissants & croissant sandwiches with fresh cut ham & cheese. It was the perfect birthday present.

(C) Christina Saull – All Rights Reserved

(C) Christina Saull – All Rights Reserved

(C) Christina Saull – All Rights Reserved

(C) Christina Saull – All Rights Reserved

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2 Responses to Barbados: The Coffee Bean

  1. Anna November 9, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    Thank you thank you thank you. In Barbados now and in search of a decent cup of coffee when I came across your blog. Cant wait to check out the Coffee Bean tomorrow!

    • christina November 9, 2012 at 1:08 am #

      I’m so glad I could assist! There were many trips of lousy coffee before the Coffee Bean came about :)

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