May 17, 2011
Barbados: The Coffee Bean
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.