Un cafecito por favor – Coffee please!

Un cafecito por favor – Coffee please!

Coffee culture is booming!  Tijuana’s streets are popping up with so many coffee shops, it’s hard to know where to go!  My suggestion…all of them 🙂

Mexican Grown Beans

Mexico is one of the top 10 coffee producers in the world.  Most of the coffee is grown on smaller organic farms in the southern states of Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas.  

Climates throughout these states range from tropical with fertile volcanic soil to mountainous highland region providing excellent conditions for cultivating coffee.  Not only do these family farms export their coffee to the US and other parts of the world, but Mexico also consumes quite a bit!

Mexican Specialty: Café de la Olla

Café de la Olla is a traditional Mexican drink and was probably created in the colonial era.  If you like your coffee on the sweet side, you need to try this.

There are a few variations of the recipe, but the main ingredients include: clay pot, coffee grounds, piloncillo (a type of brown sugar), and cinnamon = DELISH

Coffee Shops in Tijuana

There are so many coffee shops in Tijuana that have popped up over the last few years!  It’s hard to do a top 3 here because there’s just too many that are too tasty. I’m just going to provide a list of ones that you might want to check out that are near the San Ysidro border.  And here’s a ready made Top 10 list for you.  

What I will say is that a 12oz coffee averages about $3USD versus the San Diego shops or Starbucks that averages $5USD.

P.S. This list doesn’t include all the various breakfast restaurants that have their own varieties of coffee drinks as well.