Café Brings World Class Coffee Directly from the Farmers to Your Cup
Pages 9 & 21
The December issue of The Placencia Breeze is now online!
PDF copy is attached as well.
December Breeze 2012 E-mail.pdf
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End of the World Plans … pg. 2
Why Join the BTIA? … pg. 3
2012 Year in Review … pg. 7
Coffee from Farm to Your Cup … pg. 9
New Music Studio in Seine Bight … 11
St. John’s Students Promote Multicultural Understanding … pg. 13
Officials sign MOU with National Security … pg. 19
Seine Bight Celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day … pg. 25
Enjoy our final issue for the year! January advertising deadlines to be announced soon.
By: Joshua Samuel Brown
So I'm sitting at Above Grounds Coffee in Placencia, eight AM or so, having a morning coffee with my friend Dave. Ice Lattes, five Belize. Two-fifty US, no big deal (as Tommy would say).
I like Above Grounds, not just because Keith makes the best coffee in town, but also because he listens to streaming radio from Alberta Canada. CKUA. It's a good station, playing an eclectic variety of music. Also, It makes me feel good to know that it's 2 degrees Celsius in Medicine Hat.
Two women, backpacker types, mid-twenties, are sitting in the cafe. I make a joke about the DJ's weather prediction: Mild flurries. One of them chuckles politely, but doesn't make eye contact. It seems the ladies do not wish to strike up conversation.
Keith hands Dave and I our beverages, making a comment about my work. Keith does this occasionally.
"When does the guidebook come out?"
"eh, I turned the copy in about a month ago. Figure this summer sometime."
"Lonely Planet Belize..." he says, letting the words hang in the air pregnant with wonder.
The girls look up from their coffees. No surprise. Suddenly, I am "interesting".
"Oh, you write for Lonely Planet...that's my dream job." The one with blonde hair says. "How can I get a job like that?"
"There must be a lot of competition, all those backpackers."
"Well, there is a writing component involved."
She seems slightly deflated. A bit more chatter occurs between us, nothing of substance. Together we learn the chance of snow in Medicine Hat has risen.
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