When first deciding to visit Cuba, several things came to mind. Communism, salsa music, food, baseball, beaches, fast Spanish speakers, and of course, coffee. And to be honest, it didn't take long to see all of those in action. People really do dance...all the time. People really do play baseball...everywhere. And people really to drink coffee...well, all the time. So here's why we think any coffee lover should visit Cuba.
This is Cafe Don Pepe in the beautiful colonial city of Trinidad, Cuba. Thick-trunked trees with rubbery leaves shade the intimate concrete tables. They often fall onto the many highlighted Lonely Planet guidebooks you'll find here. But don't be fooled, this place packs a strong social atmosphere that you can feel as you enter through the flaking barn wood doors.
The elegant stone walls are mustard yellow and littered with ashy writings of Cuban propaganda and coffee cups. The tall alcoves cut into the walls are spewing with signs of former Spanish wealth.