Third Wave coffee roaster in the Caribbean
- Barbados was one of the first British colonies in 1625, where mainly sugar cane, tobacco and cotton were cultivated.
- After the British colony of Suriname was handed over to the Dutch in 1667, many Jews moved to Barbados to retain their British citizenship.
- Many Jewish settlers cultivated sugar and coffee at that time.
- Today, however, coffee is no longer cultivated on the island.
- Even though Barbados tends to drink tea, coffee is becoming increasingly popular and is therefore imported.
- And even the Third Wave arrived in Barbados.
- The West India Coffee Company was founded in 1998. By 2005, they opened 4 cafes.
- As leading specialty coffee roasters with coffees from around the world, they not only supply coffee to the local hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, but also train the Baristi.
- In 2001, Dominic and Mandy Wyndham-Gittens opened a small café.
- In 2012, on a trip to Portland, they came into contact with the third coffee wave and, since 2014, have been roasting specialty coffee themselves – Wyndhams Bajan Crafted Coffee.
As I said, there is not really a coffee drinking culture in Barbados. For that I have found a great coffee cocktail recipe for you.
- 180 ml of hot coffee
- 30 ml Coconut Spiced Rum Cream
- 30 ml Banana Rum
- whipped cream