Thursday, March 24, 2011


So I never really realized how much I am gonna miss this one part of my daily life here in Costa Rica. I just finished my cafecito. (This is one of the many reasons I also love living with a host family.)

What is a cafecito you may ask? Well I am gonna tell you right here in this blog.

Coffee and bread. Yum!
Every day in the afternoons (for my family it is anywhere from 3 to 5), coffee and bread is served (it’s usually a sweet bread). I have to tell you that today I was really looking forward to this break as I am working on a really boring homework assignment that is due on Monday.
And the bread selection today was especially delicious (let’s be honest, yesterday was too). Today, I had a selection from doughnuts, empanadas, and this bread they call pudding, but it’s just like a wetter version of bread, not like that Jello stuff. Usually I just eat two pieces of bread and drink two cups of coffee (at most), but today I realized that when I go home, I probably won’t be having coffee and sweet bread every day, so I might as well enjoy it for what it was worth (I upped the bread to 4 pieces, but in my defense, the doughnut was small, and I only ate half an empanada and my first piece of the pudding was like half the size of the second one).

It was probably last month that my host father asked me if we had cafecitos in the US. I told him sort of, but they could be at any time during the day, not just in the afternoon. Then he proceeded to tell me that in any business at around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, everyone would be having their coffee and bread at their desks. Now I don’t know about you, but I am all for starting this tradition in the US. I am gonna miss me some yummy bread and coffee.
This is a way to make coffee. My literature teacher
 says the coffee is "mas rico" (better) like this.


  1. I think you should bring daddy one of those contraptions!
    Great article. I am suddenly craving a Tall Soy Mocha!
    Your mama.

  2. Mom says she would rather have a winecito at 3:00