Friday, November 19, 2010
We don't serve just any tea. We serve the best!
The first time I came across Mighty Leaf (one of the brands we carry), I was at the Ritz Carlton. For those who aren't familiar, the Ritz has an entire floor called the Club Floor. On the Club Floor, at certain times of the day, culinary treats are offered. Beverages, however, are served all day!
I scanned the selection and didn't find the classic teas I was accustomed to. The presentation was beautiful and after the first sip I was hooked! This experience started an obsession with quality teas.
Just like coffee and wine, tea offers up not just a specific flavor, but culture and history as well.
All tea comes from the same plant. That is of course unless it is herbal tea. The processes of harvesting, aging, roasting, blending and scenting are what give tea not only it's caffeine content, but it's unique flavor as well.
Posted by SailAway at 12:15 PM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
This is the first post for Sail Away Cafe Belize. Sail Away has been in operation for over a year now and thriving in the heart of San Pedro!
Today is my first day working at Sail Away! My name is Jennifer Irwin and I am the new owner. I have been living in San Pedro for over two years now. When I came to San Pedro, I wanted to start a little coffee shop on the north end of the island. As time went on, plans were made. Unfortunately we didn't quite make it open.
Upon departing for the mainland one day, we ended up running into the gentleman who pioneered Sail Away and he had informed us that his business was for sale. It was the perfect opportunity to fulfill my dream of running a coffee shop in paradise!
Today I felt like I was entering sacred ground. There are patrons who have been coming here for years. This is their hang-out, a place of gathering. Tourists arriving for the first time are able to enjoy a sort of home away from home.
In this entry, I would like to give much respect to my predecessors. They have truly added to the community. I can only hope to do the same. My goal is to add a bit of my dream to what already exists.
To the patrons already frequenting Sail Away Cafe, give me time and I will learn if you like cream or sugar in your coffee and whether you like your ham and provolone panini with or without jalapenos!
Jennifer Irwin (Jen)
Posted by SailAway at 7:10 PM