In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Comitan De Dominguez,
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
one of our favorite beverages and wherever we go, we try out the local
coffee shops and
local brands of coffee. While not connoisseurs, we do enjoy a
good cup of brew.
Mexico is the world's 8th
largest coffee producer and much of the better coffee is grown in the
mountainous state of Chiapas, by the
Bags of coffee found in the
Comitan local market
The three states of Mexico that
produce coffee is Chiapas, Veracruz and
Fifty percent of the coffee production comes from the mountains of
Chiapas, and that is where
Comitan is located.
Coffee, coffee, coffee!
We turned a corner in the
A coffee stand was there complete with fresh
roasted beans which could be ground on the spot. We realize that the "best" way
to enjoy coffee is to grind them upon the moment one brews it, but we don't
travel with a bean grinder. So we would just have to suffer our way through it.
The drinking of coffee has been banished many
times in history. The Ethiopian Church prohibited the secular population from
enjoying the energizing effects of the brew, and in Turkey and certain cities of
Europe, the drinking of coffee was associated with rebellious political
I'm happy to be living in enlightened times,
where we can enjoy our cup of coffee any time we might care to!
The vendor is grinding our beans
This little shop was about 3 times the size
of a closet, but she offered fresh roasted beans, wrapped Mexican chocolate
(chocolate and coffee is the perfect marriage!), granulated brown sugar and
packages of coffee already ground.
We purchased the best selection of beans,
which was $3.88USD per 500 grams and had them ground on the spot.
Notice the Mexican chocolate in plastic wrap
and in pinkish paper on the shelf above her head.
Our cappuccinos on a glass mosaic table
The Comitan market is a block or so from the
Plaza. After purchasing our coffee we took the short walk and sat down at an
open air restaurant, ordered cappuccinos and people-watched under a perfectly
It's a wonderful morning pastime.
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About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.