Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Joint in Oaxaca, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
In all of our world
travels, we enjoy walking around finding out what the locals do.
Where do they shop? Where
do they eat? What do their homes look like?
In our many visits to
Mexico, we find that Oaxaca continues to unveil herself to us. We love all
the surprising mysteries that we discover, including this little cafe called Ay
Not only did it serve this
very unusual style of coffee (known in Vietnam as
coffee) but it had the very best costillo tacos that we have ever tasted!
The front entrance to Ay Chintete!
The little raccoon-like creature at the top
right of the entrance is a civet or a type of wild nocturnal mammal mostly found
in Asia and Africa. What makes them valuable to mankind, is that one of the main
things civets like to eat are ripe coffee bean cherries.
Since they digest the berry but not the bean,
when the animal relieves itself, there are these coveted coffee beans ready for
roasting. The digestive juices change the structure of the proteins of the bean
which removes some of the acidity. So the coffee it produces is a milder and
A cup of kopi luwak, as it’s known, can sell
for as much as $80 in the United States.
Chalk board menu
We entered this little place for the tacos
advertised outside on their chalk board menu. It wasn't until we sat down that
we understood that they offered this specialty coffee as well.
This was the beverage menu up on the wall,
offering all sorts of different drinks from cappuccinos, lattes, tisanas, sodas
Unfortunately... both the blender and the
coffee grinder were on the fritz when we visited, so we simply had agua frescas
with our tacos.
And none of the special civet coffee.
But the owner gave us a small bag to take
home and make a few cups on our own!
The view looking outside
from one of the two tables
When we say tiny, we mean
This little place had 2
tables, seating a total of 8 people, maybe a dozen if everyone squeezed in
This is the view we enjoyed
inside the cafe looking outward.
Costillo means rib, so these are pork rib
Tender, juicy and flavorful, they instantly
became our favorite.
Simply dressed with chopped red onions,
cilantro, fresh lime and a variety of salsas.
The owner of Ay Chintete!
This friendly man is the owner of Ay Chintete!
On an earlier visit, his young son was working with him and delivered our food.
We certainly recommend the tacos here, and
hopefully when you visit his coffee machine and blender will both be fixed!
Would we return?
Calle 5 Mayo #110
Colonia Centro 68000
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca,
Tele: 951 516
Open daily 8am to 10pm
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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.
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