Whenever I visit my hometown, a trip to Un Mundo Cafe is an absolute must. I’ve been to a LOT of coffee shops in my life, but this one is my absolute favorite. They offer great coffee and an even better mission. Not only do they support the growers of the coffee around the world (read more in their blog), but profit from the coffee shop goes to support a Christian after-school program for local children.
I started frequenting this particular shop when it opened just a few blocks from my office. It was in a nondescript old building in a fairly seedy part of town. I probably never would have known it existed if not for the volunteers who dropped brochures off in our office just prior to their grand opening. The first time I tasted their coffee, I was hooked. Obviously it tasted great, but reading their literature and talking to the staff inspired me to learn more about where my coffee was coming from. I actually credit Un Mundo Cafe with sparking my passion for fair trade. The shop recently relocated to a much more prominent downtown location and business has picked up. I get so excited every time I walk in and see that business is booming. The new location is actually right across the street from my old office. It’s probably a good thing I don’t work there anymore. I likely would have spent every dime I made on coffee, pastries and absolutely gorgeous handmade coffee mugs.
When I visit, it’s always a toss-up for me between a toasted marshmallow skim latte or a plain, black coffee. On this visit, I opted for black coffee because the name intrigued me and I was fairly sure it was one I’d never tried.
I couldn’t pass up a pastry. This fruit tart was as delicious as it looks. Trust me.
All of the baked goods are locally made and the ingredients are posted right in the displays. No mysteries and I can defintely pronounce everything on these lists.
I’ve heard the tea is amazing. I can just never make it past the coffee. 🙂
What’s the best place to eat or drink in your hometown?