Sunday, November 16, 2008

To-Go Cup coffee. Will it travel?

Earlier this year I blogged about the opening of Starbucks and wondered how this global giant might adapt to the no to-go cup, Argentine coffee drinking culture. Well one local competitor, Havanna, is not waiting around to find out.

I spied a billboard in Microcentro advertising a new local that specializes in only coffee to-go.

We happened by the place so I took a couple photos. As you can see, it's like a little coffee kiosk. Open air, no seats and the infamous paper cups are prominently on display.

The location makes sense. It's one block from the Marriot at the head of a large pedestrian shopping gauntlet, Calle Florida, which is always full of tourists and locals shopping.

I don't get down this way very often any more, so I have no idea how long it's been there. One thing I didn't see though..was a line. Or even any customers. The two guys working the counter were keeping themselves busy cleaning.

After taking our photos, we walked half a block more to a classic/traditional coffee house and had a wonderful expresso, that came with a side of soda water and cookies. Let's see if Havanna's new offering sticks.

Have you seen any other to-go cup coffee around the city?

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