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Dancing Goat blend from Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

Very happy this week, to let you try the famous “Dancing Goat” blend all the way from Olympia, WA, in the USA as our espresso bean. Batdorf & Bronson sent us some whole bean samples over the weekend.

We are trying a few different sources for our espresso beans. We already tried Malongo and Carib Bean Coffee in Antigua, who sent some samples two weeks ago. There are a few more Batdorf samples to try but we will revert back to our Ethiopian medium roast from Malongo after this sample finishes.

The blend gets its name from the legend that a sheppard discovered his goats seemed to be dancing after eating ripe berries from a local bush. He then went on to discover coffee berries.

It’s a beautiful well balanced blend with a full body, strong finish and wonderful sweet and acidic tones at the start. The crema this produces is to dream for and I highly recommend smelling the tones of chocolate as you open the package. A nuttiness developed for a short while when letting the beans breath but I haven’t been able to detect it since.

Double Dutch Café featured in Daily Herald

Last week, the Double Dutch Café was featured in an article by the Daily Herald newspaper.

In case you missed the article, here is a link for you. We’re very proud of what we do!

We have everything to jumpstart your day with the best coffee on the island and a whole range of fresh healthy breakfast items. No time for breakfast? Grab a fresh made juice or smoothie and you’re on tiur way in no time.

Or come by for lunch and enjoy the famous lunch buffet and salad bar. Don’t forget to take a delicious cappuccino to-go in an environmental friendly biodegradable cup and lid.

Too tired to make dinner? Grab homemade soup and a rotisserie chicken on your way home for the family. Just add a fresh salad and you’re done!

Sampling coffee from Antigua roaster Carib Bean Coffee

Very happy to be sampling coffee beans from a Caribbean coffee roaster in Antigua. Carib Bean Coffee imports and roasts green beans from the Caribbean region and blends them into great coffees! The supermarket sells their ground coffee, if you want to try them.

We are sampling:

  • Hurricane Brew
  • Primo Espresso
  • Journey’s Blend

The first two are already gone, it’s only a tiny sample, but the latter is served today. So hurry by and get an espresso or doppio to see what their coffee tastes like!

We’re hoping they also have single origin beans but so far we like the Hurricane Brew the best for our milk-based coffees.

Durable reusable coffee and juice cups

At the Double Dutch Café, we are committed to further reducing the plastic waste on St Maarten and reducing the amount of single use plastics even further. We have already invested in using only biodegradable materials for all our foods and drinks. But it still generates waste and that must be disposed of.

So we are proud to announce the immediate availability of reusable plastic and ceramic cups for our drinks and juices. You can also use them at home of course!

  • The pink dotted plastic 16 oz cup is yours for $8.95 and includes a regular juice or smoothie.
  • The black ceramic ultra chic coffee cup is 12 oz and yours for $14.95 including any coffee drink.

But wait, there’s more…

If you buy the cup and come back another day, you will get a 10% discount on the drink that goes into your reusable cup!

That way, you also benefit from helping our environment and out St Maarten on a path to a better future!