Hey y'all, this is the first of (hopefully many) our Tijuana trips. I'm not going to talk too much about the details of our jam packed day/night but I wanted to tell a short story of what I observed. First I would like to stop and say thank you to Chuy from Primera Taza. He showed me a world I didn't know existed and I am grateful for that.
We started from Long Beach and headed south to Mexico around 11am. We exchanged some money and walked over the border around 2pm.
Tras Horizonte. This restaurant was incredible. Go visit it asap... Chuy honestly knew everyone, even the owner/head chef of the restaurant. The food was world class and I've eaten at michelin star restaurants around the world. Tras was basically our home base.
Ok, enough about food. I can dedicate a blog post to that another time.
Let's talk coffee. Our first coffee stop was walking distance away from Tras. It was named Caffe Sospeso. The owners are Korean and they specialize in African coffee's. I had a couple of espresso's (from Africa and SE Asia) and it was a great place to start. We called an Uber and headed back to home base shortly after.
The Uber dropped us off at our main destination This is where Chuy picks up his Mexican coffee...
So, I'll be real this entire time I thought I was going to get taken to the back and killed. Growing up as a Latino in Los Angeles my grandparents would always say don't go to Tijuana. It was similar to going to a really bad part of town where a lot of crime happens. As my Dad would say, if you see a pile of shit don't step in it but go around. Until this point my mind was running with possibilities of death. lol