Coffee Delivery in Sri Lanka

26 August 2009

I have to admit, the first time I saw this, I was more than just a little startled. But, if you consider that there are no Starbucks here, or coffee shops in the sense of US coffee shops, I suppose this makes a bit of sense…

nescafe coffee bike delivery And yeah, I know, many of you coffee people will argue that this isn’t even real coffee, what with it being instant and all, but, you know, this is one, ah, popular form of coffee here. Insofar as coffee is at popular, which isn’t much, considering this is a nation of tea drinkers. But still. You go with the flow, right?

What you’re seeing here is the back end of a coffee delivery tricycle. Selling coffee to passers-by, and yes, it’s raining. which is why the coffee pots are covered with clear plastic bags – to keep them dry.

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4 Responses

  1. #1

    That’s one of the things I love about Asia: Food in carts everywhere. I spent a month backpacking through Cambodia and Vietnam. I was a little hesitant at first, but some of the street food is really good.

    I had my first Vietnamese sub from a nice lady in Nah Trang (Vietnam). Now I’m addicted. I can’t wait to visit Vietnam again! Food is so different there!
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  2. #2

    Plus the street food tends to be so cheap, so makes travelling so much more affordable. Here, you can get a rice & curry packet that’ll feed a hungry man for around US$0.50 and up.

  3. #3

    What do you mean no ‘real’ coffee in Sri Lanka? The yummiest coffee ever produced exists on supermarket shelves like Crescat Keels, Hansa Sri Lanka coffee! I love it.

  4. #4

    Yeah, I didn’t say there wasn’t any real coffee in Sri Lanka. I was referring to Nescafe instant coffee as not being real coffee above. 🙂

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