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A family run coffee shop bringing the best of Costa Rica to Calgary

In a cute, yellow house just off of the main strip in Bridgeland you’ll find Baya Rica, a family run coffee shop. This local business purchased their own coffee farm in 2012, and since then has been bringing the best coffee that Costa Rica has to offer. They run all of the production, processing, and importing of the beans. Roasting them on-site allows them to produce a coffee that is rich and flavourful.

For being a small business and cafe, Baya Rica has a surprisingly large menu. Their coffee menu includes drinks like lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas, while their food menu has items such as paninis, breakfast bowls, and tasty bites. Trying out their almond milk latte was rewarding. I often find that almond milk changes and dilutes the coffee taste, yet here that wasn’t the case. The bold flavour remained strong and it’s a drink I would recommend trying out. I also had the alfajore, which are two shortbread cookies sandwiched together with caramel in the middle and coated in coconut. Let’s just say, I should have ordered some to go!

I love supporting community businesses and I encourage you to check these guys out. Their friendliness, quality ingredients, and pure taste will make you want to go back for more!

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