I don’t know whether it’s the lively coming and going of people, the aromatic smells, the taste of a great coffee, the change of pace, or a combination of them all, but I love hanging out in coffee shops. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t shut the Powerbook, slide it into its [Waterfield sleeve], throw that into my [Timbuk2 messenger bag], and head off to work for a few hours in a local cafe. And here in Spain, there’s no shortage of good ones!
Given that I couldn’t find a good local online guide, I decided to build one myself, CostaCafes.com, — as much a resource for myself, as for the public. So far, it’s been a blast to put together (even though it hasn’t netted me any free coffees as I’d planned!)