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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Comitan Coffee

Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Coffee is one of our favorite beverages and wherever we go, we try out the local coffee shops and local brands of coffee. While not connoisseurs, we do enjoy a good cup of brew.

Mexico is the world's 8th largest coffee producer and much of the better coffee is grown in the mountainous state of Chiapas, by the Guatemala border.

Bags of coffee found in the Comitan local market

Bags of coffee found in the Comitan local market

The three states of Mexico that produce coffee is Chiapas, Veracruz and Oaxaca. Fifty percent of the coffee production comes from the mountains of Chiapas, and that is where Comitan is located.





Coffee, coffee, coffee!

Coffee, coffee, coffee!

We turned a corner in the marketplace and Pow!

A coffee stand was there complete with fresh roasted beans which could be ground on the spot. We realize that the "best" way to enjoy coffee is to grind them upon the moment one brews it, but we don't travel with a bean grinder. So we would just have to suffer our way through it.

The drinking of coffee has been banished many times in history. The Ethiopian Church prohibited the secular population from enjoying the energizing effects of the brew, and in Turkey and certain cities of Europe, the drinking of coffee was associated with rebellious political activities.

Oh my!

I'm happy to be living in enlightened times, where we can enjoy our cup of coffee any time we might care to!

The vendor is grinding our beans

The vendor is grinding our beans

This little shop was about 3 times the size of a closet, but she offered fresh roasted beans, wrapped Mexican chocolate (chocolate and coffee is the perfect marriage!), granulated brown sugar and packages of coffee already ground.





We purchased the best selection of beans, which was $3.88USD per 500 grams and had them ground on the spot.

Notice the Mexican chocolate in plastic wrap and in pinkish paper on the shelf above her head.

Our cappuccinos on a glass mosaic table

Our cappuccinos on a glass mosaic table

The Comitan market is a block or so from the Plaza. After purchasing our coffee we took the short walk and sat down at an open air restaurant, ordered cappuccinos and people-watched under a perfectly blue sky.

It's a wonderful morning pastime.

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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