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Backyards of Key West Podcast with Mark Baratto 40: Getting Caffeinated with Cuban Coffee Queen

**NOTE** This episode was recorded in December, 2019.

During the Coronavirus crisis, the Cuban Coffee Queen is open from 7AM – 3PM for takeout and still delivering all of Key West up to Cow Key Bridge.

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with head barista and manager, Irena Dalton at the iconic Cuban Coffee Queen.

We talk about how the brand began, and how they are keeping locals and Key West tourists caffeinated on a daily basis.

More on the Cuban Coffee Queen

“One day in Cuba, I met a lady who made the best coffee and Cuban toast.

She told us stories and showed me how to make a real cafe con leche. I will never forget the Cuban coffee Queen.”





Waterfront (original location!)284 Margaret Street Key West, FL 33040 Phone: 305.292.4747 Pick-up only

Downtown (corner of Southard and Duval)5 Key Lime Square Key West, FL 33040 Phone: 305.294.7787 Delivery, Pick-up

Clinton Square Market  291 Front Street #6 Key West, FL 33040 Phone: 305.922.2896 Pick-up only

Geoff Bergey

Florida Native, Traveler, Photographer, Lover of Life, Clouds and Key Lime Pie.

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