For caffeine lovers, few things in life surpass a fresh cup of coffee or tea in the morning and at Bay Market, Herbert Layug and Calisa Crawford are here to save the day – or at least the morning.
“Making coffee for others is like a service to the heart,” is the daily mantra of Calisa, one of the baristas at Bay Market whose delightful customer service sets the tone of the day for many in Camana Bay. Calisa got her start in creating the perfect coffee by managing hotel coffee shops in the United States and Jamaica. Herbert on the other hand, received all his training in the Middle East. With their combined experience, they make an excellent team to manage the morning rush at Bay Market.
If there is a line for coffee, don’t get discouraged because the team will prepare each cup of joe with speed and a smile.
“Just like the movies, we get to know our customers by face and drink,” says Calisa.
For the coffee, latte and espresso fans, Bay Market serves Lavazza products, an Italian coffee brand. Herbert specializes in creating unique “latte art,” designs out of frothed milk that decorate lattes, and Calisa encourages customers to request special designs. “From leafs to hearts, and more, he can do anything!” she says with a smile.
Tea aficionados will find a variety of choices from Cayman’s own “Tea Time in Cayman,” including locally inspired flavours Beloved Isles Cayman, “One 345” Taste of Swanky, Cayman Sunrise and more.
A unique feature of the coffee bar is they welcome customers to bring their own reusable cups in which the baristas will happily serve any drink of choice. A small but appreciated step in supporting sustainability.
And don’t forget the popular coffee rewards card where customers buy five coffees/teas, and the sixth cup is on the house, preferably adorned by Herbert’s designs.