Wake up and smell the coffee Douglas

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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 12:00 am

Douglas soon will get a taste and rich smell of cappuccinos, carmel macchiato, and lattes with the opening of Galiano’s.

Co-owned and operated by Jenea Sanchez and Robert Uribe, Galiano’s, located at 1113 G Ave., will also offer fruit smoothies, veggie sandwiches and deli style sandwiches.

Sanchez a Douglas native and Uribe from New York want people to have a cool place to linger.

“All our fruit and vegetables will be fresh and locally bought,” Sanchez said. “We will have fruit and vegetable smoothies.”

Their coffee beans will be purchased through “Fair Trade” coffee growers.

Sanchez and Uribe plan on incorporating both their cultures into not only the atmosphere but also their drinks and food.

“I’m from the Dominican Republic and we use a lot of papaya and zapote in our drinks,” Uribe said.

“We’ll also have tamarindo, fruit cocktails with chili and fruit with chamoy,” Sanchez added.

For Sanchez and Uribe this is more of a passion than a huge business venture.

“There wasn’t any place to sit and relax in Douglas,” Uribe said. “We want to open a space for people to feel like they are in a different world.”

Galiano’s will also provide a place for local artist to display their work and talents.

“We plan to have an open mic night once a month,” Sanchez said. “Local artist will be able to put their work up in the café and we’ll change it up.”

Sanchez, who has a degree in Intermedia and Arts, said “we have a lot of space in the back. This is our platform to open that space up for kids to come in and take classes and workshops in art.”

Sanchez and Uribe anticipate opening in two weeks.

“We still have some work to do, we need to bring in our counters and cappuccino machines,” the new owners said.

Galiano’s will be open Monday-Friday 7a.m.-8p.m; Saturday 9a.m.-8p.m. and on Sunday from 10a.m.-5p.m., Galiano’s will also offer free Wi-Fi.

“This place is for the Douglas community, they can bring their ideas here, they can feel like they are in a different word, where there are no limitations, and enjoy a hot espresso and tropical smoothie” Uribe said.

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  • anonymous posted at 3:53 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

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    Been there and really liked sandwiches. I love your juices. Rest of my family loves your coffee and smoothies. Saw a lot of items with X, good thing you are selling out but was hoping to get what i wanted. I understand inventory is difficult just starting out fortunately you have so many great selections on menu. Wish you continued success.

  • anonymous posted at 6:35 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

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    This place is off the hook. Sandwiches are delicious and so are the smoothies. I'm so glad Douglas is moving up.

  • anonymous posted at 7:11 pm on Tue, Oct 2, 2012.

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    We live in Bisbee, AZ but travel to Douglas every 2 weeks for grocery shopping (better prices/selection). Getting tired of getting food to go @ same old place, looking forward to great iced coffee/smoothies as well as a bite to bring home. Robert & Jeanea our sincere best wishes on your new endeavor.Carmen & son

  • anonymous posted at 1:02 pm on Fri, Sep 28, 2012.

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    Great coffee and great service!

  • anonymous posted at 4:25 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

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    Excellent coffee, perfect sandwiches, and awesome smoothies!! Love this place!

  • anonymous posted at 4:24 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

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    Excellent coffee, perfect sandwiches, and awesome smoothies!! Love this places!

  • anonymous posted at 4:17 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

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    I am so excited that this is happening in Douglas, a coffee shop!!. I was there yesterday, and the atmosphere is amazing. But more importantly the coffee is amazing, no more traveling 25 min to Bisbee! : )

  • anonymous posted at 3:59 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

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    I loved the place.. the atmosphere is amazing, but more importantly i love, love the coffee! No more driving to Bisbee! : ) Thank you for bringing art and culture to Douglas.

  • anonymous posted at 9:07 am on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

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    man your getting old already can you stop posting stupid crap already douglas citizen. oh yea and hopefully this shop doesn't fail like most things in town

  • anonymous posted at 2:43 am on Mon, Sep 24, 2012.

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    Best of luck. Douglas needs a place like this. Happy to do my part in seeing you become successful.

  • anonymous posted at 8:27 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

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    The coffee is amazing!! The environment is so peaceful and relaxing and the service is great! I'm so glad something like this has opened in Douglas, I wish them all them all the best and I know they will succeed!

  • anonymous posted at 2:20 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

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    So looking forward to getting a good cup o joe in Douglas. Thank you!

  • anonymous posted at 7:42 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

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    When you have all this businesses closing around Douglas, it's refreshing to see a business like yours opening up here. You will succeed because like you said, there are no places in Douglas to sit back and have a good cup of coffee and converse or have a cool sandwich. Good luck but beware, Starbucks may follow you when they find out about your success.

  • anonymous posted at 4:25 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

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    To Douglas CitizenHopefully none if they want to succeed! You and los pobres sound like a bunch of lazy uneducated losers. It seems on every one of your comments you're asking for a handout. I would close my store before I hired you or your buddies.

  • anonymous posted at 12:20 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

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    How many pobres will they give jobs to?

  • anonymous posted at 11:26 am on Wed, Sep 19, 2012.

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    An arts cafe in Douglas? A dream come true! Cheers to Jenea and Robert with the new cafe, such good intentions. Wishing you great success! Thanks for having the desire to bring art, good coffee, healthy foods and more culture to Douglas.See you on Sept. 20th(first day) and on Oct. 13th(the grand opening). Animo!!! Hunter,from ArtCarWorld dot org (your neighbor at the new art center, under construction...)

  • anonymous posted at 8:12 am on Wed, Sep 19, 2012.

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    Best of Luck, I for one will support your new business.

  • anonymous posted at 7:40 am on Wed, Sep 19, 2012.

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    Best of Luck to the business. Come on citizens help this place out.Local businesses need our support. It is not very encouraging to potential businesses when we do not support our very own citizens on their ventures!

  • anonymous posted at 4:04 pm on Tue, Sep 18, 2012.

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    best of luck with the new business

  • anonymous posted at 10:06 am on Tue, Sep 18, 2012.

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    This is great, I hope they serve real coffee, instead of syrup type of coffee, this is what this town needs.

  • anonymous posted at 9:03 am on Tue, Sep 18, 2012.

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    I too wish you all the best in your adventure.Douglas needs a real coffee shop. Just hope the town will support you. Good luck.

  • anonymous posted at 12:27 pm on Mon, Sep 17, 2012.

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    This is great! Wish you both the best of luck