Lighthouse Keeper on Island Babac Gets Coffee Delivered by Drone

Lauren Simmonds

How do you like your morning coffee?

Coffee culture is an integral part of life in Croatia. Everything from basic socialising to family reunions to the signing of important contracts can and often does take place over the warm caffeinated beverage, usually in a rather unimaginatively named cafe on a side street.

Just how much of an important aspect coffee is in every day life in Croatia probably couldn’t have been highlighted any better than by this example.

As pomorac writes on the 19th of October, 2018, Ivica Prskalo, a lighthouse keeper on Babac island near Biograd in the Zadar region, is the very first person in Croatia to have his coffee delivered by somewhat exclusive means.

The Jubilarna coffee, prepared by a Franck barista just for him, was sent directly from the island of Pašman near Ugljan to the island of Babac, by no less than a drone.

With this move, Franck became the first coffee maker in Croatia to produce and then send coffee by drone to provide a pleasant surprise a distant coffee lover.

Lighthouse keeper Ivica Prskalo moved to Babac with his family six years ago and lives in a lighthouse built back in 1874. Ivica, who cares about the safety of passing ships and their respective crews, can’t imagine a day without coffee, and this must have come as a wonderful surprise as it was delivered to him in a thermos in this truly original way.

The freshly prepared Ciglica took to the skies and flew over to the island of Babac, which is one nautical mile away from Pašman, and it was made possible to watch this unusual flight live on social networks at the time.


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