Special Series

Series: Spotlighting WiRED Around the World – Santiago Castellon

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Archived story. Original version is here.

Early in 2001, in Leon, Nicaragua, Santiago Castellon opened the Ben Linder café. This small restaurant and bar served organic coffee and healthy meals, but it needed something more to draw in customers. Residents of Leon also needed something more—access to the Internet. So Castellon and his partners decided that the Ben Linder would become a cyber café.