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Coffee

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Panther's Joel and Leticia Pollock on Changing Local Coffee Culture: "There Aren't Baristas Falling Off Trees in Miami"

    What began in a hip little shop in a once-blighted neighborhood has morphed into a drink that discerning diners seek in restaurants across Miami. First brewed in 2011, Panther Coffee has become required drinking for owners who aspire to greatness. Sure, places might buy produce from Homestead and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    National Coffee Day Is Monday: Where to Get Free Java

    There's not much that can make a Monday morning much better. After a weekend of too much sun, too many cocktails, and that brunch buffet that you're now regretting (why, oh why, did you go back for thirds?), the alarm clock is screeching and you've got to prepare for five days of monotony with occas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Florida Blogger on Killing Starbucks Pay-It-Forward Chain: "I Don't Want the Grim Reaper of Karma to Come for Me"

    Last week was tops in sales for a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks. It was also, you might say, a day when the nice guys won -- for awhile. Last Wednesday, a pay-it-forward chain ended when the 379th customer of the day didn't understand the concept and simply wanted to buy her own regular coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Juan Valdez Cafe Opens Wednesday: Private Tastings and Single Origin Coffees

    Downtown Miami's first Juan Valdez Cafe opens this Wednesday, July 30 at 101 NE 2nd Ave. The coffee shop, which stars the fictional coffee grower in pictures and emblazoned on coffee mugs, features both blended and single origin coffees prepared in a variety of ways. The cafe, one of which is locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Threefold Cafe: Aussie Breakfast All Day Long

    When Melbourne transplants Teresa and Nick Sharp arrived in Miami, they soon discovered a culinary void. While Cuban tostadas, French croissants, and New York bagels run rampant, authentic Aussie eats are hard to come by. The couple decided to blend their native city's coffee philosophy with fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Bikini Barista to Open in Midtown: Now Hiring Barista Girls

    It was bound to happen sooner or later. The bikini barista fad is about to hit Miami. The most surprising tidbit about the announcement is the location. According to a Craigslist post, Bikini Barista is "professional coffee company" that's seeking "female bikini barista girls of all types and ethn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Would Suspended Coffee Work in Miami?

    On a recent trip to Dublin, I saw it on a coffeehouses's menu board. Along with lattes, mochas, and teas, there was "suspended coffee." Thinking it was a new way of brewing, I asked. Suspended coffee is neither a method nor a flavor. It is a movement. Basically, you order a suspended coffee as you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Starbucks' Caramel Flan Latte Is Delicious

    If you grew up in Miami, you probably have a soft spot for flan. It's the perfect dessert: Eggy, creamy, and topped with silky caramel. As kids, we'd wait around for the custard, lick the plate clean, and then beg for more. As adults, we pretty much do the same thing -- when nobody's watching, of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Starbucks 'Secret' Menu: Candy Cane, Willy Wonka, and Grasshopper Frappucinos

    Starbucks has a secret menu. If that fact alone doesn't blow your mind, the items on it most certainly will. We're talking Willy Wonka frappucinos, chai cookie lattes, and pixie stix refreshers. It's the stuff sugar-addict's dreams are made of. While this isn't an entirely new phenomenon (or one of ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    The Island Bistro Opens Friday: Free Coffee and Pastries This Week

    The Island Bistro opens this Friday, September 13, bringing Panther coffee and fresh baked goods to Brickell Key. The restaurant is located in the Courvoisier Center at 605 Brickell Key Drive in the former Fabien's space, which was renovated to include a new "to go" coffee bar -- perfect for the ru ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Panther Coffee Brews Up a Specialty Scene in Miami

    Of all the competitors at Panther Coffee on a recent Friday night, Jed Baxter slurps the loudest. It's a sharp noise, like a vacuum sucking up a spilled drink. The rules of the game are simple. Before him sit 12 cups of coffee, arranged in sets of three. In each group, two brews are the same; one is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Miami's Tierra Nueva Introduces Coffee Thins, a Candy To Wake You Up

    Did you know that there's a chocolate factory right here in Miami that specializes in private label productions and premium label sweets? We've got our own version of Willy Wonka, and it's called Tierra Nueva. The local chocolate-makers launched here two years ago, but just recently they've introdu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Eternity Coffee Roasters Officially Named Krups "Best Brew" by Popular Vote

    The heated battle for Miami's Best Brew may have gone cold, but the buzz is back after a surprising announcement on Krups' Facebook page. The bean counters at Krups announced the winner this week as downtown's Eternity Coffee Roasters. Tinta y Café and Eternity were neck-and-neck in the battle f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Krups Best Brew: Eternity Coffee Roasters and Tinta y Cafe Vie for Title

    The Magic City takes it coffee seriously. Many Miamians will tell you it's not blood, but thick, syrupy colada, that runs through their veins. Now the time has come to choose who will win the coveted title of "Best Brew," and two coffeehouses have risen to the top.Voting for the 2013 Krups ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. In North Miami Offers Much More Than Coffee (Video)

    Charismatic Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. owner, Karen Tuvio, recently invited us not only to a tasting at her North Miami shop, but also to watch her roast coffee beans in the coolest contraption since the flux capacitor. This isn't VIP treatment -- patrons are also invited to watch on select dates vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    How Much Will You Pay For a Cup of Joe? Starbucks Introduces $7 Drink

    You'd think Starbucks isn't aware that our economy has tanked. The Seattle-based company has introduced a $7 cup of coffee - you know, just in case you have nothing to spend your money on, like say, oh, I don't know... Your mortgage maybe? How about Christmas presents?The 16-ounce "grande" is Starbu ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Fiat Makes a Car Espresso Machine

    When it was announced that Fiat was bringing its little Italian cars back to the U.S. market, I was excited.Fiat's blend of sexy chic and utilitarian sensibility truly embodies all things Italian. Besides it was thousands of dollars less than the Mini Cooper, another cute little import.In an attempt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Panther Coffee's Tips on Making Mom a Classic Cappuccino for Mother's Day (No Fancy Equipment Required)

    All photos by Emily CodikBring out your inner barista this Mother's Day, and skip those dull gifts of flowers, cards and balloons. They will all end up in the trash anyway.Instead, offer mom a gift loaded with caffeine, topped with frothed milk and served in a dainty cup. This Sunday, make a classic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Miami's Best Coffee Houses: Ten Places to Rev Your Caffeine Engine

    ​Miami is famous (or infamous) for its beaches, toned bodies, and hot nights filled with music. But dancing until dawn, then trying to make it through the day requires massive doses of caffeine. Thankfully, the Magic City is home to some wonderful coffee houses.From the little walk-up windows of d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Coffee In Pods Cost $50 Per Pound

    Single-serve pod coffee machines are all the rage in America these days. Single-serve coffee is now the second most popular means of making a cup (after drip brewers). Last year, 7 percent of coffee consumed in the U.S. was made with a single-serve brewer; in 2010 it was 4 percent.The current pod cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Free Coffee at Moloko Grand Opening

    ​Midtown mornings are about to get a little easier to take when Moloko, opens tomorrow, January 13th at the Shops at Midtown Miami.The fast-casual restaurant will feature sweet and savory crepes, as well as international and local coffee drinks. Coffee choices include espresso, cappuccino, cafe mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Brew Coffee From A Faucet With Your iPhone: Yes, There Is An App For That

    ​Makers of Denmark-based Scanomat decided that a substance almost as necessary as water should be as readily available. Coffee!.This ain't no typical brew machine. The TopBrewer looks like a a faucet and mounts to your counter top. It not only brews and dispenses coffee, but is also equipped with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. Migrates to North Miami

    ​Courtesy of Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.Michael Gesser​Fairbanks, Alaska. Miami, Florida. These two extremes now have something in common: "A coffee shop that walks the walk instead of talking the talk," comments owner Michael Gesser of Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. (13130 Biscayne Blvd., North Miam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Bustelo, Pilon, Adios! Kiss Miami Coffee Good-Bye!

    ​For years, Miami has had a stranglehold on America. Sure, they had their crappy Starbucks and  fancy, yuppy coffee roasters. But we had cafe Cubano, cafe con leche, cortaditos, la gasolina de la tarde.....But now J.M. Smucker has bought the local -- actually historically Cuban -- brand that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Eternity Coffee Roasters Coming Downtown: One Cup at a Time

    ​Starting June 1, we will be able to scratch off "one-cup-at-a-time coffee shop" from the list of what Miami sorely needs. That's the date Eternity Coffee Roasters opens its doors downtown (just north of the Brickell Bridge, across from the Chase Bank building at 117 SE Second Avenue). Eternity wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Guzzling Coffee Prevents Breast Cancer; Locals List Other Benefits

    Camille LambGerman transplant Rima Gerhard clings to her latte.​Guilt-ridden java guzzlers, take heart: a recent study in Sweden showed the risk of certain types of breast cancer was significantly reduced in post-menopausal women whose daily coffee intake was higher than five cups a day. Other stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Miami Needs One-Cup-at-a-Time Coffee Shops

    Lee KleinOne. Cup. At. A. Time.There is nothing like returning to Miami from a trip to San Francisco/Napa Valley to get a person really pissed off. Oh, I could rant about how smart people demand smart food and smart service and, in general, a smartly (and politely) run city -- and I WILL rant about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Sucks or Excels

    Starbucks.com​Crystal, a sprightly server at Starbucks in Miami Shores, says the pumpkin spice latte, which is only available a few months a year and went on sale in September, is really popular. Why? "There's no fall here," she says, "so we give people a sense of the season." Bloggers Chuck Strou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Cloned Coffee Cooler Recipes From Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks

    Lee KleinThe real Coolatta; we've got the mock.​In 1987, Todd Wilbur of Orange County, California, started his Top Secret Recipes website, on which he dissects well-known name-brand foods and creates original recipes that clone their appeal. The site has been "undergoing construction" for quite so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Miami Ranked 13th Most Caffeinated City

    ​You guys! You guys! You guys! We're like really, really excited right now! The Daily Beast has posted yet another inane, weird ranking of cities! Oh, my God! This time, the Beast ranked the top 20 most caffeinated cities in America! And Miami/Fort Lauderdale came in at number 13! Put your li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Can Anybody in this Town Make a Real Freakin' Iced Coffee?

    Cold coffee. Ice. It should be simple.​An iced coffee should consist of two things: (1) Ice. (2) Refrigerated coffee. Not hot coffee, because that melts the ice and invariably turns the drink into a watered-down, 2 Girls 1 Cup-style gag-inducing experience within fifteen minutes.It's simple, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Viva VIA - Starbucks Redefines Instant Coffee

    ​We all know instant coffee sucks, which is why Starbucks refers to its' new line of VIA coffee powder as "Ready Brew". Whatever you call it, both the extra bold Italian Roast (which I sampled in the store), and the mellower-but-still-potent Colombian (prepared at home) turned out to be startlingl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Tea Time At Starbucks

    On January 3rd, Starbucks rolled out a quintet of new Tazo full leaf tea beverages that are now available in all stores nationwide. Yesterday the coffee chain hosted "TeaTime events", which is a civilized way of saying "free samples". I headed to the most scenic of our Starbucks, at 14th Street and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    North Miami Mayor Fights To Save 125th Street Starbucks

    Starbucks recently announced plans to shut down hundreds of locations across the country, and while most of the blame has been lain on the economy, it's quite possible that Americans have finally woken up and smelled the overpriced lattes. According to NBC6, five of the soon-to-be-closed coffee spot ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2006
  • Restaurants

    May 13, 2004

    BEST COFFEEHOUSE

    Luna Star Café

  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2003
  • Restaurants

    May 16, 2002

    BEST COFFEEHOUSE

    5061 Eaterie & Deli

  • Dining

    September 20, 2001

    Tragical Mystery Zür

    Zür New World Cuisine

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    When in Roma

    Sapori di Roma Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001

    Best Coffeehouse

    Café Demetrio

  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2000

    Best Coffeehouse

    Luna Star Café

  • Restaurants

    May 13, 1999
  • Restaurants

    May 13, 1999

    Best Coffeehouse

    Caf Demetrio

  • Dining

    December 29, 1994
  • News

    June 2, 1993

    Beaned!

    Two brave men take an afternoon stroll down Calle Ocho -- with a coffee break at every single cafe cubano joint along the way

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