• Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Starbucks to Test Beer-Flavored Latte at Florida Locations

    In Florida, where coffee-flavored beers are popular, Starbucks wants to test a beer-flavored coffee at select shops. The company has not revealed exactly where it will be sold. The stout-beer-flavored coffee is called Dark Barrel Latte. Considering coffee is a flavor that's becoming increasingly p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    In Colombia, Coffee Is King

    In Colombia, there is an export grown that is prized the world over for its quality and energizing properties. That crop is, of course, coffee. Coffee has been thought to have been grown in the mountainous South American country since the early 1700s, when Jesuits brought coffee seeds with them. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Looks Like Coconut Milk Is Coming to Starbucks

    While it's nice that Starbucks offers soy milk as an alternative to cow juice, non-dairy drinkers have been clamoring for more. The My Starbucks Idea site (designed so Starbucks fanatics can beg the corporate behemoth for stuff) has long been buzzing with requests for new alternatives. Looks like S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Pumpkin Back at Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts

    It's 90 degrees everywhere (including New York City), but America's favorite coffee chains want to give you a taste of autumn early. Both Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks have launched their pumpkin lattes about a month earlier than usual this year. Traditionally, the beverages, with hints of nutmeg an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Starbucks on 167th Street: The Best Designed Drive-Thru and Walk-Up, but Nowhere to Hang Out

    Before tackling the Florida Turnpike, Palmetto Expressway, or I-95, you may need your caffeine fix. Thankfully, there is a Starbucks placed where 167th Street meets NE Second Ave. While a drive-thru may conjure up images of talking into clown mouths and teenagers in headsets, that is not the case at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Dunkin' Donuts Celebrates Spring: Free Iced Coffee for Everyone

    Spring is upon us, and while the rest of the country learned firsthand what it was like to be caught in a "ploar vortex," Miamians barely got to break out the sweatshirts. We're still looking forward to this season of new beginnings. Spring is a time for planting flowers, enjoying the gorgeous weat ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    Miami's Food Emperors

    In 2013, locals took hold of Miami dining.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    In 2013, Miami's Food Scene Finally Blossomed

    The time has come: Miami is finally a fine-food town. The signs are everywhere. The 305 is home to coffee roasters, supper clubs, a ramen house, and a northern Thai restaurant. Sourdough bread is a thing. The word "local" is sprinkled on menus like pepper on steak. The city's beverage scene, once r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Starbucks Sells Harry Potter-Inspired Butterbeer

    Muggle life sucks in so many ways. No flying on brooms. No invisibility cloaks. No wizard's chess. It's no wonder tourists flock to Universal Studios in Orlando to drink Butterbeer by the gallon and blow their paychecks on plastic wands. But now the magical concoction is as close as your neighborho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Crema on Lincoln: Fresh-Made Juices and Coffee Happy Hour

    Lincoln Road is either one of the most interesting or the most annoying streets in the nation. Have you ever just sat on a bench and people-watched? If the answer is no, do yourself a favor and go get a nocciola gelato at 4D; then have a seat. And if you're boycotting gelato because you're on that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Travel Leisure Ranks Best Coffee Cities: Miami Ain't There

    Somebody named Katrina Brown Hunt has issued coffee rankings and Miami ain't on the list. It's all the predictables: Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Minneapolis... San Juan, Puerto Rico, is thrown in there, too. Just cuz they don't want to seem anti-Hispanic. Thing is, the shmucks who took the survey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Lester's New Menu Stars Orange-Infused Java and Housemade Baba Ghanoush

    When we got word that Lester's, Wynwood's destination for beer, books, wine, espresso, and magazines was launching an expanded small bites menu, it seemed too good to be true. Owner Daniel Milewski's spot was already one of the best places to chill out with a book in Miami, but he felt something was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Cafe Con Leche

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at addition to croquetas and cigars, Cubans know their way ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Kahlúa Iced Coffee In A Can: Why Not?

    Kahlúa buys an awful lot of coffee beans to create its liqueur, so why not take those same Arabica beans (from Veracruz, Mexico) to make coffee, then take the two beverages, blend them, seal in cans, and roll out as Kahlúa Iced Coffee?It certainly makes sense. The resultant cocktail is 5 percent a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Gravity Brewbar and Panther Coffee: Coffee Beer at Brewhouse Bash

    Wynwood coffee roaster Panther Coffee and Gastropod Mobile Gourmet food truck are teaming up with local beer artist Diego Ganoza from Gravity Brewbar. On June 22, they'll host the Brewhouse Bash.Panther Coffee is honchoing the event from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and Ganoza will be ready and waiting with at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Miami's Best Cuban Coffee: Five Places to Fuel Up

    ​It's the crack of dawn and somehow you are hearing roosters crow though you are nowhere near a farm. You have a crazy morning ahead dealing with an especially difficult client and you realize the rooster you hear crowing is actually your brain periodically sobbing inside your head. A cup of coffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee: A Legal Buzz From the Land of Wood and Water

    All photos by Laine Doss​Short Order was recently invited to join a diverse group of food bloggers to tour some of the more out of the way places in Jamaica. Today, we'll share a visit to a coffee plantation in part one of a three-part tour of the road less traveled in Jamaica.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Yelpers Tricia and Johanna are Coffee Snobs

    ​Back in June, we were treated to the inner world of that most annoying breed of restaurant-goer -- the Yelper. In Funny or Die's parody, we're treated to Tricia and Johanna Yelping about everything from the disappointing sunset to their own apartment ('weird smell, cat not attentive").

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Fincas de la Familia Menendez at Panther Coffee: Beans Fit for a Queen

    Miguel Menendez (left) and Joel Pollock of Pather Coffee.​This past Saturday, Jose Guillermo and Miguel Menendez from Fincas de la Familia Menendez came to Panther Coffee to school us on the inner workings of coffee production.More specifically, they told us about two coffees that are currently on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Get Your Panther Coffee Starting This Saturday

    Paula Niño​The wait is over. After temporarily opening during Art Basel and Wynwood art walks, Panther Coffee will open for good this Saturday, June 11. Permitting delays kept owners Joel and Leticia Pollock from permanent operation of their coffee shop earlier this year as planned. The P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Havana Spice Cafe: A $19 Steak and Good-bye Hangover

    John ZurHavana Spice Cafe's cure for the common hangover: pan con bistec. ​You know the feeling. You wake up dehydrated from the inside out, disoriented, and.... hungry. You need of a hearty meal and strong cup of coffee to knock last night's alcohol intake out of your system.You're in luck. Locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Miami's Harper's List of Weird Numbers: From Andalus to McNuggets

    Photo by Jacob Katel13 is Philippe Ruiz' number​30 Average number of minutes that Americans spend cooking -- least in the world, according to a report issued last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.74 Average number of minutes that Turks spend cooking -- most in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    News Cafe: Best Coffee in Miami?

    Lee KleinWhat a winning cup o' joe looks like.​The short answer is yes -- at least according to the national Krups Cup O' Joe Awards announced last week. The coffee-machine/appliance maker surveyed coffee aficionados in ten cities (and also polled 250 New Yorkers to find the best sips in each boro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Panther Coffee's Long Awaited Debut at Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup Tonight

    Laine Doss Red Koi Food Truck Rolls into BTTR for the first time.​Joel and Leticia Pollock, the husband-and-wife team behind Wynwood's Panther Coffee, will debut their "coffee trike" tonight at the Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup. Panther specializes in small batch coffees, roasted and grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Rick Scott's Staff Gets Bitchy With Reporters

    Why must Rick Scott's Coffee Talk be ruined? ​Former Gov. Charlie Crist gave out his personal cell phone number to journalists and kept their favorite beers stocked in his office. In stark contrast, current Gov. Rick Scott and his staff seem to have an unhealthy amount of disdain for the press cor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Pasion Del Cielo Supplies Discerning Gables Caffeine Addicts With Quality Product

    ​Panther Coffee is definitely a welcome addition to Wynwood, and discerning caffeine addicts (ourselves included) patiently wait its arrival. In the meantime, though, it may be worth heading southwest in the quest for a quality brew. For the past couple years, coffee aficionados familiar with mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Hosteria Romana: $40 Dessert for Two

    via​Española Way can transport you out of South Beach and into a cozy European setting. Hosteria Romana anchors the street with its own Caesar hailing pedestrians. Sunburned Italian waiters swoon over daughters, mothers, and grandmothers in the street. On a recent night, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Five Best Coffee Ventanillas in Miami

    Photo by Miamism The coffee ventanilla is as quintessentially Miami as traffic and humidity. It's our Starbucks, political town hall, and fast food counter rolled into one. But not every window is created equal. The perfect ventanilla, like a precisely measured cafecito, requires the right rat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Multitasking Coffeemakers, the New Trend?

    There is no doubt that Miami has a coffee culture. Whether you enjoy a cortadito, double espresso, or "tall" drip, there are choices on every corner. Does this mean death to the home coffee machine? Not yet. But a few contenders are definitely trying to stay ahead of the curve with their multitaskin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Nespresso: No Coffee To Go? Great!

    Lee KleinSit down. What's your rush?​The new Nespresso Boutique Bar on Lincoln Road is a stunning cafe where patrons can sit and enjoy any of 16 Grand Cru coffees. Nespresso is something of a pioneer in premium- portioned coffee (you know, the pods) -- it's as good a cup of espresso as you're gonn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    NY Times Takes Web Tip From Herald

    In their never ending quest to figure out the Internet, newspapers (us included!) are trying lots of new things. Well "new" to them anyway. The New York Times has a prototype for an "Article Skimmer" up. Headlines and ledes are placed in a grid, and using java technology readers skim between differe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    Euros Gone Wild

    Just kick it at Segafredo Brickell for your Eurocup fix.

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    Cup and Joe

    This past Tuesday, Miami-Dade County commissioners took up the issue of the strong mayor ballot. At first they wanted to cut the salary, but then they chickened out. Indeed, it seems every time they discuss this issue, they act loopier than Reverend Jim Ignatowski rampaging through a political conv ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Pricey Shit

    Good to the last dropping

  • Dining

    May 4, 2006

    Flapjack Flip-Off VI

    A quintet of unwitting participants grapple for the Holy Grail of griddlecakes: the Mrs. Beeton Flapjack Flip-Off Trophy

  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005


    Segafredo Espresso

  • Finest Foods

    May 12, 2005


    Joe's Take-Away

  • Dining

    May 5, 2005
  • Shops and Wares

    May 15, 2003


    Meet Me in Miami

  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2003


    Einstein Bros. Bagels

  • Shops and Wares

    May 16, 2002
  • Finest Foods

    May 16, 2002


    Versailles Restaurant

  • Dining

    January 10, 2002

    Buenos Aires Revealed

    A real and good taste of the Rio Plata

  • Finest Foods

    May 17, 2001

    Best Croissant

    Le Moulin du Grove

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Maria Rivas

    Café Negrito
    Ashé Records

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

    Best Internet Café

    Kafka's Kafe and Newsstand

  • Music

    August 3, 1994

    Romancing the Bean

    The rich brown joe flow has been the grounds for plenty of perky pop

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