Leticia Pollock

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Panther Coffee, Cacao Art Nominated for 2015 Good Food Awards

    For the third consecutive year, Panther Coffee has been nominated for a Good Food Award. The Wynwood-based, small-batch roaster is one of 23 finalists in the coffee category for 2015. Panther took home two awards in 2014 and one in 2013, but husband and wife Joel and Leticia Pollock and their t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Proof Pizza & Pasta Brings Neapolitan Style to Midtown

    If you happen to drive by the former Copperbox space, you'll notice it has windows. And it's no longer copper, but rather white. That's because Proof Pizza & Pasta opened quietly last Friday. The Neapolitan-style pizza joint comes to Midtown from Justin Flit, whose prior experience includes Daniel ... More >>

  • 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

    August 15, 2014

    Why Wynwood is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

    Wynwood, why you so cool? Even in this scorching summer heat, you keep us refreshed with all your laid back bars that don't overcharge for drinks. When I've gone over my limit and need something to sober me up on the weekends, you stay up late like a spoiling mom and comfort me with 'shroom buns and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Panther Coffee Opening in Coconut Grove

    Panther Coffee is opening in Coconut Grove. Coconut Grove Grapevine posted an announcement and Leticia Pollock has confirmed that the coffee house is opening at 3407 Main Highway, next door to Vinos in the Grove. The space already has a giant red panther logo in its windows, a clue to all that Pan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Panther Coffee Opening in Little Haiti

    Panther Coffee is opening its third location, in Little Haiti. Leticia Pollock just confirmed the news that Panther Coffee will open a combination roaster, training facility, and coffee shop at the former Cecibon Pikliz bakery on the corner of NW 59th Terrace and Second Ave., saying, "We just got t ... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Top Ten Influential Figures in Miami Dining

    This isn't a popularity contest. This is about influence. These people have shaped our city's dining scene. They operate fabled restaurants, mentor budding chefs, grow organic vegetables, and roast the best damn coffee in town. What follows is a list of the top ten influential figures in Miami din ... 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

    May 31, 2013

    1. Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Group

    When it came time to decide who would be on our list of Tastemakers, there was no shortage of opinions around these parts. Battles were waged, sides were taken, and there was blood on the floor. Given all that, it might surprise you to know when it came to ranking our Top 10: Jose Mendin was undispu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    2. Hedy Goldsmith of the Genuine Hospitality Group

    Hedy Goldsmith screwed Kellogg's. How did she do it? It started when your average, hungover Miamian sought the comforting Sunday morning breeze and sunshine on the patio of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Amongst the fried, eggy and meaty brunch treats visitors saw homemade Pop-Tarts filled with je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    3. Joel and Leticia Pollock of Panther Coffee

    First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Panther Coffee's Miami Beach Shop Opening May 13 UPDATED

    Update: Panther Coffee co-owner Leticia Pollock said the Sunset Harbour shop received its certificate of occupancy from Miami-Dade County Thursday morning. There'll be a soft opening on Monday May 13 at 7 a.m. Construction atPanther Coffee's long-awaited Sunset Harbour store at 1875 Purdy Ave. on M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Last-Minute Gifts from Sushi Samba and Schnebly's

    We're so close to Christmas the countdown is about to switch from days to mere hours. If you're one of those who gets shopping done early, pre-Thanksgiving early, then give yourself a pat on the back and get out of our sight. You're making us feel guilty.For the rest of us scrambling to check off th ... 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 20, 2012

    Panther Coffee Vandalized by Black Paint; Owner Keeps It in Perspective

    ​After numerous permitting delays, Joel and Leticia Pollock opened Panther Coffee in the middle of Wynwood's art district last June, . Though the couple is more interested in the art of the bean than in art by brush stroke, the outside of their building is decorated in a modern cubist motif of red ... 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

    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 >>