Panther, Miami's premier coffeehouse, is set to open two new locations in Miami.
According to partner and cofounder Leticia Pollack, the MiMo District shop, located on the corner of 64th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, will open in about a month. "We're putting together the bar, and we should be soft-opening around June 17."
In addition, Panther Coffee Little Haiti (5934 NW Second Ave., Miami) is set to open around the same time. In addition to serving coffee, the 4,000-square-foot space will house a coffee shop, a grocery, a cold-brew room, a training lab, and the company's second vintage roasting machine. The first one, made in 1927, is located at the flagship in Wynwood.
The Little Haiti space, according to Pollock, will be a unique addition to the Panther family, with a menu that includes experimental coffees. "The shop will be open to the public, but it's also going to be our den," she says.
To celebrate, Panther will host a sneak peek of Panther Coffee Little Haiti. Wednesday, May 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., the public is invited to get a glimpse of the facility as part of the Roaster Relay.
The relay, part of the Legendary Coffee Tour, is a team-based coffee obstacle course and challenge that invites teams of two to six people to engage in a series of six coffee-related tasks such as green-sorting, matching games, and coffee trivia. Teams are invited to enter by emailing email@example.com.
The public is invited to cheer on the teams at Panther Coffee Little Haiti. Expect free beer and empanadas.
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In addition to the Panther Coffee Little Haiti event, the Legendary Coffee Tour will host cuppings at All Day Miami Wednesday, May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Legendary Coffee Tour is a traveling coffee education event and celebration. Events are free and open to the public. To participate, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Facebook event page.
Correction: The Panther Coffee sneak preview and All Day cuppings will be held on Wednesday, May 17, not May 18 as previously stated in this article.