Miami Loves Coffee: Five Stories to Start Your Weekend With a Jolt

London might be known for its tea, and Louisville reps bourbon, but Miamians have a love affair with coffee. 

Whether it's a cafecito from the local ventanilla or a single-origin bean from Nicaragua, coffee is what makes Miamians' hearts race. Want proof? What other city hosts an official daily coffee break? 

To start your weekend with a jolt, here are our five favorite coffee stories. 
5. Cold Brew Station Offers Iced Coffee on Wheels
Since the inception of Relentless Roasters in 2013, a Miami-based wholesale coffee roaster, cofounder Daniel Paguaga has dreamed about making his brews accessible. His seed-to-cup blends have sprouted up across South Florida, making waves in eateries such as Sweetness Bake Shop, Miami Smokers, and Barley.
4. Blue Bottle Coffee Opening Cafes in the Design District and Aventura
The San Francisco Bay Area is legendary for its coffee — and that java culture is flying east. Oakland's Blue Bottle Coffee will open its first Florida location in Miami's Design District (3800 NE First Ave.) by summer 2017. A location in Aventura will follow by early 2018, along with a third, though its location has yet to be determined.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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