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Coffee/Roaster in Miami

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:35 pm
by Yara Tucek
Hi everyone,

I have 4 days layover in Miami before going to Boquete. Its my first time in town and thus would really appreciate some advice on good cafe/roastery. Any suggestions? I will be staying in Coral Gables but wouldnt mind travelling for a nice cup of coffee.


Re: Coffee/Roaster in Miami

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:06 am
by jpscoffee
I did a job for a client right in Coral Gables. It is called "Pasion Coffee" ( Their focus is coffee from the Americas and they serve 11 espresso blends, all American coffees. Yes, even a JBM with 80% Genuine JBM in the blend.

If you go there I would appreciate an email from you on your evaluation of the store and their product. Kinda like hoping they are doing it right, but a little concerned that 11 espresso grinders with 11 espresso blends is a tough thing to execute well. But, being that they are in an area like Miami, it could be working well. I know they are selling a lot of coffee.

Re: Coffee/Roaster in Miami

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:41 am
by Yara Tucek
Wow, 11 espresso grinders? Thats gotta be a tough one :lol:

Anyways, thanks a lot for the suggestion. I will stop by for sure and send you an email how was it ...


Re: Coffee/Roaster in Miami

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:16 am
by phaelon56
If you have transportation it's worth visiting the Little Havana section for some Cuban food and to try a Cafe Cubano or two from one of the many storefront / sidewalk front purveyors. It's not espresso per se and it's heavily sweetened but as a cultural tradition it's worth experiencing and trying.

As for multiple espresso blends and grinders.... yikes! I think it's very tough for anyone to pull of more than three or four different espresso offerings at once - much less eleven. Seattle Coffee Works is the only place I've been that tried to do more than two or three (I think they had six or seven when I was there). I think it was a real challenge for them to do justice to that number - I can't imagine doing more. That said - next time I'm in Miami I'll try out Pasion Coffee. Good espresso is something I've never had much luck finding in South Florida.

Re: Coffee/Roaster in Miami

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:29 am
by jpscoffee
I've been to Seattle Coffee Works and Sebastian served up an excellent espresso. It was something like a "Pike's Blend" espresso. I asked for the most popular and he recommended it. It became my daily fix, as it is a block from Pike's Market and was a rare exceptional espresso find.

I know, I digressed from Miami, but...