Continuing with our Winter break in Southeast Florida...
Well, it had already been a busy day when Dawn Marie decided that it was time for a good cup of coffee and a little ‘pick me up’ snack. So we headed off to her favorite coffee house.
This is Panther Coffee in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. They have another store in Miami Beach.
This is a view of the patio at Panther Coffee. Many of the locals were just lounging around outside sipping their coffee…but the seating inside was more comfortable and we liked watching the personal interactions.
Most of the buildings in this area have been ‘decorated’ with what is mostly creative and sometimes beautiful graffiti. Just click on this photo to view the artistic graffiti across the street. I found one photo of Panther Coffee when it was adorned in the same manner. Apparently the coffee house changed their look and the local artists have resisted spray painting these beckoning walls… We learned that periodically, the buildings in the area are repainted…providing a blank canvas so the artist can start over again.
This is one very busy place, attracting all types of people from just about every walk of life. It was an interesting scene to view and the baristas were not only well trained and efficient, they also had personality!
Panther Coffee is a Miami-based specialty coffee roaster, retailer and wholesaler specializing in the small-batch roasting of coffee beans and the preparation of coffee beverages. I checked out some photos of both this and the Miami Beach location for Panther Coffee and the differences in appearance are radical. The Miami Beach location has art on display and it is very upscale. It appears that both locations provide live entertainment at various times…
The roaster used by Panther coffee pre-dates WWII… The owners of Panther Coffee are a husband and wife team.
“…Every cup of coffee Panther serves is roasted on site, in small batches, each of which has their origin in farms personally-selected by the owners for taste as well as individuality. The owners benefit from longstanding relationships with coffee producers throughout the world, and these friends and colleagues not only possess generations of knowledge and passion, but they produce some of the finest lots of coffee available anywhere.”
We had a couple of different snacks such as this brownie as well as coffee or cappuccino. Nothing about this little coffee house is inexpensive…but it sure isn’t hurting their business!
Dawn Marie bought some Panther Coffee to take home including a pound for us! This product was very good indeed, but it is a bit costly. Depending on the roast and source, a half-pound of coffee ranges from $10.00 to $12.00 and a full pound costs from $19.00 to $22.00.
This was a nice spot to take a break…the surroundings were entertaining, the coffee was top notch and the sweets were very nice. The Miami location for Panther Coffee is at 2390 Northwest 22nd Avenue. Phone: 305-677-3952. Website: http://www.panthercoffee.com/. You can order packages of coffee on-line. To see lots of photos of Panther Coffee…both locations…you can go to https://foursquare.com/v/panther-coffee/4cb75cfa3ac93704471bdb0a.
Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…
Thanks for taking a break with us during your busy day!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave