T H E C O F F E E E X P E R I E N C E OUR G U I D E T O M I A M I ’ S MOST U N I Q U E C O F F E E H O U S E S Whether you like it hot or iced, black or loaded with whipped cream and sugar, we all have our favorite way of enjoying our morning java. Sometimes we take it to go, but other times we want to linger with a good friend or a good book, or perhaps a project that needs finishing. And while a certain Seattle-based coffee giant has popped up on every corner in America, Miami still offers some variety for those seeking a little atmosphere with their daily cup of joe. Try these five local shops that offer a unique approach to the coffeehouse experience. november/december 2014 45 HAVANA T E A & C O F F E E COMPANY 155 East Flagler St., Miami havanacoffeeandteacompany.com Enjoy the full Cuban experience at Havana Tea & Coffee Company. Along with their classic coffees and loose-leaf tea blends, Havana offers Cuban favorites like the medianoche sandwich, served in miniature, and pastelitos served with condensed milk. You can also enjoy beer and wine plus live music and dancing. E T E R N I T Y C O F F E E ROASTERS 117 SE 2nd Ave., Miami eternitycoffeeroasters.com Savor each sip at Eternity Coffee Roasters. A true haven for the coffee connoisseur, Eternity serves singleorigin coffee roasted in-house and prepared one cup at a time using the pour-over method. Beans come from Eternity’s own Colombian farm and other countries, and each variety has a detailed flavor profile to help you choose the perfect cup. SEGAFREDO L’ O R I G I N A L E 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach sze-originale.com Spend the afternoon people watching over a customized Caffé Shakerato (espresso shaken with ice and sugar, and your choice of liqueur). Then stick around for the evening as Segafredo transforms into a music-thumping hotspot with a live DJ, tapas and creative cocktails, perfect for mingling and making new friends. CREMA GOURMET ESPRESSO B A R 1601 Washington Ave. Suite 20, Miami Beach cremagourmet.com Invite a friend for a healthy brunch at this quaint cafe with light and fresh dining options. Crema offers freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, power drinks, breakfast items, and makeyour own salads, sandwiches and crepes. Enjoy with a gourmet coffee drink, tea or one of nine varieties of iced or hot chocolate. C A F É D E M E T R I O 300 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables cafedemetrio.com Relish the sophisticated allure of Café Demetrio, which models the original coffeehouse concept popular in 18th century Europe. Guests are invited to lounge in the lush patio garden, enjoy a game of chess or ponder the meaning of life over a steaming cappuccino. Friday nights feature poetry readings followed by live music.
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