From beans to brew, coffee is righteously taking ownership of a new caffeinated scene in Miami with wildly popular eye-popping flavors and new inventive rituals and rules. A liquid alarm clock once beloved for its step-by-step process to fill the necessary mid-morning fix, this roasted brew has transformed into a poetic cultural experience while stamping a new era of its own. Between Delicious Raw pouring out imaginative and refined concoctions like their Golden Turmeric Latte and Cornucopia Gourmet Market stirring Instagram-worthy art in your cup, there’s endless trends, flavors and mind-blowing addictions to explore just in time for work.
Nothing defines a good cup of Joe more than a traditional cafecito. And in Little Havana, Café La Trova by Julio Cabrera and Michelle Bernstein, is lending coffee drinkers more than just a flight of caffeine. Authentic Cuban flavors abound at the old country coffee bar operated by Betty Cabrera. We suggest stopping by for a mid-afternoon power boost paired with a banana tres leches postre crafted with bourbon and crunchy corn flakes. 971 SW 8th St., Miami, 786-615-4379
The ultimate guide to coffee isn’t complete without the staple churn-and-burn trend that’s having its moment right now. And at Delicious Raw Kitchen & Juice Bar, nestled in Sunset Harbour, coffee drinkers can turn to a brew that’s ideal for Instagram and satisfies their taste buds. The Golden Turmeric Latte made with coconut milk and packed with ginger, cinnamon and turmeric isn’t only wildly adventurous and bold, but is brimming with anti-oxidants. Delicious Raw is a one-stop shop nirvana for coffee bean aficionados looking for an extra fix of high nourishment in synthesis with self expression, this new style brew is equal parts tasty and nutritious. 1828 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, 786-452-7575
Cornucopia Gourmet Market is a seaside hot spot posted up inside the sumptuous Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach retreat. Offered the option to customize a latte topped with a foam art of choice, coffee connoisseurs can design, draw and personalize their morning coffee on-the-go with their favorite illustration, photo or sketch. We suggest ordering a mid-a.m. pick me up before heading to the beach to catch the ocean breeze. 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-5100
This downtown Miami hot spot is lending coffee enthusiasts a new drink to obsessive over with their Double U. The brand has partnered with Panther Coffee to offer visitors at the W Miami some of the city's best cup of coffee and more. The new double shot of espresso mixed with CBD, fresh coffee cascara syrup from finca Kilimanjaro and creamy steamed milk, makes for the perfect morning boost. 485 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-503-4400
In Italy, the day is defined by coffee, whether grabbing a latte for a pre-work fix or a late night espresso after dinner. And at B Bistro + Bakery, Miami star chef Henry Hané, is carrying the tradition on by offering Brickell residents coffee and a flaky croissant all day long. We recommend popping in for an afternoon coffee break and sipping on a cappuccino served with a side of chocolate cream and guava macaroons. 600 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-330-6310
Cold brew has taken centerstage at this beloved Miami coffee shop founded by the retired NFL linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Pair this cold bright morning brew with a selection of MoJo Donuts or a salted caramel pie from Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop. 727 NE 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-870-6456
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