Art Basel Coffee, Seven Things to Do in Miami Plus a Coffee Crawl Guide 2022

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It’s a roster of rosters as NPR Coffee Club and No Free Coffee take over Counter Culture Coffee+ Miami’s Training Center to host a panel discussion of ‘Famous Baristas’ who’ll share their journey into specialty coffee. It will feature Michelle Johnson, Co-Founder and CMO of Ghost Town Oats, Sandra Walimaki, Regional Educator at Counter Culture Coffee Bartholomew Jones, Founder of CxffeeBlack, and, Mario Kristian, Moderator and Co-Founder of No Free Coffee.

If you miss the panel there’s a DJ Pop Up, collab coffee to buy and merch to cop.

DJ Pop Up 1O AM – 4 AM, 7450 N. Miami

2.For thirty years and counting, Margulies Warehouse, has been a resource for education and the visual arts. It currently features the exhibition The Italians and hosts the works of some world-famous photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans in a curation entitled The Bitter Years.

You may visit through Sun Dec 4, 9am onwards, no RSVP required.

591 NW 27th Street

3. Ventanitas are a thing in Miami. After gallivanting in the city and along the beach for art, you will welcome a respite with an order from the window of All Day. If you choose to linger outside or within, you can choose from a full lineup of drinks – coffee, matcha, wine – and a robust food menu whose curation includes an intentionality to source local small farmers.

1035 N.MIAMI 8 AM – 3 PM

4. Of special note is the viewing of ‘Street Shrines’ works by ceramicist Roberto Lugo of NYC-based gallery R & Company.

The sculptor who goes by The Village Potter comments on race, politics, and memory, by creating capsule ceramics that speak beyond the clay. Be it butter dishes, pitchers,  bookends or a pour over you’ll see the works live in the brands first pop-up at Art Basel, housed in an installation that mimics a New York City bodega. His representation of everyday objects speaks to the everyday people who use them.

While there, also see Panerai whose installation takes audiences back in time to the 1970’s with a contemporary take on ‘La Marenda d’Oro’, a famed espresso bar in Milan. It will be a designed espresso break of togetherness.

Design Miami

5. Situated off Biscayne Bay, Verde restaurant offers its American fare within the context of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAAM) The museum adjacent dining experiences features American fare and caffeine drinks known for arriving with cozy teddy bear etchings. LINK the IG

Highlights from the exhibitions include photographs by Malick Sidibe, conceptual art by Jamilah Sabur and geometric abstraction inspired by African American music history.

PAMM Hours: 11 AM – 6 PM

6.The multi-nominated and Good Food Award winning coffee roaster Per’ La Specialty Roasters and retail concept House of Per’ La is a must visit for coffee explorers. The drink crafters are known for creating coffees rich in flavor sourced from South America, Central America and Africa.

2826 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables

7.Mia Market Miami

Called the culinary jewel of the design district, is market is a foodies hub. The food hall features eleven vendors   creating cocktails, delectable plated eats, and coffee from cafes like Best of Miami 2019 Winner Sabal. Come, taste and see.

140 39th Street

8. If you’re looking to coffee crawl in the city that says – insert Will Smith – “welcome to Miami” – this is a top five guide to visit: for the coffee, culture and cool of a city that knows how to party.

1.Cafe Grumpy, ready to turn frowns right side up

2.Panther Coffee, in the heart of Wynwood, lines are long but the coffee is strong

3.Suite Habana Cafe, come for the coffee, stay for the hang

4.The Cafe at Strawberry Moon at the good time hotel, think espresso drinks poolside, say less, lay more

5. Under The Mango Tree, is health forward cafe with all the things – coffee, bowls, smoothies – to keep you naturally powered for a week of art filled activities.