Blue Bottle Coffee in Design District
Blue Bottle Coffee was founded by James Freeman in Oakland, California, in 2002. A self-declared coffee lunatic, James hand-roasted beans in a 183 square-foot potting shed and then delivered them to friends from his Peugeot wagon. Fifteen years later, Blue Bottle is now a small but mighty network of cafes in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, D.C., Tokyo and now, Miami. Improbably and delightfully, the company continues to grow, but remains united by the simple purpose of sourcing and roasting the world’s best, most sustainable coffees and serving them at peak deliciousness.
Blue Bottle Coffee baristas serve coffee, espresso, Cold Brew, and New Orleans–Style Iced Coffee; a selection of pastries, including Liège wafels and toasts; and coffee gear. Cafes will also host coffee education classes taught by expert baristas and open to the public.
Words: Miami Design District
Photos: Lia Selfridge