Like a carefully brewed coffee cup this place has been bubbling to perfection with every cup.
I’m here in the Panther Coffee shop in the heart of Wynwood where the bohemian minded get there java on. They offer an openness about the craft of coffee by showcasing information about the growers of the beans. And share their knowledge of everything from plant to cup. They also offer delicious pastries and other delicacies including beer and wine.
I’m here today in Wynwood because recently I’ve been trying to find if there any authentic areas of creativity in Miami like I always found myself in back home in New York. And the only place I feel that is creating that authenticity is here in Wynwood.
The Wynwood arts district is home to many art galleries, retails stores, and other eclectic bars and shops.
It’s like a spin off from Williamsburg in Brooklyn Where they also converted old warehouses and closed down factories into creative spaces and places to meet, drink, and dine.
There is an eclectic and electric buzz everywhere you’re eyes turn.
On certain nights they have the art walks when this place really bustles.
The walls celebrate a melting pot of artists and styles.
I wish this place begins to experience an influx in the other arts as well. Like more a film community as well as more of a theatre community. At this point it’s basically art and design. I do have faith that it’s a matter of time before that starts brewing here in Wynwood.
There are few places that conjure up that special feeling for me…like Williamsburg or Greenwhich Village and especially Coney Island has in a big way. Now I feel Wynwood may do that with the thought of how its near future will be like. I think this is just the beginning.
I’m going to make sure I come here more often.
As the roasters and brewers practice the art and craft of the brew in the constant search for that satisfying coffee cup – this town of Wynwood is evolving through the art itself.