Finding Jamaica’s Blue Mountains at Miami’s Pasión del Cielo

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Above: Pasion del Cielo in Miami (All photos by CJ)

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

At this time of year most coffee drinkers are excited about the return of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte and their iconic holiday-themed red cups. Not me.

Instead, I’m celebrating the six-day-old Midtown Miami location of coffee house Pasion Del Cielo, where Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountain coffee is the star of the menu.

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Unlike Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, Pasion Del Cielo allows customers to choose their brew from beans grown all over the world, including Cuba and Jamaica.

So when I saw Jamaica’s prized Blue Mountain beans on the menu, ordering up a steaming cup was a no-brainer. Sure, you’ll pay a $2 premium for what are arguably the world’s best beans, imported from the island’s Mavis Bank Coffee Factory.

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But when coffee tastes this good, who cares?

Find Pasion del Cielo in Downtown Dadeland, Coral Gables, and Midtown Miami.

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