At only three years old, Oceana Coffee is something of a specialty pioneer in Southeast Florida, particularly in Palm Beach County. Owners Scott and Amy Angelo created the roastery — including a lime green Diedrich roaster — and have since been slowly building steam through in-house cafe sales of carefully sourced single-origin coffees, as well as numerous high-profile local restaurant accounts.
The couple recently celebrated the grand opening of new retail location, one that may be a model for future Oceana retail plans. The new 2,000-square-foot cafe is at 150 N. US Highway 1 in Tequesta, just two miles from the Old Dixie Highway roastery that will continue to supply the two cafes.
In addition to manual brews, espresso drinks and fresh baked goods, the shop offers three Florida-heat-defying cold drinks on tap: Oceana’s house cold brew, fresh-brewed iced tea and kombucha made by One Kombucha in Palm Beach Gardens.
From Oceana on the Northern edge to relative newcomers like Argyle Coffee Roasters (Fort Lauderdale), Relentless Roasters (Miami) and the influential Panther Coffee (Miami), the quality-focused roasting market in Southeast Florida has decidedly transitioned from bud to bloom, and retail spaces like this are the reflection. Here’s more from inside the cafe:
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