Cuban Colada Espresso Break
By DowntownMiami.com | Published: August 25 2014
Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami recently introduced the Cuban Colada Espresso Break
27 Biscayne Bay Boulevard
A new complimentary offering for groups in need of a spirit-lifting boost in the mid-afternoon.
Before the coffeehouse era in Miami, there was the traditional Cuban Colada also known as the Cuban Espresso – an afternoon treat enjoyed by Cubans for decades and adopted by Miamians who share the love of all things gastronomically Cubano.
With more groups seeking a sense of place from the venues they choose to host their meetings, and in keeping with Kimpton’s ongoing desire to showcase the unique aspects of each city, EPIC’s Cuban Colada Espresso Break will be offered as a flavourful “perk me up” Monday through Friday in the meeting space foyer on the 14th floor from 3:05-3:20pm.
“The Cuban experience of enjoying an afternoon espresso has always been a highly social experience shared by groups,” said Eric Jellson, area director of sales and marketing, EPIC. “In fact, on any given afternoon at local Cuban restaurants in Miami, you can see a gathering of relatives, old friends and a who’s who of locals enjoying a colada or cafecito. What could be more ideal for our group guests to share in this classic Miami experience?”
EPIC Hotel has tapped Nelson Vindell and Eduardo Ortega, as their very own Cuban Colada baristas. Nelson and Eduardo will not only prepare and serve the espresso coffee with the just right Cuban flair, but will also be on hand to share their know-how on how to make the perfect colada.
EPIC’s meeting space gives groups of all sizes plenty of options to suit their needs and goals. In addition to the recently added Mezzanine Level, EPIC’s array of meeting and event spaces includes the elegant 14th floor Metropolis Ballroom, and the outdoor 16th floor pool deck overlooking Biscayne Bay and offering an ideal setting for memorable cocktail receptions. EPIC also has its own marina with yacht charters available for special dinners and excursions.