New York, NY – Panther Coffee, a Miami-based favorite known for its high-quality, directly traded coffees, has launched a pop-up shop in the heart of SoHo, New York City, at 131 Greene Street within the Shopify building. This strategic move marks a significant foray into the vibrant New York market, celebrating the brand’s commitment to quality coffee and community engagement.
Opening on February 3, 2024, the pop-up quickly drew attention with a grand opening celebration that featured a Latte Art Competition curated by ESOM, music, drinks, and gourmet bites, attracting hundreds of coffee enthusiasts. This event showcased Panther Coffee’s expansion goals and highlighted its longstanding ties to the New York community, dating back to its first wholesale account in the city in 2010.
Situated in the Shopify New York Retail Space, Panther Coffee aims to create a dynamic meeting place for coffee aficionados and a venue for events like tastings and community meet-ups. The shop serves an exquisite selection of espresso drinks and pour-overs from freshly roasted beans sourced directly from dedicated producers worldwide. This approach ensures a top-notch coffee experience, embodying Panther Coffee’s focus on quality and sustainability.
Founded by Joel and Leticia Pollock in 2010 in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, Panther Coffee has emerged as a symbol of coffee culture and community, celebrating diversity and the unique coffee landscape of Southern Florida. The Pollocks’ extensive coffee background and the choice of the panther as their emblem reflect their innovative approach and dedication to crafting meaningful coffee experiences.
For the founders, expanding into New York feels like a return to familiar territory, rekindling their connection to the city’s dynamic community. The pop-up operates Tuesday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm, inviting New Yorkers to enjoy Panther Coffee’s acclaimed brews and immerse themselves in its community-centric philosophy.
This collaboration with Shopify represents a new chapter in retail, merging the physical and digital realms of commerce. Panther Coffee aims to reach a broader audience and utilize Shopify’s resources to support small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Panther Coffee’s venture into New York underscores its growth and the role of specialty coffee in promoting community and innovation. As the brand evolves, it remains dedicated to sourcing, roasting, and serving exceptional coffees, advocating for sustainable practices, and fostering strong connections with producers globally.