The New Norm

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  • June 29, 2020

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Oh, how we have missed you all! We are so grateful to our community for continuing to support us by using our temporary drive-thru and ordering online. We have done a soft reopening of our indoor seating and have taken down the drive-thru. We do ask everyone to wear a face covering while placing their order and while walking about. We are also limited to 6 people inside at

Guatemala Coffee

  • Steven Hodel
  • September 1, 2017

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Red Coffee Cherries at Calusa Coffee Roasters in Fort Lauderdale

We have added new coffee to our lineup. It's a single-origin coffee from Guatemala and comes from the area surrounding Antigua. The famous ancient city of Antigua contains over 43 churches, so it is no surprise that this special coffee gets the brand “Iglesias”. Antigua Iglesias comes from the Plantation Santo Tomas and El Vallecito. Both are located in Ciudad Vieja in the state of Sacatepéqu

Costa Rica Organic Shade Grown Coffee

  • Steven Hodel
  • April 19, 2016

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Costa Rica Organic Shade Grown Coffee
Our Coffee from Costa Rica and the “La Amistad” Organic  Finca La Amistad Estate in Costa Rica processes and packages only coffee produced on its own organic plantations or on land owned by an association of organic producers. The founders of La Amistad donated this land to the families that make up the association when they homesteaded the region in the 1940s.

The vision of the founders was that this was the way to forge a solid future based on the local community.

Its a classic example of constant perfection. The coffee is grown at 4000 feet in the lush mountains just outside the La Amistad National Forest on the border of Panama and Costa Rica.

The owner of La Amistad’s lodge and reserve, Roberto Montero, was recognized 15 years ago by The Smithsonian for efforts to protect La Amistad’s biosphere. In the past 5 years, Mr. Montero has enacted changes in his coffee and fruit production in order to ensure that he leaves a zero-carbon footprint.

The coffee at La Amistad is wet processed Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) graded Organic Arabica exhibits a  wonderful coffee with a dark chocolate body, sweet and soft fruit notes, smooth finish with a well-balanced acidity.

New Times Reader’s Poll

  • Steven Hodel
  • April 7, 2016

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New Times Readers Poll for Calusa CoffeeHello Everyone.. I received a notice from the New Times about there Readers Poll for among everything else, the best coffee shop. It would be great if Calusa could win this so I wanted to make you aware that Nominations for their Best of Reader’s Poll went live this week and you go to this link:
and vote for Calusa under Best Coffee Shop category. If you have never done this before there is a email sign up process but hopefully that won’t hold you back but at the same time wanted to make everyone aware.
The current round of voting for Nominee’s ends on April 26th and the top 4 locations with the most votes will advance to a the Final round where votes will reset and users can then vote for their top pick between May 4th – 31st.
Thanks for the help!!

Cold Brew Coffee

  • Steven Hodel
  • February 13, 2016

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Coming soon: We are going to start to offer Cold Brew Coffee but with a twist. Our Cold Brew is created by a renowned chef who is adding his special touch to this unique brewing method.

Cold Brew Coffee at Calusa Coffee Roasters


Our cold brew will have a  combination of Calusa fresh roasted Coffee that is steeped for 24 hours and infused with organic ingredients.   Here is a list of the initial 4 types of cold brew coffee that we will be offering:

Black Lightning

24-hour cold brew steeped with Calusa Coffee single-origin Guatemala roast. Double-filtered and best served cold. Fruit notes, low acid, friendly for tea drinkers. No sugar added.



Thunder Crack

Our “mocha”. 24-hour cold brew steeped with Calusa Coffee Orange Blossom blend, and all natural cocoa powder. Once double-strained, a light amount of raw cane sugar simple syrup is added to cut the bitterness. Coca is naturally caffeinated, so an extra kick and chocolate notes make this one special.


Stormy Weather

The milk and sugar blend. 24-hour cold brew steeped with Calusa Coffee Orange Blossom blend. Once double-strained, 3 oz. (per 8 oz. of coffee) of whole milk, and 1 oz. (per 8 oz. of coffee) raw cane sugar simple syrup are added. The sugar, when combined with milk and coffee, lean towards liquor and caramel notes on the finish. No preservatives added. Good for 2 weeks from brew date.


Sun Shower

Organic maté steeped for 24 hours with lemon and orange. Double filtered, no sugar added. Naturally caffeinated bush that is usually bitter, our process yields floral notes and plenty of citrus on the nose, smooth finish.



This Cold Brew is still in the pre production phase but we wanted to give our readers the first notification as it only will be offered in small amounts and on first come first serve basis.

If you would like to reserve a bottle or would like more information, please contact us at info@calusacoffeeroasters.com or call our shop at 954 449 4377


Coffee Shop at Calusa Coffee Roasters

  • Steven Hodel
  • December 1, 2015

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Coffee Portafilter at Calusa Coffee Roasters

Its been about a month since the coffee shop has opened at our roasting facility and its been amazing at the amount of new customers that have come in.  Although Calusa is on a highly trafficked road in Fort Lauderdale, its been surprising how many people were reluctant to come by as they were unsure exactly what we did. This I attribute to the poor signage that we had, which apparently was doin

Coffee Definitions

  • Steven Hodel
  • November 4, 2015

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Latte Art - Calusa Coffee Shop Ft Lauderdale

Here are a list of coffee definitions that you will frequently see used in coffee shops and coffee roasters. At Calusa Coffee we often get questions about what a certain type of coffee drink is or what is certain type of coffee brewing method AFFOGATO Ice cream (traditionally vanilla) “drowned” with a shot of espresso. Read More...

New Café Announcement

  • Steven Hodel
  • October 20, 2015

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Sumatra Espresso Coffee at Calusa Coffee Shop Fort Lauderdale

Great News Today at Calusa!! Looking for a local coffee shop ? We are pleased to announce that we have officially opened our cafe in the same place as our coffee roasting operation. We are calling it the Calusa Cafe, or we may sometimes refer to it as Calusa Coffee House but either way come on by and enjoy a cup of fresh roasted coffee! It will not be the fanciest coffee house in Fort Lau

Calusa Coffee Shop

  • Steven Hodel
  • October 9, 2015

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Cup of Espresso at Calusa Coffee Shop Fort Lauderdale

We have news that we are VERY excited about! After a lot requests, we will soon be offering Coffee to Go! Latte Cappuccino and Espresso’s made with coffee that is roasted fresh on site! Stay tuned ! We are located just east of 95 on Commercial Blvd so easy on - easy off! Read More...

Ethiopia Coffee Growers

  • Steven Hodel
  • October 7, 2015

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A short film about a community of Coffee growers in Ethiopia. Even though we may drink coffee everyday, this video gives some in site to a way of life that many of us may not be aware of or even understand.

there is only coffee from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.