23 local coffeehouses serve hot, cold coffee on Treasure Coast

23 local coffeehouses serve hot, cold coffee on Treasure Coast

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Coffeehouses go hand in hand with the history of coffee.

So enjoy a hot or cold brew at one of the 23 Treasure Coast coffeehouses and coffee shops listed below, while you read about their history.

It’s unknown exactly how and when coffee was discovered, according to the National Coffee Association of USA. The legend about its origin goes back centuries to a goat herder named Kaldi on the Ethiopian plateau.

Kaldi noticed his goats were so energetic after eating berries from a certain tree they didn’t sleep at night. He shared the discovery with the local monastery’s abbot, who made a drink with the berries that kept him alert through the long hours of evening prayer.

Indian River County: 6 coffee shops in Vero Beach and Sebastian

St. Lucie County: 8 coffee shops in Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie

Martin County: 9 coffee shops Stuart, Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound

Word spread and reached the Arabian Peninsula, where coffee cultivation and trade began. It was being grown in the Yemeni district of Arabia by the 15th century and was known in Persia, Egypt, Syria and Turkey by the 16th century.

Coffee was enjoyed in homes and public coffeehouses, which began to appear in cities across the Near East. In addition to drinking coffee, people frequented the popular coffeehouses for engaging in social activities: having conversations, listening to music, watching performers, playing chess and keeping current on the news.

Coffeehouses became important centers for the exchange of information and were referred to as “Schools of the Wise.”

Indian River County

Café Latte da: 1101 U.S. 1, Suite B, Sebastian; 772-571-6732; facebook.com/sebastiancoffeehouse

Coffee House 1420: 2001 14th Ave., Vero Beach; 772-925-1572; facebook.com/coffeehouse1420vero

Grind & Grape: 925 Bougainvillea Lane, Vero Beach; 772-231-5536; grindandgrape.com

Rio Coco Beans: 3300 43rd Ave. and 1412 21st St., both in Vero Beach; 772-226-5760; riococobeans.com

Riverview Coffee, Tea & Books: 482 U.S. 1, Suite 3, Sebastian; 772-202-7778; riverviewcoffeeandtea.com

Vero Caffe: 3225 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach; 772-538-9500; Facebook

St. Lucie County

1971 Roasters & Coffee Bar: 10513 S.W. Meeting St., Unit 104, Port St. Lucie; 772-812-8439; 1971.coffee; Facebook & Instagram

Canelitas Horchateria & Coffeehouse: 10764 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie; 772-800-3611; canelitasofficial.com; Facebook & Instagram

Coffee Grind: 10658 S.W. Village Parkway, Port St. Lucie; 772-323-4213; coffeegrindshop.com; Facebook & Instagram

Cool Beans Brew: 1115 Delaware Ave., Fort Pierce; 772-828-2355; coolbeansbrew.com; Facebook & Instagram

CoolBeanz: 11200 S.W. Village Parkway, Suite 103, Port St. Lucie; 772-924-0900; coolbeanzfl.com; Facebook & Instagram

Old Florida Coffee Co.: 100 Avenue A, Fort Pierce; 772-618-1771; oldfloridacoffee.com; Facebook & Instagram

Special Java Cafe: 6977 Hancock Drive, Port St. Lucie; 772-209-2086; specialjavacafe.com; Facebook

SteamWorks Coffeebar and Eatery: 8705 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie; 772-342-7991; steamworkscoffeebar.com; Facebook & Instagram

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Martin County

3 Baristas Coffee Roasters: 241 S.W. Monterey Road, Stuart; 3baristasorganic.com; Facebook

BunkHouse Coffee Bar: 3181 N.E. West End Blvd., Jensen Beach; 772-261-8312; bunkhousecoffeebar.com; Facebook & Instagram

coffee bar Blue Door: 38 S.E. Osceola St., Stuart; 772-221-7707; Facebook & Instagram

Gilbert’s Coffee Bar: 615 S.W. Anchorage Way, Stuart; gilbertscoffeebar.com; Facebook & Instagram

Morning Magnolia: 2370 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach (across from Langford Park); Facebook & Instagram

The Roasted Record: 600 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; 772-320-9918; roastedrecord.com; Facebook & Instagram

Stuart Coffee Co.: 55 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart; 772-600-8243; stuartcoffeeco.com; Facebook

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Laurie K. Blandford is TCPalm’s entertainment reporter and columnist dedicated to finding the best things to do on the Treasure Coast. Follow her on Twitter @TCPalmLaurie and Facebook @TCPalmLaurie. Email her at laurie.blandford@tcpalm.com. Sign up for her What To Do in 772 weekly newsletter at profile.tcpalm.com/newsletters/manage.


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