On the of the stops at the Wynwood Art District Food Tour we make is at 11 Fires Cigars for a shot of Nespresso coffee to celebrate 305 Cafecito brake.
100 FIRES HISTORY
100 Fires Cigars, is a modern cigar shop with locations at Dadeland Mall, in the art-centric neighborhood of Wynwood, and with its newest location in the heart of Little Havana at Marlins Park.
Frank Martinez, owner of 100 Fires Cigars, explains why he chose WYNWOOD as the location for the 100 Fires store: “We opened 100 Fires Cigars in Wynwood to appeal to those seeking the quintessential Miami experience at a landmark location. Wynwood is a neighborhood steeped in rich arts and culture, and smoking a puro, or cigar, is every bit a part of Miami’s rich cultural history.”
Martinez is quite familiar with that tradition. His ancestors were producing Cuban cigars on the island as far back as the 1920s in Viñales Valley, located in the province of Pinar del Río, an area renowned for its rich and flavorful tobacco. Combining his heritage and family lineage with a play on words, Martinez named his chain of cigar shops after the Cuban city of Cienfuegos – literally, 100 Fires. Mixing Cuban tradition and contemporary tastes is what makes 100 Fires stand apart from other cigar shops. The hip atmosphere at 100 Fires is enhanced by mid-century modern furniture, creating the feel of a lounge rather than a subdued, stuffy cigar store. As an homage to the original Miami Orange Bowl Stadium, the Miami Marlins’ cigar lounge has the “M” from the original Miami Orange Bowl sign on display, making it a must visit for any true sports fan and the Wynwood location will display the original W.
We are Miami’s Official Cafecito Break! JennyLee Molina and C3V Co-Founder, embarked on the ambitious task to make 3:05 the official time for cafecito of Miami-Dade County in April of 2012. In April of 2013, 3:05 Cafecito became official in the City of Miami! The idea came about to unify the Cuban coffee culture and create and on-line community that would enjoy sharing this mutual love for Miami’s nectar. You don’t need to be Cuban to enjoy it or even from Miami but Cuban coffee drinkers understand the culture. The window of a Cuban restaurant is the original social network. It is where, on any hot afternoon, you might find a relative, an old friend, the Mayor of Miami or Dwyane Wade. Sharing a colada is an act of friendship and solidarity. What is Miami without cafecito? Because we are a proud city that loves cafecito, we feel it is appropriate that 3:05 be proclaimed Miami’s Official Cafecito Break Time. All over Miami, Cuban Cafecito time is catching on! So Miami, let’s kick that “2:30 feeling” at 3:05. Join us as we create a movement of caffeinated awesomeness! Join the movement by liking 3:05 Cafecito on Facebook or following us on Twitter/Instagram @305Cafecito! Tag your cafecito moments on with #305cafecito and let’s share a cafecito!
100 Fires Cigars offers 8 Grand Crus, from the Nespresso line of coffees. Every Grand Cru in the range is the product of a complex process of selection, assembly and roasting. The Nespresso Grands Crus are categorized by cup size and level of intensity. You can enjoy an excellent cup of coffee to suit your taste, whatever the time of day with a delicious cigar – or participate in the Latin tradition of dipping your cigar end into a warm delicious coffee.
RISTRETTO ORIGIN INDIA – Intense and spicy
Ristretto Origin India is the marriage of the finest Arabicas with a hint of Robusta from southern India. It is a full-bodied coffee, which has a powerful character and notes of spices. • Intensity: 10
RISTRETTO – Full bodied and persistent (USED AS THE POPULAR CUBAN CAFECITO)
Connoisseurs of Italian espresso will appreciate it without milk. The intense body and remarkable lingering taste of this Grand Cru. Composed exclusively of South American Arabicas, Ristretto cloaks its strong personality with a dense and smooth crema. It is best enjoyed strong in a small, half-filled cup.• Intensity: 9
ESPRESSO FORTE – Round and balanced
Pure Arabica from Brazil, Central and South America, this espresso is characterized by its rich taste and elaborate aroma.• Intensity: 7
LUNGO FORTE – Elegant and roasted
100% AAA SUSTAINABLE QUALITY™. Lungo Forte is a thick and velvety, rich and intense Lungo variety. It is obtained exclusively from South American farms independently verified by the Rainforest Alliance and is a 100% AAA Sustainable Quality™ Grand Cru.• Intensity: 4