At least a year ago, the coffee shop which I found him sitting in front of didn’t exist.
I wonder if he was here then, warming a milk crate, selling fresh coconuts out of a market basket and getting warmed by the sun.
There’s a bus stop that lets people off in front of Shepherds Artisan Coffee MidBeach, providing constant foot traffic to the two-weave wicker chairs lining the outdoor patio. And then there’s the culturally branded hostel The Freehand Hotel around the corner sending guests and passerbys for a little pick me up.
As much as I was wanting a 3:05 cafecito -the now official coffee break time of Miami – I was more enthralled with him.
He squinted in-between the shadow and shine of the sun with a cortadito crate side, ‘I sell coconuts, fresh coconuts.” This is Fernando.
Coffee Shop: Shepherd’s Artisan Coffee
Location: MidBeach Miami, Florida