Miami coffee, chocolate shops win national food award

01/20/2014 11:33 AM

01/20/2014 11:34 AM

Two Miami businesses and one from Sarasota are among more than 100 U.S. food and beverage companies presented with 2014 Good Food Awards.

Panther Coffee, the Wynwood-based small-batch roaster and retail shop, and Cacao Art, a Miami maker of high-end Venezuelan chocolate, were announced as winners during a gala this month in San Francisco.

Panther earned nods in the coffee category for its Ethiopian Chelba and Nicaraguan Kailash roasts. Cacao was honored in the confections category for its chocolate ganache infused with cardamom and Tupelo honey.

A caramel sauce from Sarasota’s Sapore della Vita also won in the confections category.

Florida did not have any winners in other categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, oils, pickles, preserves and spirits.

Now in its fourth year, the Good Food Awards honor “people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions,” according to the group.

Panther also won a Good Food Award in 2013 for one of its Colombian coffees.

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