Small Cafe: Big Flavor

Cafe Curuba, a Neighborhood Coffee Shop

Summer 2018

Named one of the top 10 coffee shops in Miami by the Miami New Times, Café Curuba has been serving freshly brewed coffee to Coral Gables residents since 2014. Located just off Ponce on Almeria, this petite shop bustles in the morning with customers grabbing a coffee and heading to the office or working on-site while sipping an Instagram-worthy cortadito. Debbie Rabinovici, the Colombian-born owner, worked part-time as a barista in New York after college.  

What she thought was going to be a weekend job “consumed” her. “I’ve always loved coffee,” she says. “I’m from Colombia.” Rabinovici’s favorite drink? A simple black coffee. As for the source of beans they brew, one has a special significance: Finca La Victoria, a coffee from Nicaragua produced by the family of Mario Lovo, the Gables’ immigration attorney.