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New Premier Café Wants To Change The Way You Think About Coffee

Story and Photos by Jack Lowenstein

Dr. Mariaclara Bago and Dr. Vincent Apicella have added another extension to their Premier Family Health facility in the Wellington Reserve complex on State Road 7. The married doctors want community members to slow down their daily routines for enough time to sit inside the new Premier Café to experience a cup of its specialty coffee. The doctors believe the new venture neatly pairs with all the health services that Premier Family Health has provided for more than a decade. “I don’t want to understate our coffee, because it’s important to know that we have the finest coffee bean around. We’re partnered with Panther Coffee. They’re one of the highest-ranked roasters in the entire country,” Apicella said. “They’re down in Miami, and they’re the best at what they do, and we like to partner with the best.” Apicella said the most important aspect of the café isn’t so much regarding what he and Bago are introducing, but their reason why. “It’s about your experience in this place,” he said. “You have to drive outside the boundaries of Wellington to find a specialty coffee house with this type of an experience. We built this for the community. We built this for everyone to enjoy.” Bago said that Premier Café is focused on what goes into every mug and on every plate. “Everybody loves a good cup of coffee. In today’s day and age, the vision of having coffee while reading a newspaper and spending time with loved ones has long been replaced with the ‘world runs on coffee’ adage,” Bago said. “Easily enough, we find it very difficult to find a good cup of coffee that is outside of the massively overproduced, processed version of [major chains and franchises]. They are great business models, but it’s not the coffee that comes first.”

Premier Café owners Dr. Vincent Apicella and Dr. Mariaclara Bago.

The owners invite the community to come in and sample one of the Panther Coffee products with a pastry.

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