Founders Leticia and Joel Pollock have over 30 years of combined experience in the coffee industry. They met in a coffee convention in Minneapolis and married in Oregon soon after. They decided to join their experience and open a wholesale and retail coffee company. Visiting Miami in 2018 they quickly realized that although there was an abundance of Cuban style coffee shops, the specialty coffee scene was nonexistent. They thought this would be a lovely place to call home and to build what is now known as Panther Coffee.
In the Fall of 2010, Panther Coffee began roasting and developing their wholesale program in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami. Shortly after the coffee shop was opened to the public who quickly embraced it.