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Cup of Espresso at Calusa Coffee Shop Fort Lauderdale

Calusa Coffee Shop

We have news that we are VERY excited about! After a lot requests, we will soon be offering Coffee to Go! Latte Cappuccino and Espresso’s made with coffee that is roasted fresh on site! Stay tuned ! We are located just east of 95 on Commercial Blvd so easy on – easy off!
Calusa Coffee Shop

Map of the Calusa Indians

Native American Day Observed

Native American Day is the 27th of September. Its a state holiday in California, established in 1968 to honor Native American cultures and contributions to the state and the United States. Also called American Indian Day, it is observed annually on the fourth Friday in September

The Calusa were a Native American people who lived on the coast and along the inner waterways of Florida’s southwest coast. Calusa society developed from that of archaic peoples of the Everglades region; at the time of European contact, the Calusa were the people of the Caloosahatchee culture

The first recorded contact between the Calusa and Europeans was in 1513, when Juan Ponce de León landed on the west coast of Florida in May, probably at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, after his earlier discovery of Florida in April.
Territory of the Calusa Indians of Florida


Calusa Coffee Roaster Diedrich Roaster

Calusa Coffee Roasters Coffee

Calusa Coffee Roasters is now up and running and shipping its first roast of Colombian Supremo and Brazilian Santos Single Origin Coffees. The Diedrich roasted the coffee to perfection, with of course, just a little help from our master roaster and is fantastic and everything we hoped it would be.

We roasted these to a medium roast and cannot wait for our clients to enjoy their first cup of these coffees.  Its an exciting time for us and we invite you to give us a try and sample some of our coffee.

We look forward to peoples comments on not only our roasted coffee but also on our service, packaging etc.. so come on by or order online and let us know what you think!

Who or What does Calusa mean

Calusa Coffee Roasters

The Calusa were a Native American people who lived on the coast and along the inner waterways of Florida’s southwest coast.
Early Spanish and French sources referred to the tribe, its chief town and its chief as Calos, Calus, Caalus, and Carlos. Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, a Spaniard held captive by the Calusa in the 16th century, recorded that Calusa meant fierce people in their language. The Anglo-Americans used the term Calusa for the people by the early 19th century. It is based on the Creek and Mikasuki (languages of the present-day Seminole and Miccosukee nations) ethnonym for the people who had lived around the Caloosahatchee River (also from the Creek language).

Juan Rogel, a Jesuit missionary to the Calusa in the late 1560s, noted the chief’s name as Carlos, but wrote that the name of the “kingdom” was Escampaba, with an alternate spelling of Escampaha. Rogel also stated that the chief’s name was Caalus, and that the Spanish had changed it to Carlos. Marquardt quotes a statement from the 1570s that “the Bay of Carlos … in the Indian language is called Escampaba, for the cacique of this town, who afterward called himself Carlos in devotion to the Emperor” (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor). Escampaba may be related to a place named Stapaba, which was identified in the area on an early 16th-century map.