PACIFIC PEARLS COFFEE CULTURE & PEARLS I’m comfortably ensconced in a booth in a coffee house in Miami, a city to which family commitments beckon me every once in a while from the one Down Under. In both cities, I have observed a kindred spirit in these energy-infusing purveyors of java; microcosms that mirror the cities they are part of, where English is not necessarily the only language spoken. I hear animated conversations in Spanish in this coffee house in Miami, while Cantonese would not be out of place in the ones in Melbourne, Australia.