Peddler Coffee to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location

One of Peddler's custom built bicycles

Peddler Coffee, which historically has called itself a “nano scale” coffee operation that serves cold brew coffee out of hand pumps on custom built bicycles, is opening an actual brick-and-mortar shop of its own. We think they might be putting their bikes out of commission because the peddling life made them…two tired. Get it?

Anyway, they’re opening a brick and mortar storefront. Though they wouldn’t confirm more than Logan Square and opening this spring, we have it under good authority that it will be replacing the former Darling’s Café at 2100 Spring Street.

Peddler Coffee [official]

Looking Back on 30 Years At Old City Coffee

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Thirty years ago, Ruth Isaac brought coffee roasting to Old City. Today, Old City Coffee has three Philadelphia locations and is still family operated by Ruth and her husband, Jack. All of the roasting is now done at their Reading Terminal location, where Ruth and Jack can be found helping customers, making drinks and offering suggestions for their favorite coffee.

The Reading Terminal location opened four years after Old City in 1988. “When I came in [to the Reading Terminal Market], there were major amounts of renovation that went on, and at one point, when it rained, the water just rained right into the market,” Isaac says. “It was really nitty-gritty. It wasn’t nearly as full, it wasn’t nearly as bright.”

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Caffeine for Your Skin: Why Coffee Grounds Make the Best Body Scrub

Image via offbeatandinspired.com

Image via offbeatandinspired.com

Many of our days begin with a latte with an extra shot and two sugars (and no, the La Colombe baristas do not know me by name, cough). But today, we found something so bizarre that it just might be genius! Behold, coffee scrubs for your body.

So here’s the deal: Coffee is loaded with antioxidants that can help prevent the premature aging of your skin. On top of that, the caffeine in the coffee acts as an anti-inflammatory which can decrease dark circles and wrinkles. The caffeine also helps to even out the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. Talk about the superhero of morning beverages.

The best part of this? It’s super-easy to make at home (a snow day project, perhaps?).

Click here for a DIY how-to and the store-bought version.

Lola Bean Set to Close After 3 Months in La Colombe’s Shadow

Photo via Lola Bean

Photo via Lola Bean

Lola Bean, which was seen as a gentrifying coffee shop when it first opened at 1325 Frankford Avenue is now closing after spending three months in the shadow of the latest symbol of gentrifying Fishtown, the mega La Colombe. Though the owners of Lola Bean didn’t mention La Colombe by name or allusion, it’s hard to imagine that the competition helped.

Lola Bean will be open through Friday. January 16th.

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