Di Bruno Bros. Emilio Mignucci with a cup of La Colombe Draft Latte.
Back in June, Todd Carmichael told Philadelphia magazine that he planned to revolutionize the world with his Starbucks killing canned draft latte. A bold statement for the founder of Philadelphia’s La Colombe but that’s the kind of guy he is.
Shortly after that statement, he rolled out draft latte at all his cafes in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Washington D.C. This week, Di Bruno Bros. Rittenhouse Square location at 18th and Chestnut Streets became the first external location to offer La Colombe Draft Latte on tap.
Draft Latte for the uninitiated is a frothy iced latte served from a tap system. The process allows La Colombe to pressurize the milk and give it a silky textured mouthfeel like a traditional latte.
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Big news for coffee lovers: CUPS, the app that allows customers to prepay for their coffee and specialty drinks from local cafés, is coming to Philadelphia.
In early February, CUPS will officially launch in Philly and is already partnered with several shops including Square One, Green Street Coffee Roasters, Bodhi, and OCF, with plenty more to come.
Essentially, while at the café, you can easily order your drink, add on any food you’d like, and tip the barista right on the app. The barista then enters a code for you within the app that allows you to pay for your order. Read more »
Photo via Schuylkill Banks/Facebook
• If you plan on sticking around Philly for the next few years, you can look forward to many-a trail run along new riverside trails: Last week, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation released their strategic plan for the next four years, and there are some awesome trail additions, with predicted completion dates ranging from this year to 2026, in the works. [Curbed] Read more »
• A few years ago, my best friend got married in her parents’ living room and I videotaped the entire thing. But it wasn’t really worth videotaping, because all you can hear is loud, sobbing sounds … coming from me. I swear, they were happy sobs, but still, it is not cute. And for years, I have wondered: Why the heck couldn’t I control my tear ducts?!? So I am oh-so-grateful to have that episode explained to me by the lovely folks over at Science of Us. If you, too, are a happy cryer, click through to learn why. [Science of Us] Read more »
New York cafe picks Philadelphia for its first out-of-market cafe.
Bluestone Lane, a chain of six cafes out of New York that have sprung up since 2013 is opening its first out-of-market location. The cafe will be inside the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel at 17th and Locust. Bluestone is inspired by founder Nicholas Stone’s home café culture of Melbourne Australia. In addition to coffee, the former Coffee Bar will offer healthy-orientated breakfast and lunch options.
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Sure Wawa and Dunkin’ Donuts (and Rocco’s Sausges) are giving away coffee today but will that get you buzzed? Well yeah, probably. But we mean with alcohol. Kraftwork is collaborating with Little Baby’s Ice Cream and La Colombe today in bringing coffee specials to the Fishtown bar.
There will be five coffee based draft beers on tap, five coffee based cocktails and a dessert special featuring Little Baby’s Coffee Coffee Cake Ice Cream.
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Todd Carmichael tweeted this shot from La Colombe at Dilworth Park
From Todd Carmichael’s Twitter account: “Our Dilworth cafe is Philly – security camera image – Pope visit cafe seems secure.”
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This Sunday, September 6th, Rival Bros. Coffee is teaming up with Weckerly’s Ice Cream to create a Nitro Float, a coffee-infused take on the ice cream float.
The Nitro Float takes Weckerly’s Caramel Corn, Honey Plum or classic vanilla bean ice cream and pours Rival Bros’ nitro coffee overtop.
The floats are $5 each and available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rival’s nitro coffee is a cold brew of their Whistle & Cuss blend that is treated with nitrogen under high pressure, then chilled in a keg and served on draught with a cascading head and body, much like a stout beer.
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• You know you’ve always wondered about coffee’s mystical (wonderful?) poop-inducing properties. Now science can explain why it happens. [Health] Read more »
News that a second cat café is opening in Philly has made me goggle anew at human stupidity. For most of my life, I’ve had cats. And anyone who’s ever had cats ought to know: Nothing is less relaxing — and more antithetical to getting anything accomplished — than a cat. Read more »