La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael Set To Transform Your Daily Coffee Routine

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

“If you stopped by La Colombe‘s flagship location in Fishtown this weekend, you were likely offered a sample of its latest creation: The draft latte — a coffee and milk combo poured from a keg that has a semi-sweet taste and a slight milkshake-like texture,” reports BizPhilly on their interview with La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael.

Unbeknown to me, I was one of those people this weekend. When I walked into La Colombe’s flagship in Fishtown, I had no idea about Carmichael’s plans to package this drink and sell it nationwide. As I walked through the door someone asked if I’d like to sample the draft latte, and I looked at the long line ahead of me and thought, “Obviously.”

The result?

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La Colombe Wants to Replace Your Starbucks Addiction With This Better-for-You Canned Coffee

 

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Our friends over on BizPhilly just clued us in to a pretty awesome on-the-go coffee concoction in the works over at La Colombe. The Philly-based coffee company is planning on rolling out a better-for-you, cheaper-than-most canned coffee that folks can grab at grocery stores for an on-the-go caffeine fix.

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La Colombe’s Plan to Destroy Starbucks: A Canned Latte Worth Drinking

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

If you stopped by La Colombe‘s flagship location in Fishtown this weekend, you were likely offered a sample of its latest creation: The draft latte — a coffee and milk combo poured from a keg that has a semi-sweet taste and a slight milkshake-like texture. The best part is that there’s no ice diluting the drink and screwing up the taste.

But that bit of frothy good news is just the beginning. The company plans to start producing cans of the draft latte to sell in stores across the country. CEO Todd Carmichael thinks it’s a product that can seriously disrupt a market dominated by Starbucks and its bottled Frappuccino. Read more »

La Colombe Set to Open in Independence Mall

La Colombe at the Dow Building | Rendering: La Colombe

La Colombe at the Dow Building | Rendering: La Colombe

La Colombe is set to open a new space in Independence Mall July 1st. The cafe, situated next to the Independence Beer Garden, will open just in time for summer. It promises to be a mid-century modern space with outdoor seating. The architects responsible also designed La Colombe’s flagship cafe in Fishtown.

This La Colombe will be the fourth Philadelphia location, and will be located on the first floor of the Rohm and Haas building at 6th and Market. For more on the architecture and design, check out our sister blog Property.

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The Checkup: This Is Exactly When to Drink Coffee to Get the Most Out of It

 

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• Between 9 a.m. and noon: That’s when science says you should reach for your first cup of coffee to get the most bang for your buck. You see, our cortisol levels — which naturally keep us alert — peak between 8 and 9 a.m., and coffee dulls that cortisol response. When you really need caffeine is after that, so wait until around 9:15 to down your La Colombe fix. You. Can. Do. It. [Refinery29]

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Why Dunkin’ Donuts Is Philly’s True Coffee Soulmate

The cup of coffee you carry around Philly says a lot about you. In a city where no one smiles or, God forbid, says hello, it can quickly relay a good amount of information about strangers. I like to think of it as the human equivalent of a butt sniff – or rather, the Philadelphian’s equivalent of a butt sniff.

When I see Red Hook’s cute little cup parading down Fourth Street, I can’t help but admire its drinker. Not only did she resist the best muffin in town, but she went to a locally owned café and spent a little extra to support her neighbors. She’s socially conscious and expensive smelling, but not so much better than me that she remembered her reusable travel mug. Read more »

I Tried It: Bulletproof-Style Buttered Coffee

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I thought Bulletproof coffee — you know, the new-ish superfood breakfast that entails dumping a chunk of butter, among other stuff, into your morning cup o’ joe in order to feel more energized and burn more fat throughout the day — was one of those health fads that everyone would talk about for a few days and then never talk about again. Because, well, it’s kind of gross. But since we last wrote about the trend back in March of last year, it’s stayed on people’s tongues, in more ways than one. So, I figured we had to try it for ourselves.  Read more »

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