Here Are All the Philly Breads You’ve Gotta Get Your Hands On

Photo by Neal Santos

With flour-milling, natural fermentation and a lot of love, Philly’s new wave of bread makers insists on doing things the right way — the slow way. And because of these gluten geeks, our baguettes are now crustier than ever before and our sourdough loaves boast some of the biggest air pockets we’ve ever seen. It’s good eating.

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La Colombe’s Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte Is Actually Pretty Good

Photo courtesy of La Colombe

For the first time in a while — thanks, climate change! — it’s actually feeling like fall in early September. And autumn’s arrival is a cue to pull out your favorite sweater and keep an eye out for Honeycrisp apples at the farmers’ market.

It also heralds the return of the PSL (pumpkin spice latte, to those of you who have been blessedly ignorant of this cloying coffee trend until now) to seemingly every coffee shop and convenience store in the land.

This year, hometown heroes La Colombe decided to get into the pumpkin spice game, releasing an edition of their canned draft lattes spiked with real pumpkin puree and just a hint of sugar.

And you know what? It’s not gross!

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How One Philly Couple Pulled off a Surprise Wedding at a Coffee Shop

Photos by Kelly Giarrocco

Think a big wedding with months of pre-planning might not be for you? Chloe Terres and Jimmy Bereolos felt the same way. After getting engaged in May, they originally planned to marry in the spring of 2018. Instead, with the help of Clover Event Co., they turned their July engagement party at Fishtown’s La Colombe coffee shop into a surprise wedding. See photos from the day by Kelly Giarrocco and find out how they pulled it all off below.  Read more »

Stop Everything: La Colombe Sells Dairy-Free Draft Lattes Now (FINALLY!)

Coconut Draft Latte | Photo via La Colombe

Since February of 2016, it seems just about every human who likes coffee has gone on at least one loving rant about La Colombe’s canned Draft Lattes: so convenient! So frothy! How perfect is that strange thing you sip through?! Everyone, that is, except for the folks who can’t do dairy — they’ve been left to fantasize about what cracking open one of those cans would be like.

Well, my dairy-free friends, I’ve got a few squeal-worthy words for you: dairy-free La Colombe Draft Lattes. Earlier this week, La Colombe announced on Instagram the latest release in their super popular Draft Latte line, a plant-based and dairy-free take on the good stuff made with — wait for it — coconut milk. Can we get a hallelujah?

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Common Threads in This Year’s Rouse Award Residential Finalists

Even Folsom Powerhouse, the most residential of this year's Rouse Award finalists, incorporates mixed uses in the form of an updated take on the traditional corner store. | Photo: Postgreen Homes

Even Folsom Powerhouse, the most residential of this year’s Rouse Award finalists, incorporates mixed uses in the form of an updated take on the traditional corner store. | Photo: Postgreen Homes

The Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council announced the finalists for this year’s Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence last week, and five of the 14 finalists fall into the residential category, at least in part.

And it’s that “at least in part” part that’s one of the most significant common threads connecting the five projects. The message these projects deliver is one that urbanists, developers and planners have all been hammering home in one way or another for more than a decade now: Single-use is out, multitasking is in. (Toll Brothers, please copy.)

Not even the most residential of the five projects is exclusively residential, and that project has many other features that make it a standout. Read more »

Todd Carmichael Completes Tom Hanks’ White House Press Corps Gift

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)

As if we needed another reason to confirm Todd Carmichael’s distinguished greatness, the La Colombe CEO, who’s typically globe-trotting and thinking up plans to revolutionize how we caffeinate, just got political.

Last week, after Tom Hanks sent a new coffee machine to the White House pressroom, Carmichael followed suit by sending a shipment of coffee to the press corps.  Read more »

La Colombe Draft Lattes In Space

LaColombeMochaOkay, so here’s the deal. Todd Carmichael–the man behind La Colombe, the man responsible for the caffeination of a significant percentage of Philadelphians on any given day–is kind of a weirdo. But he’s also kind of a genius weirdo because, among other things, he’s the guy who came up with the idea for putting La Colombe draft lattes in cans. (He also walked, alone, 700 miles across Antarctica to the South Pole, but that’s a whole other story.)

We now have two large pieces of news regarding both said cans and Carmichael’s inherent oddity (or, one might say, excellent marketing instincts). First, La Colombe canned draft lattes are about to be released nationwide in a bunch of big-name stores (something that’s never been done before).

And second, Todd Carmichael is launching a draft latte into space. Which has (as far as I know) also never been done before.

We have a video. You should really check it out.

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La Colombe Releases A New Draft Latte

LaColombeMochaLa Colombe has been going big into the canned/draft coffee market. In the past several months they’ve released their Original, Triple and Vanilla draft lattes, plus a Pure Black cold-pressed coffee in a can.  And yesterday, they added a fifth product with their new canned Mocha Draft Latte.

It’s a cold beverage that includes frothy milk, cold-pressed espresso and real cocoa. A 4-pack will run you $12.

And La Colombe isn’t slowing down either. There’s another product in the pipeline already—the Pure Black & White, a cold-brew coffee with a splash of milk and pinch of sugar. The full La Colombe line is already available at Whole Foods stores all over the mid-Atlantic, and at select Target retailers nationwide. And in 2017, the local company is focusing on growing their national presence so that no matter where you roam, you’ll be able to get a can of coffee just like at home.

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Are you following Foobooz on Instagram? No? Then you may have missed our *hot tip* on how to make your La Colombe Draft Latte even better (flavor shots!). And more importantly, it is on Instagram that we’ve made our stand along with Billy Cress against Premature Pumpkin Spicing.

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