Head to either La Colombe coffee cafes today or to Talula’s Daily, Gia Pronto or Jharoka at Urban Outfitters to try La Colombe’s Fishtown blend. Only available today, 11/12/13, the coffee is 70%Guatemala Finca Los Caballitos and 30% Ethiopia Gera-Yukro COOP. The flavor is described as “layered flavors of green grape, stone fruit, and a molasses-like sweetness with a creamy juicy body and a surgically clean finish.”
Get a cup or purchase a bag or can today only.
La Colombe [Facebook]
Restaurant M is offering free coffee with breakfast today as the Washingtons Square restaurant launches a coffee club.
Dunkin Donuts is offering free coffee today because the Eagles won yesterday.
And for the month of October, Four Seasons and La Colombe will offer a pop-up coffee cart in the hotel’s lobby all month. From 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily, the cart will be serving La Colombe speciality coffees including espresso, cappuccino, and lattes for $5. Enjoy your coffee Four Seasons style as you enjoy their lobby or terrace, relaxing while reading a newspaper.
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We told you about La Colombe’s plans for a Fishtown roasterie and distillery back in June. But since then there hasn’t been much news. But an intrepid tipster was snooping around the city’s zoning web site and discovered this application.
PERMIT FOR RELOCATION OF LOT LINES TO CREATE ONE LOT FROM FOUR(4)DEEDED LOTS, EXISTING IN THREE OPA NUMBERS(1335-37, 1339 &1341-49 FRANKFORD AVE), FOR A SIT DOWN RESTAURANT IN SPACE #3, WITH ACCESSOY ACOHOL DISTILLERY, TASTING LAB, OFFICES, ACCESSORY STORAGE AND WHOLESAL ,RETAIL SALE OF DISTILLED ALCOHOL PRODUCTS. (SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON THE APPLICATION)
This certainly sounds like it could be the flagship location La Colombe has been talking about, complete with distillery. We’re waiting on comment from someone at La Colombe but it does seem reasonable that it is the La Colombe facility. The property goes in front of the Fishtown Neighbors Association zoning committee’s on Tuesday, October 1st.
Check out this Vine video of La Colombe making their coffee filtered rum.
As pioneers of the “best of” issue, Philadelphia magazine is excited to be celebrating 40 years of this tradition. Starting today and running through the Best of Philly Bash on August 20th (for the first time in decades, the party will be open to the public), 40 events and promotions will be celebrated by former Best of Philly winners around the city and region.
And among those 40 events, many have to do with food and drink.
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It’s good to keep an eye on what Yards is pouring in their tasting room because they often have a one-off beer that’s worth the trip to Delaware Avenue. That’s the case today as the brewery has added La Colombe coffee to its Love Stout. The beer features cold press corsica coffee in the brewing and Corsica beans have steeped in the firkin. It won’t show up at your local bar, so head to the tasting room now.
Yards Brewing [Facebook]
La Colombe is promising to open a distillery at their new Fishtown roasterie. Here’s the first product shot of their rum. The coffee roaster is also promising a coffee flavored liquor.
Philadelphia’s Coffee Revolution (Full Size)
First appeared in the May, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.
The latest town to be graced by a custom-made wood-fired pizza oven, fed by oak and birch, is Riverton, NJ, where three owners (two of whom are Stephen Starr vets) have opened District 611, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria and New American BYOB. The pizzas emerge from the 900-degree oven after just a minute of baking, loaded liberally with pepperoni and mozzarella (made fresh at the restaurant). Dollops of ricotta add to the visual appeal, and a peek at the bottom of the pie reveals promising spotting. The dough has that crisp-but-chewy texture you look for in good Neapolitan. The pie, however, sags a bit in the middle—the sole demerit given to an otherwise solid effort. Besides pizzas, the restaurant has a whole second kitchen that offers plates like steak and crabcakes. The banh mi spring rolls are a winner, filled with shredded Berkshire pork and pickled veggies and served with a cilantro sauce. It’s a dish that seems lifted right from the Starr cookbook, sure, but it works. If only ours hadn’t arrived at the exact same moment as the pizzas. For a BYOB, the drink menu is creative, with eight varieties of New Hope fountain sodas available, as well as La Colombe’s Pure Black and Philadelphia classic Black Cherry Wishniak.
710 Broad Street, Riverton, NJ
La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael’s Dangerous Grounds TV show on the Travel Channel has been renewed for a second season of eight episodes. The show, which has become a weekend morning ritual at the palatial Foobooz estate (mug of single estate coffee in hand), follows Carmichael around the world as he tracks down rare coffees in some of the world’s most dangerous places.
If you prefer to watch Dangerous Grounds in primetime, we suggest coupling it with this Dangerous Grounds drinking game.
Dangerous Grounds [Travel Channel]
La Colombe [Official Site]