La Colombe Coffee Roasters® Announces Launch of Year-Long Philanthropic Commitment to Support the National Park Foundation
La Colombe Coffee Roasters, leader in third-wave specialty coffee, beverage innovator and ready-to-drink coffee disruptor, is proud to announce a donation of at least $100,000 and year-long commitment to the mission of the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. La Colombe shares the passion and responsibility to protect and preserve our country’s natural, cultural, and historical treasures so that generations to come can also appreciate the beauty and history of the United States. As part of this partnership with the National Park Foundation, La Colombe will donate 5 cents to NPF for every specially marked Triple and Vanilla Draft Latte can sold - cans available for limited time only.
I Run One of the Fastest-Growing Coffee Chains in the Country. Here's How I Dropped $5,000 in One Weekend
Todd Carmichael is the CEO and Co-Founder of La Colombe, a Philadelphia-based chain of coffee roasters and cafes. A noted philanthropist (Esquire once named him an “American of the year” for his charitable work with organizations like Orangutan Foundation International), much of Carmichael’s spare time revolves around activism. But he always makes sure to bake plenty of family time (and a little “me time”) into every weekend.
La Colombe Is Releasing Smooth and Satisfying Draft Juices for Kids
Between soccer practice carpools, doctors’ appointments, grocery store runs, and all the other parenting to-dos that consume one’s everyday schedule, stopping for coffee is often a crucial part of the mix. Of course, the minute you step inside any cafe, the attention quickly shifts from your dire need for caffeine to all the sugary drinks and pastries your kids won’t stop begging for—until now. Fan favorite coffee house La Colombe is offering a new line of juices that make saying yes to your kid’s cravings easy. This isn’t your average juice box.
How a Coffee Boss Meal-Preps for a Full House of Different Dieters
La Colombe Coffee Roasters CEO and co-founder Todd Carmichael doesn’t just have one fridge. He has three. “I have a very big household,” he explains. His clan consists of himself and his wife, four children, a nanny, his mother-in-law, and three dogs—some are plant-based, and some are meat eaters. And that’s who’s gathered around the table on a quiet day.
Here's How to Make Delicious Cold Brew Coffee at Home, No Fancy Equipment Needed
Thankfully, you don't need any fancy equipment to make your own cold brew right at home. Here's everything I learned during the process, plus all the info you need to try it out yourself. "Filtering out the coffee grinds from your brew can sometimes be difficult, so it's a good idea to grind the coffee on the really coarse end of the spectrum," Todd Carmichael, CEO and cofounder of La Colombe, tells SELF.
The Best Coffees in the World, According to the Most Influential Man in Coffee
Todd Carmichael might be the most influential figure in the coffee industry. Carmichael’s expertise is a unique combination of extensive travel and a pursuit for the best cup. If you ask us, his La Colombe Draft Latte invention makes the list of bests, as this beverage changed the way America drinks coffee.
Meet Cold-Brew Coffee, Your New Favorite Summer Staple
This Pure Black cold brew from the coffee experts at La Colombe is steeped for 16 hours in stainless steel wine tanks, then pressed and filtered twice. Slightly sweet and with a super clean finish, we think Pure Black tastes best served simply over ice.
From Cafes To Restaurant Menus, Cold Brew Coffee Is Heating Up
If you follow coffee trends, you first heard about cold brew coffee years ago. But it's taken forever for cold brew to get traction beyond coffee bars. Now, cold brew is making its move. In 2017, sales of cold brew coffee jumped to $38.1 million, a 370% jump from the $8.1 million in sales the category saw in 2015, according to Statista.
Sweet Treat: La Colombe Coffee Roasters® Introduces Caramel Draft Latte™
As an addition to the year-round collection of ready-to-drink offerings, La Colombe Coffee Roasters introduces a new flavor into the Draft Latte family: Caramel. Crafted with expertly roasted cold-pressed Nizza espresso and fresh milk, combined with real Caramel, the newest Draft Latte offers a taste of the sweet life, without the guilt.
La Colombe, the creators of the “draft latte” have taken a note from the playbook of beer companies and are producing their cold brew coffee drinks in cans, making them not only more environmentally-friendly but also more logical for business reasons.
10 Dietitian-Approved Iced Coffees and Cold Brews You Can Buy at the Supermarket
La Colombe Draft Latte: "If you're in the mood for an iced latte, La Colombe's draft latte is delicious and creamy without any added sugar," Pine explains. "You'll even get 7 grams of protein from one can. If I want to treat myself with a coffee, this is what I buy."
Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts for the Mama in Your Life
Friendly reminder: Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, May 13th. With about a week left before the big day, you have plenty of time to grab a gift that you know she'll love. Need ideas? We got you. LATTES TO GO
La Colombe's New Honeysuckle Draft Latte Is the Only Good Spring Gimmick
La Colombe is one of my favorite coffee roasters in the country, as I grew up frequenting the café in their Philadelphia headquarters, but I wondered how honeysuckle essence could improve upon their already-excellent draft lattes, which are simply cold-pressed espresso and velvetty froathed milk. I soon discovered that a whisper of floral flavor made the foamy canned drink even lovelier.
Drive to the coffee shop, wait in line, pay handsomely. Or just stock up on these buzzworthy finds. La Colombe Triple Draft Latte. Pull the tab and a hit of nitrous oxide creates a frothy and flavorful drink. In the caffeine department, this triple shot lives up to its name.
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The drink replicates the feel of a barista-made concoction but with fewer calories, no hormones in the dairy, chicory root for sweetening and single-origin, ethically sourced beans. Flavors include mocha and vanilla, and the brand is introducing honeysuckle and Brazilian caramel.
La Colombe Coffee Roasters® Introduces Honeysuckle Draft Latte™: Sunshine in a Can
For a limited-time, La Colombe Coffee Roasters debuts its seasonal Honeysuckle Draft Latte – made with expertly roasted cold-pressed espresso and fresh milk, combined with honeysuckle extract. Available online and in La Colombe cafes starting April 16, the beverage disruptor is delivering an unexpected twist on their innovative Draft Latte with this refreshingly frothy, floral beverage.
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La Colombe’s bold and powerful cold-pressed espresso (each can is 1.5 cups of coffee) is softened with a frothy layer of silky foam produced from lactose-free milk. Four latte flavors can complement what mood you’re in, ranging from sweeter vanilla and mocha to power-punch triple shot and classic original. Plus, La Colobme won’t be packed with as much sugar as a box of cookies (cough-Starbucks-cough), and the slight sweetness you will taste comes from natural vanilla, real cocoa, and a touch of maple syrup.
“My Story Reads Like A Mix Of Forrest Gump Meets Che Guevara, But Of Coffee” With Todd Carmichael
"A UN helicopter appeared overhead and landed on this remote farm just steps away from where our team was working. You can imagine everyone’s surprise, and even more so when President Bill Clinton stepped out “to learn more about our work at the academy.” For a coffee guy living a fringe life and who’s been all over the world, it’s simply not the sort of thing that ever happens.”
These 21 Products Will Help You Crush Your Spring Fitness Goals
Spring is in full bloom, and it's putting a little bounce in our step. This month, we're celebrating April by getting outside for our workouts, attending some truly inspiring fitness events, and taking with us just the right gear to keep our spirits high while fueling up with the season's best produce. From colorful sweat-wicking leggings to clean-eating pancakes, here's what we're excited about this month.
What we can learn from Ethiopia, and our kids | Todd Carmichael and Lauren Hart
Our four kids all were born in what the president would describe as a “shithole country,” Ethiopia, the birthplace of man, an ancient and beautiful culture. One that has survived thousands of years. Some people might believe we have nothing to learn from Africa or our children, who are young and immigrants.
Frogtown: A wonderfully weird creative hub blossoms along the L.A. River
Turn onto the wrong street from Riverside Drive and you might never find it. But once you do enter this neighborhood of single-family homes and low industrial buildings, nestled along the curving, soft-bottom section of the L.A. River, you'll know that you're in a part of Los Angeles like no other—secret and self-contained, where the hum of industry is quieted by a blanket of tranquility that seems to emanate from the river. This is Frogtown.
10 hot restaurant brands that could be the next Shake Shack
Every year Fishbowl, a restaurant data firm, compiles a list of up-and-coming brands that it expects will take the food industry by storm and your favorite local spot could be on the list. This year La Colombe made the list!
Press Release: La Colombe® to Premiere New Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Natural Products Expo West
Just a year after La Colombe released its Draft Late, the company is announcing its lineup of new products, including seasonal flavors, a single-origin organic Pure Black and a line of innovative concept beverages.
The Best Gifts for Coffee Snobs, According to 8 Coffee Snobs
Finding the perfect holiday gift can be maddening — is this the color they’d want? Is it something they already have? Is it so last year? — but really, once you have a sense of a person’s taste, it’s not impossible.
26 Great Food Gifts Under $25 (Because Everyone on Your List Loves Snacks)
Some pricey food gifts (like an $800 knife) are totally worth it, but that doesn’t mean more affordable options are any less desirable. Here, 26 food gifts under $25, as chosen by food writer Marisel Salazar, a member of the PureWow Coterie.
La Colombe's Todd Carmichael wants wife Lauren Hart to enter politics
The well-known co-founder of Philadelphia-based coffee company La Colombe squashed rumors that he plans to challenge Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in 2022, though he suggested his wife, Flyers national anthem singer Lauren Hart, could be a future political candidate.
La Colombe’s Peppermint Mocha Draft Latte Launches for Holiday Season
For limited-time only, La Colombe debuts its seasonal-batch Peppermint Mocha Draft Latte – made with expertly roasted cold-pressed Nizza espresso and fresh milk, combined with real, dark chocolate and peppermint extract.
Backed By Chobani's Founder, A Local Coffee Chain Tries To Revolutionize The Industry
Arriving in Philadelphia with few possessions and little money, Todd Carmichael started walking the city with business partner JP Iberti to scope out storefronts. In short order, they took on a 50-year lease in a bustling downtown neighborhood, renovated the space themselves and, in May 1994, opened the first La Colombe café.