Better Coffee Best
How La Colombe is changing today’s café experience
By Michael J. Pallerino
t’s hard to imagine the word “geek” associated with anything related to Todd Carmichael. As the first American to complete a solo trek across Antarctica to the South Pole, on foot with no assistance, no less, Carmichael captured the World Speed Record with a total travel time of 39 days, seven hours and 49 minutes. The video of the neardeath experience he endured later became an award-winning documentary—”Race to the Bottom of the Earth”—on the National Geographic Channel in 2010. So when you call Carmichael a coffee geek, he just laughs. The moniker is one that he and his good friend, JP Iberti, embrace wholeheartedly. The duo, co-founders of Philadelphia-based La Colombe, one of the world’s premier coffee roasters and boutique cafes, have travelled the globe taste testing myriad cups of joe.
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION — JULY : AUGUST 2018