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Better Coffee Best

How La Colombe is changing today’s café experience

By Michael J. Pallerino

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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.

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