Welp La Colombe Just Raised 28.5 Million Dollars In Venture Capital


The Philadelphia Inquirer quietly announced Monday that Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti, the co-owners and co-founders of La Colombe Torrefaction, had recently received a round of funding valued at 28.5 million dollars. “We picked up an additional class of shareholders,” Carmichael told the Inquirer modestly, but he told Sprudge.com’s Alex Bernson much more in a phone interview […]

Build-Outs Of Summer: ReAnimator Coffee In Philadelphia

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We’ve passed the All-Star Break here in Sprudge.com’s third annual edition of the Build-Outs of Summer, our roving global series that features new cafes in the process of opening up shop. Big cities, little towns, bicycle cafes, green importer tasting rooms, doughnut shops, multiple airstream trailers…you name a service concept, and we’ve probably featured it […]

Watch La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael Make Coffee With His Magic Dragon Brewer


This was a huge weekend for internet videos. Hunger Games fans got a slightly extended teaser trailer of Mockingjay. Fans of The Simpsons and Family Guy got a look at the one-hour crossover episode next season. And coffee geeks got an inside look at the Dragon, a brand new brewing device from La Colombe owner and Travel […]

Build-Outs Of Summer: Royal Mile Coffee Roasters In Haddon Township, New Jersey

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Who doesn’t love a family business success story? Royal Mile Coffee is a literal mom and pop roastery in southern New Jersey. They’ve been selling their beans online since December, but the time has come for them to make the jump from femto-roastery in the garage to nano-roastery in a 128 square feet studio, part of a shared working […]

Build-Outs Of Summer: Square One Coffee, Philadelphia

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The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania might not be on your specialty coffee radar, but the city of Philadelphia most certainly should be. We featured Philly no fewer than three times in the 2013 edition of Build-Outs of Summer, highlighting new cafes from Joe, Menagerie, and ReAnimator Coffee. We open up our Philly build-outs for the […]