La Colombe Coffee Roasters to Opens its Doors in Bryn Mawr Next Year

Owner and Travel Channel celebrity Todd Carmichael announced that the café will debut its fair trade certified brews on the Main Line in 2016.


Get ready to bring your coffee up a notch, Bryn Mawr. La Colombe Coffee, which already calls Philadelphia home, is coming to the Main Line in 2016. CEO and Travel Channel celebrity Todd Carmichael confirmed via Twitter in November and with the Philadelphia Business Journal that one of his cafés will make its Main Line debut in his hometown of Bryn Mawr.

The company has invested $28.5 million to build 100 new locations across the country, and the Main Line will get to see a first-hand glimpse at the investment at the new shop.

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La Colombe cafés, which offer 25 varieties of coffee beans sourced from places like Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia and Sumatra, not only is dedicated to serving quality coffee but is also committed to buying coffees with multiple certifications, such as fair trade, organic and bird-friendly. Even better, the coffee at La Colombe has stayed true to its ethics since Carmichael and his co-founder Jean Philippe Iberti began selling their cups of joe in Philadelphia in 1994. Equally cool: the majority of La Colombe’s beans are roasted locally in Port Richmond, with a small portion roasted in the output’s new Chicago roastery.

If you can’t wait until 2016 to get sipping, check out La Colombe’s three Philadelphia cafés—in Fishtown, Rittenhouse Square and Dilworth Plaza. You can even get to know the brains behind the brew better by watching Carmichael on the Travel Channel’s show Dangerous Grounds, an original series that follows Carmichael across the globe as he attempts to find the perfect coffee—which just might show up in Bryn Mawr. 

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