The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America

La Colombe
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La Colombe

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia-based La Colombe solidified its household fame when CEO and co-founder, Todd Carmichael appeared on Travel Channel’s Dangerous Grounds, but as one of the country’s largest independent coffee roasters, the 29-location cafe has been revered coast to coast among coffee lovers for a long time. Its signature cornerstone blends, seasonal single-origin coffees on drip, espresso, and pour over, cold brew on tap, and Italian-style artisan-baked breads and pastries are not to be missed, and its sleek-looking canned offerings like the creamy, plastic-rimmed Draft Latte are perfect pick-me-ups when the fresh stuff isn’t an option.

Booze alert: La Colombe also operates a micro-distillery in their flagship location in Fishtown, where they produce Different Drum rum, made using cane sugar sourced similarly to their beans, and infused with their Nizza coffee. 

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