Back in February, Eater Philly broke the news that La Colombe is taking their game to the next level by opening a bunch of "next generation cafes" and a distillery to launch their own line of spirits. Today, La Colombe founder Todd Carmichael told Eater that they settled on the new location and are getting ready to start construction.
La Colombe is taking over 1335-1349 Frankford Avenue—which encompasses three huge warehouse structures—for the new expansion. The project includes an entirely new roasting facility, a distillery, and a huge cafe that will feature all the bells and whistles like cupping centers, labs, cutting edge brewing equipment, and take home coffee kits.
"We're all papered and ready to go on Frankford Avenue," the adventure junkie told us via satellite phone. Carmichael couldn't discuss any details, as he's near the Mozambique border, which is a huge coffee growing area. While he couldn't confirm anything, it's a safe bet that we'll be seeing Todd in the Tanzanian bush sometime in the second season of his popular Travel Channel show Dangerous Grounds. Stay tuned.