Maybe it's just my style...but my visit to La Colombe Coffee in Philadelphia blew me away. I spend a large majority of my life in cafes, coffee shops and pushing the red button on my Nespresso machine. Since my trip to Seattle, after visiting Caffe D'Arte, I've never met a proprietor or roaster as serious about the coffee experience, package design, or the importance of quality extraction. Further the look and feel of everything Colombe has a sophisticated European look and feel, that frankly, I love. From the packaging of a roasted pound, to the renovated beverage mobile, and antique dispensers I knew this was somewhere I needed to visit again. These unique props shown below really caught my attention and I'm sure create a very unique environment regularly for the many folks who were there during my visit. Further, a friendly barista named Elliot was a professional extension of the brand when he immediately jumped into action to describe the coffee brand, allowed me to take a few photos, and suggested I take a tour of the roasting facility. http://www.lacolombe.com/
I had to include this machine which dispenses a variety of water options for the guests. I thought this was very interesting and generous. It really communicated "We're serious about our beverages." from my perception.
The vintage, professional, look of this machine is custom, vibrant, and authentic. Great Job marketing your bottled coffee in a unique way!
This natural looking custom point of sale unit has a vintage, antique, while surprisingly modern feel. I'm a fan.
Need I say more...
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