Landscapes on the Edge of Abstraction II

Meet Philadelphia artist, Deborah Zuchman at @bennascafe (at the corner of *th & Wharton Sts.) Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 2-4pm. Deborah was an Art Demonstration Teacher and taught in the Philadelphia Public Schools for thirty-five years. She also worked as a Project Manager for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for several years. Zuchman paints

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A unique café offers life skills to former foster youth

Photo by Palette Group – palettegrp.com  Serving the Community, One Espresso at a Time by Emily Kovach Consider the archetypal barista: too cool for school, perhaps tattooed, serving and pouring your coffee with no lack of mild disdain. But at The Monkey & The Elephant, a nonprofit coffee shop in Brewerytown, prepare for that image

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Three coffee businesses go brick-and-mortar

Photo by Jason Varney Four Walls and a Cup by Emily Kovach Backyard Beans Coffee Co.408 W. Main St., Lansdale, Pa.Since 2013, Backyard Beans Coffee Co. has been roasting high quality coffee in Lansdale for wholesale, always favoring responsibly sourced beans from small farms and co-ops. Owners Laura and Matt Adams began selling their beans

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Collingswood’s Constellation Collective

Seeing Stars by Emily Kovach Maura Rosato, Lindsay Ferguson and Valentina Fortuna met the way so many chance encounters begin: at work. In 2013, they were all employed by The Farm and The Fisherman Tavern & Market, and all felt a natural connection with one another. A year later, Rosato and Fortuna kicked around the

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5 café drinks to keep your summer chill

Nice Ice, Baby by Emily Kovach 1. Milkshake Lattes at River Wards Cafe3118 Richmond St.In a stroke of genius, Joe Livewell at Riverwards Cafe in Port Richmond blends three scoops of Bassetts vanilla ice cream with milk and a double shot of espresso to create a creamy, sweet and caffeinated treat. If chocolate is what

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Hot cups, co-working and cool spaces

Photo courtesy of Arterial Agents New Brews by Emily Kovach Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to read and sip tea, sit down for a meeting or enjoy a sweet treat, each of these purveyors provides a fresh take on the traditional coffee shop experience.  River Wards Cafe Port Richmond gets more cool points

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Function Coffee Labs explores the technical side of coffee

Photo courtesy of Function Coffee Labs The Scientific Method by Emily Kovach Ross Nickerson possesses two of the greatest traits a barista could ask for: the unwavering precision of a scientist and the chatty good nature of a neighborhood bartender.  Working behind the counter of Function Coffee Labs, he and his fiancée Megan McCusker’s new

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Incarnate Coffee fuses Nigerian culture with third wave coffee

Photo courtesy of Karen Katz Bearing Fruit by Emily Kovach Adesola Ogunleye moved to the United States from Nigeria at age 6 and spent her childhood moving around the East Coast. She attended high school and college in North Carolina, where she studied textiles and printmaking, moved to Baltimore after graduating and then came to

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December: Comings & Goings

Illustration by Kathleen White Philadelphia Becomes the First U.S. World Heritage CityWe’ve always known Philadelphia is a world-class city, but now it’s official. On Nov. 6, the World Heritage Committee, part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), named Philadelphia the first World Heritage City in the U.S. The program honors and

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