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Philadelphia barista Quinn Rodriguez-Williams pulls hundreds of espresso shots on average each day for a steady flow of customers inside the La Colombe Coffee Roasters flagship cafe in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood.
“Our most popular espresso is our Nizza, which has a caramel and nutty flavor,” Rodriguez-Williams explained while preparing a latte. “I definitely go home smelling like coffee. But it smells good.”
Rodriguez-Williams is one of La Colombe’s roughly 800 employees, which includes part-time workers. The Philly-based coffee roaster announced late last week it was being acquired by Chobani, a New York-based greek yogurt giant, which manufactures coffee creamer too, for a whopping $900 million price tag.