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Brazilian Espresso Tasting
Celebrate Brazil!

Join us as we celebrate with Brazil Cultural Center in Philadelphia! This free event will include a Brazilian espresso tasting and more.

April 9 at 12:00 pm
The Reading Terminal Market
Gift Cards

A versatile gift can be used to redeem for cups or pounds at any amount. A great gift idea for anyone!

Old City Coffee Public Demos
A Very Brief Introduction To Coffee Roasting

A Very Brief Introduction To Coffee Roasting
Two Thursdays at Noon, Jan. 29 and Roaster Chat with Art: Main Roasting location, Reading Terminal Market enter 1200 Filbert Street.

Flounder Warehouse
Intimate cafe appearance!

January 25 3:00 p.m. in the cafe-221 church Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19106

Join us in the Cafe on a Sunday afternoon for inspiring, live, original music by Seann Cantatore and band. Expect a progressive-pop band with Seann Cantatore on vocals and keys,Russ Singh on drums, and Luke Reitz on electric bass. They will play original songs written by Seann Cantatore. The band has since played with a horn section, and most
recently guitar and violin. Flounder Warehouse frequently plays in the Philadelphia area and is very excited to be releasing an album in February 2015. Music gratis for Cafe patrons.

Heirloom Coffee from Puerto Rico returns to OCC!
Hacienda Adelphia, Puerto Rico

Grown in the central “coffee belt” mountains near Maricao, this USA grown coffee makes it back to the OCC bins. While supplies last, you’ll enjoy a fully washed coffee, low acidity, syrupy body, balanced with a sweet finish. Fruity, honey and nutty notes detected. A heirloom gem returns after a 3 year absence!
100% Arabica 29.00 per pound @ RTM

Old City Coffee Public Demos
A Very Brief Introduction To Coffee Roasting

A Very Brief Introduction To Coffee Roasting
Two Thursdays at Noon, Jan. 29 and Roaster Chat with Art: Main Roasting location, Reading Terminal Market enter 1200 Filbert Street.

Venerable Hall China Comes to OCC
Featured Product

Hall china was founded East Liverpool,Ohio in 1903. In 1911 a special “single-fire process based on a technique developed during the Ming Dynasty by Chinese potters was instituted. The glaze , body and color are fused together at 2400 degrees Fahrenheit. Quartz, feldspar and various clays are combined to form the strongest ceramics we have ever seen!This iconic Latte mug and saucer with OCC are available for the first time at Old City Coffee!

Old City, A Look Back in Time
Celebtating 30 Years!

Old City Coffee Vice President Jack Treatman has
strong roots in the Old City neighborhood, representing the third generation to have worked for his family’s textile business which was located on North 3rd Street from approximately 1935 to 2003:
!Needless to say, I have been witness to many changes. My earliest childhood memories are of North 3rd Street. I remember the trucks loading from the many textile –jobbing houses up and down the bustling mid century streetscape of North 3rd.

The late 70’s and early 80’s brought real estate redevelopment and gentrification to the neighborhood. Higher rents pushed out the textile jobbers, factories, and immigrant-owned eateries that served that population. While more established arts galleries and spaces moved in, bringing with it the First Friday tradition, many from the creative community were pushed north, toward cheaper rents.

Things started to change in the early 1970’s when a new a new breed of retailer moved in. Around 1973, Today’s Man, Third Street Jazz with its outdoor speakers, and a re- vamped Shirt Corner moved in. 3rd and Market became a pop art icon... Also around this time, the Old City Civic Association formed, which was one of the first incarnations of the name ‘Old(e) City.’ The neighborhood soon became more eclectic as cheap loft rents attracted musicians and artists.

When Old City Coffee opened at 221 Church Street on January 15th, 1985,Philadelphia did not have a local micro coffee roaster like this before and this is what was truly ground breaking. The first customers were a mix of curious coffee buffs who came to OCC as a destination, gallery owners and their clientele, bohemians from the lofts, and employees and customers of the remaining old-line businesses. While the 90’s brought another influx of arts, design and entertainment institutions, the 2000’s have brought a wave of tech incubators and a new “N3RD”y image. The demolition of the properties on 3rd and Market are making way for national brands and luxury residencies. As the neighborhood continues to grow and change, Old City Coffee remains true to its roots, roasting small batches of coffee beans and serving up drinks to our dedicated regulars and new friends.

Coffee Specials

January 21st - January 27th: