The Daily Meal searched high and low across the country for the greatest coffee shops in the U.S., and lo and behold Philly's Ultimo Coffee landed in the number one slot. Ultimo was praised for talented baristas and great product, but, most importantly, a lack of coffee elitism is what brought home the top ranking. The free cuppings and tastings offered to customers surely didn't hurt their case, either.
Owner Aaron Ultimo said it best when asked about his business philosophy: "In the end, I love the people in and around the industry, and I love the coffee that I get to drink every day." That simple and straightforward mindset is promoted by the folks who run the day-to-day operations at the corner of 15th and Mifflin Streets.