We are sincerely honored to have had the opportunity to work with one Extraordinary Steve Conley, well-known coffee artist, comic artist, and graphic designer — we’re talking about Real Fame here, folks — who very patiently brought the Ultimo Coffee logo to life. Edifying note:  The crest is based on one that has roots in … Continue reading

Report from Origin

Sustainability and Producer Relations manager Kim Elena Bullock at Counter Culture reports good things from Finca Nueva Armenia in Guatemala.  This farm/coffee has been a staple at Counter Culture for many years and will be one of the several fine coffees that you will regularly see this spring/summer at Ultimo Coffee.

Lovers and Madmen opens on Saturday

I had to give a shout out to the kids at Lovers and Madmen here in Philadelphia. They are a coffee shop in West Philly scheduled to open this Saturday. If you’re in the neighborhood you should check it out.

Progress Report

We’ve made a little bit of progress at the shop.  Drywall has been installed and painting will begin soon.  The physical bar is nearing completion though there is a knot in my back the size of Texas.  It really does look beautiful though…

Road trip – La Golondrina

Last week Elizabeth and I took a road trip with some coffee friends to DC for a “Meet the Producer” event at the Counter Culture‘s training center in Adams Morgan. These are always very special moments when we as consumers and sellers of some of the many great coffees from around the world can meet … Continue reading