Philadelphia Bike Expo

Everyone should definitely try to make it out to the Philadelphia Bike Expo in two weeks.  Ultimo Coffee will be the official coffee provider and will be pouring chemex coffee at a booth all weekend amidst the bike mayhem.  It should be a pretty spectacular event and you should check it out if you get … Continue reading

WBC and other coffee updates

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a three day event, this year in London, UK, that we know as the World Barista Championship.  National Barista Champions from over 50 countries will be represented in this the 11th annual WBC and will battle it out for the title of World Barista Champion.  This year a special feature … Continue reading

February TNT @ Ultimo Coffee

Calling all baristas and curious spectators…. This month’s Thursday Night Throwdown will be hosted by us down in South Philly — come on over! On Thursday, February 25, we will be closing early — at 7 — so we can welcome area baristas to throw down their best latte art designs.  The event starts at … Continue reading

Meet the Producer

We have the distinct honor of receiving part of the harvest from this year’s coffee season at Finca Nueva Berlin.  This coffee is extremely special as it is 100% Made in America! Over several years, producer Daryn Berlin has lovingly tended his coffee tree in Chapel Hill, NC, and has been able to coax beautiful … Continue reading

Coffee & Composting Event

Come join us this Friday and Saturday to talk and learn about composting…and drink coffee! Bennett Compost will be hosting a Coffee & Composting Event at Ultimo Coffee where you can talk about reducing your environmental footprint through composting.  Bennett Compost is a small company based in the Newbold neighborhood that provides weekly compost pick-up … Continue reading

Cupping reminder

Hey folks, just a quick reminder that we are now cupping at the shop every Friday evening at 5pm.  If you would like to attend or if you would like to be on the permanent email list for events like this please email us at aaronultimo at gmail dot com.  Hope to see some of … Continue reading

Cupping Friday @ 5pm

We will be opening up our cupping sessions to the public at the shop starting this Friday at 5 pm.  If you are interested in attending please email us at aaronultimo at gmail dot com.  Spaces will be limited so if you’re interested it’s better to respond as soon as possible.  See you at the … Continue reading

Wheat Beer Fest

Wheat Beer Fest is June 27th.  We plan to celebrate by kegging our delicious iced Bwayi (and maybe mixing it with some wheat beer type components ie. corriander and citrus)  and pumping it out by hand.  It should be a party.  Hope to see you there!

Fair Food Farmstand Fundraiser TONIGHT!!

This is regretfully terribly last-minute, but if you are free this evening, we highly encourage you to head up to the Reading Terminal Market for a wonderful event: The Fair Food Farmstand (of White Dog Enterprises) is hosting a very worthy fundraiser and is doing it in style.  You can taste John & Kira’s Chocolates, … Continue reading

A Pulse

We’ve been busy. We are far closer than we’ve ever been.  I am very nearly able to make espresso in the space and it’s only a matter of time before I start waving strangers in for a preview/taste. P.S.  The World Barista Championship starts tomorrow.  Is this the year the US wins the title?  Only … Continue reading