Behind the Bar at America's Best Coffee Shop Slideshow

Jane Bruce

Ultimo Coffee Bar.

Jane Bruce
Jane Bruce

A local comic book designer helped Ultimo put together the crest for Ultimo Coffee Bar.

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Aaron Ultimo, the owner of Ultimo Coffee Bar.

Jane Bruce
Jane Bruce
Jane Bruce

Ultimo Coffee Bar has anywhere between three to five coffee roasts per month, including one "guest roaster." This month's guest roaster was Heart Roasters, from Portland, Ore.

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Jane Bruce

The pour-over method at Ultimo.

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Jane Bruce

The baristas at Ultimo label the coffee cups so they know what roast is in which cup. "LL" stands for Nueva Llusta, their Bolivian blend. LL Cool J on the mug is the baristas having a little fun, but also stands for "Ladies Love Cool J."

Jane Bruce

Everyone is pretty happy at Ultimo (even the dogs).