By Lawrence Marcus
Updated: April 25, 2014

In Philadelphia, owner Aaron Ultimo and his wife, Elizabeth, run one of the country's great new-wave coffee mini-chains. Ultimo Coffee is known for perfect brews of expertly-selected beans from top roasters like Counter Culture and Verve. Here, barista Alex Merrel makes a cappuccino using the shop's Robur E grinder (modified to produce fluffy, clump-free grounds) and a tricked-out La Marzocco GB5 espresso machine.

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