My favorite coffee shop in Chicago. (This is a big deal for me!) Ipsento earning the #1 spot in my heart has to do with 1) it's consistently excellent-quality coffee roasting and brewing, 2) it's beautiful shop, with thoughtful seating to optimize the space and make the place beautiful, and 3) their relentless commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive feel to the specialty coffee scene. This last point, in a landscape of coffee snoots that we know all too well in Chicago, is key; Ipsento is the place that warmly embraces new lover's of coffee, and, through their sheer enthusiasm and passion for coffee, makes the world of coffee accessible and fun. Go get some coffee!