Over the past ten years or so, I’ve progressed from drinking two pots of disgustingly dark and thick military brew, to better drip, to a French press, to super-automatic machines to my latest over the top purchase of a semi-auto machine and grinder. I am officially a coffee geek now. I have a new found respect for baristas that can pull a good shot, shot after shot. I can’t…..yet.

Anyone else taken this path who has a pallet for a really good cup of espresso? If so, a thread for sharing tips, advice and bean recommendations may be in order.