Few things start a morning better than a wonderful cup of espresso. It is not a mere caffeine delivery mechanism, but rather the impetus for a better state of mind. The experience of brewing an espresso clears my mind and perks my senses. This prepares me for the day and all life will require of me. Above is a quality example with perfect crema accompanied by one of The Modern Traditionalists delightful madeleines. Cheers to a great day!