In college I managed a small coffee shop on campus. We did everything the old-fashioned way, none of those fully-automated machines like they have at *ahem* starbucks *cough*. This is a really beautiful video about the art of good espresso. The Mr. and I have been meaning to go down to Venice and check out Intelligentsia, but he’s not much of a coffee person so it’s hard to get him excited about it. Next time my espresso-addict mother comes to town, Intelligentsia will definitely be on our list.