I started drinking espresso a few years ago. I was content with spro from the usual contenders - Starbucks, Caribou, Dunn Bros. At that time I had no idea there was an entirely different echelon of espresso out there. Now Peace Coffee/Wonderland Park is my go-to joint. Kopplin's, Dogwood, Parka are also great. Quixotic recently made possibly the finest cup of espresso I've ever tried. The difference between these places and the chains is like night and day. While I'm still not a cognoscenti - I still have to add sugar to my spro - I am delighted I've found the real thing. (Note: I've noticed by having a coffee drink (latté, etc.) the unique coffee flavor vanishes so it really doesn't make a difference where you go. It's like using top-shelf gin in a gin and tonic - It's a waste of good gin.) What are some of your espresso faves?