As a teenager, I loved a good cup of coffee, but I really didn't know how to create my own. I just relied on whatever was available. However, over the (many) years, the passion for fresher, better coffee has overtaken me. It started small enough with a Moka pot, French press and a few other miscellaneous small items, but my wife about lost it when I decided to install a commercial espresso machine, a two group LaCimballi, in our house (it does take up a good chunk of our dining room). Then, I moved on to roasting my own beans. About the same time, I decided to become a certified technician for several of the commercial espresso machine manufacturers...and when that wasn't enough, I decided it was time to share my passion with the rest of the community.