I know that a lot of you think espresso is "over".
I know that the cool new thing is the V60. Or is it the Aeropress? Wait... syphon? Well... let's just say that brewed coffee is the new hotness for you all.
I get it.
But here is the thing...
Your customers still drink espresso.
Some of us (shocking I know) actually prefer espresso to brewed coffee.
So the fact that some of you are either ignoring your espresso or half-assing your espresso pretty much sucks.
It's unprofessional and it is disrespectful of your customers.
We want good espresso.
Espresso in the US has, in my opinion, declined in quality over the last 2 years. There are exceptions, of course, but in general I can conclusively say that the espresso I've tasted over the last 6 months (from many of the "best" roasters in the United States) is worse than it was 2 years ago.
Don't be lazy.
Don't be selfish.
Make good espresso.