Espresso keeps showing up in my life.  My love of espresso is indescribable without sharing about the many people who love me and whom I love.  My dearest friend in Seattle and I shared cappuccinos in Columbia City, my professor talked about life and psychology with me at a local coffee spot near Mt Tabor (Portland), and when I was first starting to love coffee my supervisor told me how to make my own pot of french press coffee.  People and coffee/espresso are connected.  Lately I am amazed at how an amazing shot can be so elusive.  For that reason I believe the perfect shot is an art, a moment, and something that can never be manufactured.  Here, I will log the ins and outs of my journey to find great espresso, a journey that I have been on since 2005 and believe may never end.