Ever wonder why a home espresso machine won't produce espresso that tastes like it was made with a $7,000.00 Italian commercial espresso machine? Actually, it will! The simple little tricks are revealed in this book! We explain in detail how to make a perfect shot of espresso with your $70.00 home espresso machine, and then turn it into a perfect latte or cappuccino. And, as you know, that perfect shot of espresso is the basis for all those fancy $4.00 lattes, cappuccinos, and Americanos! Also included is an overview of coffee and its origins, and coffee grading and roasting. How to grind coffee, how to cup coffee (with worksheets), and how to make perfect espresso drinks are all covered in this easy-to-read book! We also address many of the common misconceptions about coffee, including French Roast is not from France, and Espresso is not a type of coffee bean! Lots of delicious food and coffee drink recipes are included, along with hints and tips about cooking in general, like how to make a lump-free espresso cheesecake and how to make perfect fall-off-the-bone spareribs with coffee-ancho-chipotle chili BBQ glaze. Makes a handy reference book for yourself, and a perfect gift for those "coffee snobs" we all know and love!