Just watched a rather intriguing documentary Black Coffee on PBS- from old world discovery to present day free trade. Having grown up in a Latino household, I got all my coffee needs met at home. It wasn't till I moved out that I realized how uniformly bad "regular" American coffee was. And while I confess I've occasionally succumbed to a Starbuck's Frappucino under super heated weather conditions (and those days are rare indeed in San Francisco), I otherwise refuse the services of The Evil Empire. Fortunately, the Delocator will help find you a decent alternative, if you already didn't know (& my little Krups Il Primo cappuccino maker performs just fine).