Quote of the day

Espresso consumption is an aesthetic experience, like tasting a vintage wine or admiring a painting. It is a search for beauty and goodness and improving the quality of our life. As it offers such subjectively ineffable ‘goodness’, devoid of defects, the only adequate reaction to it is astonishment — astonishment that can give birth to enthusiasm, and therefore intellectual and spiritual enrichment.

— Andrea Illy, Espresso Coffee: The Science of Quality, 2nd Ed.


  1. Ben Stark says:

    Jacob, there’s enthusiasm for your job. And then there’s….well, there’s that quote.

  2. Adam Gintis says:

    Wow, I better be careful about reading such titillating prose at work. Baristas have all the fun!

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