Euro Espresso vs. American Espresso
It's interesting that from his description of his experiences in America, he visited the usual "third wave" suspects. He's not talking about all the bad coffee that you can get in America from chain stores or mom & pop shops, he's talking about Stumptown, Intelligentsia, Counter Culture, Ecco, Etc.
Also interesting that "roasted bread, chocolate, red fruit, orange, and jasmine flowers" are flavors that i regularly get from my 20 gram espresso's.
To Italy; You may have it in your heart, and you may have it in your blood, but in america we have it in our brains. We're not stuck on some rhetorical traditional way of doing things. We're not afraid to experiment and see what happens. To quote educatedguest's comment on the article, when is the last time that an Italian won the World Barista Championship?
No offence to Italians, seriously. This was only a response to the article.
Oh yeah, "preserved using pressurization"... HAH!