Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf consistently makes good espresso drinks. Unlike Starbucks, their beans are all overly-dark. In all of the different Coffee Beans' I've been to, I've never gotten a bad cup. Also, they make great iced blendeds, and can make virtually any drink decaff and nonfat. If you get their frequent buyer card, you get a free drink (or free bulk coffee) after a few visits.