After visiting Phuong Tran (2005 US Barista Champion) at her Lava Java = café Labor Day with POETS been playing with various signature drink = techniques like infusing milk with herb or spice and/or 50:50 steamed coconut milk/cow's milk dessert caps. Cardamom thread inspired a bit of non-milk espresso fun. Pre-heat demi, add 6 green cardamom seeds (Penzeys of course:-) and 6 = drops honey. (used mesquite honey had on hand) Pull double shot longish Normale (but not quite Lungo, ~2.5oz) into demi with cardamom seeds and honey. Gently swirl about 30 seconds to mix and infuse. (Don't worry, cremas not going away.) Quite delish! I call it a Scheherazade Shot after one of my favorite pieces Rimsky-Korsakov's A Thousand and One Arabian Nights inspired Scheherazade. (I used my Summer = Jam Espresso blend for the shot.) Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I = must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal = enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone = before.