I'm kind of over espresso, because I think gentler brewing methods express the character of the coffee bean better. Here are two strange bedmates:
The Starbucks reserve coffees made on their Clover system aren't bad. It's still a bit inconsistent: I've had the same bean taste great one day, and then be fairly overextracted the next day. I guess you can still punch in the wrong numbers into a Clover, or the grind size could be set wrong, but it's a pretty nice cup of coffee when it's right. I've had the Ethiopian Harrar, the Honduras something or other, and now the Kenya Tana River. I'm basically going through all their bean selections.
The Honduras is my favorite so far, when they do it right. The roast is darker, and the subtler flavors don't stand out in such bold relief as a greener roast, but it still has a really pleasant balance with almost no bitterness --- there's a caramelly sweetness that's really nice. The biggest problem so far is the barista getting your order right since it appears not very many people order this.
The thing on the right is the uber-$$$ limited-edition Geisha that Verve just released. It just came today, and I can't wait to try it out. I'll be trying it out on the Aeropress, Clever Coffee Dripper, and maybe Espro French Press. (Yes, that is a typo on the label.)