Sounds like the coffee scene in NYC is pretty good. There's really only one good coffee shop (that I know of) here in Houston - Catelina on Washington Ave., just west of the CBD. They roast their own coffee, and some of the expensive single-origin beans that they offer are simply spectacular when I buy the beans and pull the shot myself at home. The shots pulled at the coffee shop have the potential to be better than anything I can make at home, since they have better equipment, but it's usually hit-and-miss. Lately, it's been more miss than hit. If there are any Houstonians following this thread, are there any other places besides Catelina where I can get a good shot?