This versatile, go-anywhere blend hits the center of that eternal Venn diagram: big-bodied enough for espresso, articulate enough for a cup of brew. You can dress it up, or dress it down, like a sharp black sweater. Graceland gets along great with both nightclub bouncers and boyfriends' parents. Straight-ahead, but not simple--it's got layers upon layers. In short, red means go.
Espresso parameters: 30 seconds, 30 liquid grams.