My wife and I were recently in Paris and the hotel would serve the most excellent coffee each morning at breakfast. It was not espresso, but they would serve it in two parts. One was a strong, dark coffee served in a 8-10 oz pitcher. The second was I believe steamed whole milk served in the same volume. You could combine these in equal amounts and it was most excellent! Sugar was served on the side. I'm trying to figure out the brewing method and bean type, but no e-mails I've sent to the hotel has been answered as of yet. If anybody might know, please fill me in.