And the sad thing is, most of the espresso stands don't make as good a cup of black coffee as your average restaurant.
Several years ago, a friend and I were rehabbing a foreclosure house. Every weekend for about 6 months. Before we started, we'd go get coffee to go: He at an espresso stand, latte, 3 bucks; me at the hamburger stand next to it, black coffee, better than the espresso place could make, 75 cents.
Oh, and the real estate crash came before we finished. We were lucky to get out with our skins intact.