I'm yet to venture to the USA but from what I've heard from all my mates that have been, I should steer well away from the coffee over there!
I'm on holiday on the Gold Coast atm and there is a Starbucks here. Thought I'd give it a try for the sake of trying it, I've had instant coffee that tastes better and I really don't like instant coffee.
I usually start my day with either a short or long black. Occasionally a latte. When I catch up with my dad, we embrace the Greek heritage and have greek/turkish coffee the traditional way. I've been through a few espresso machines over the past years as they tend to die 3 months out of warranty... I've got the model down from the top of the line Nespresso capsule machine now. It was more money than I wanted to pay, but my wife can actually work this machine (worth it for that alone) and with the price of coffee at the local cafe, plus me having 3 coffees a day, it paid itself off in under 2 months.