kland, basically, your take on lattes at construction sites is probably well-founded, but it's the word that has gotten the "John Kerry-Grace and Will" stereotype, not coffee itself. Besides "Americanos," which is espresso shots with hot water, I can offer straight shots too. ("OK Buddy, want some tough-guy coffee? Wanna do a couple shots with me? First one is free.") And the word "mocha" doesn't put people off - an awful lot of chocolate goes down the gullet at construction sites. I know some painters that run on pure espresso, and even Dunkin Donuts in this area is selling Mochalatte-whatevers hand over fist.
Anyway, I conceived this whole thing to hit the road and do music fests mainly, and the rest is what to do with Monday to Friday. If construction is lukewarm, I'll be looking at auctions, farm markets, big car dealers, etc.
Others, thanks for your encouragement. Bluetick, I'm using a Brasilia Portofino American, which is very compact, has 2 group heads and is categorized "fully automatic" meaning it is not the Starbucks style superautomatic that grinds, doses, and everything. I grind per cup, pack the head, and a digital keypad enables me to program the shot - so I can count on an automatic, push-button shot that usually works for my blend, but can override or reprogram it if it seems necessary to do so. Geeky enough for ya? I didn't even get started.