One shot. That's all it takes. We swear. An espresso at Mediterraneum Caffe is guaranteed to fire the synapses into caffeine-fueled delusions. Just one shot. Within a few seconds, you are overtaken by lucidity. Yes, now you are finally going to write the Great American Novel. Or perhaps finish the essay that will soon be universally considered the definitive analysis of late capitalism. Through the years, the walls of the Med have heard countless plots hatched by anarchists, Maoists, Trotskyites, and Bears fans before the Big Game. Some old-timers occasionally gripe that the Med ain't what it used to be. But we say it still offers the strongest -- and tastiest -- buzz that won't get you arrested while operating heavy machinery.