This is probably the most important piece of gear that I have at the studio. The first thing I do in the morning is fire that thing up. It automatically grinds the beans (Stumptown’s Hair Bender blend) and pours a double shot. I shoot it back and my brain starts firing up with ideas. Typically, I’ll start a session like this, and then I can begin pitching a song idea (or whatever) to an artist. My coffee machine is definitely what matters most.