In all fairness to Jeffrey, these threads were our favorites back in the day; it was, in fact, standard practice that some of them were bumped on purpose, and of course, that others were NOT to be bumped. We even had a "report BUMPers" here thread that might resurrect itself sometime.
My vote would be to take a tad more of a "wait-n-see" attitude with Mr. Vaaska. But, of course, it's your site now.
Oh, and the earliest espresso machine was created in 1884, and Starbucks has been around since 1971.