You’re not alone, it’s a clear indication of the quality and freshness of your coffee, compounded by your preparation technique- and your technique goes beyond your ability to tamp consistently and grind accurately. Have you chosen fresh roasted coffee beans? Have you chosen the fresh roasted coffee beans that exploit crema such as the aptly named “Super Crema”?
The image above is of Super Crema from a Domobar domestic espresso coffee machine. Impressive huh?