Another secret to a more enjoyable coffee is to prewarm your coffee cup. Coffee that is served in in cups that have not been pre-warmed produces a coffee with a different taste. This becomes ever so much more important for espresso shots. A cold cup from the cupboard will rob your coffee of 10degrees C, making you coffee cool faster. If you then go and add cold milk, a cold spoon for sugar that is also cold, you could loose another 10c - not so delicious? A prewarmed cup will enhance the aroma, well, it at least wont inhibit the aroma or rob your coffee experience of the intense fragrance available.
A warm cup will retain the crema longer as well.
Porcelain cups can be prewarmed easily by filling with hot water while you are preparing everything else, or with a shot of steam.