Thanks Jaybo...I have a Capress burr grinder...had been grinding at 5 1/2 and it was ok...I am currently using Seattles Best "house" blend...today I knocked it up to 6 1/2...the grind was finer and did produce a "better" tasting cup.
Tomorrow I will punch it up another notch...I love espresso and owned a Krups pump unit for a number of years but recently sold it in a gargae sale. It surprises me how poorly restaurants make their espressos and cappies...poor crema or no froth...BOOOO!!!
Thanks again for the advice...I am a coffee lover!