The backstory: Coffee is like music to Cait and Paul Sirianni’s ears. Before the husband and wife team owned two coffee shops in Madison, both were pursuing music — Paul was going to school for music production and Cait was making a record. When the opportunity emerged to buy a preexisting coffee shop on Monroe Street in 2013, the Siriannis seized it, knowing they would work their love for music into the business. Crescendo Espresso Bar + Music Cafe has become a hotspot for intimate performances and top-notch coffee. Then, in 2018, opportunity came knocking again, and the Siriannis decided to open a second Crescendo Espresso Bar location at Hilldale Shopping Center on the near west side.