europachris wrote:Is it more of an espresso type beverage or true coffee? I've not tried any of the pod/pressure type machines. My uncle has a Lavazza Espresso Point machine that uses pods and brews a pretty decent espresso.
Only problem with the pod machines is that you're locked into a particular type/style of pod which can limit variety and drive up cost. But, you sure can't beat the convenience!
My method is a little more labor intensive - first I have to go roast the beans at least a day beforehand, and then warm up the machine, grind the beans, etc.
Kinda sorta, but not really.
I bought (Ok, ok..the wife) bought an optional cup with a screen where you add your own favorite coffee or Tea, or Cocoa, so you really aren't locked into anything anymore.