I'm another Aeropress convert. I have to admit to using it with preground coffee... usually decaf. After serious problems with an over-active thyroid, I can't tolerate much caffeine these days.
Hubby has a tassimo coffee machine as he like frothy coffee. I only drink black coffee and much prefer my hob perculator. Takes longer but the flavour is so much better.
I love my Tassimo machine
I grind my own and use an aeropress
Cafetiere in work. 'Mrs' has a Tassimo. I have a domestic espresso machine. But the Mrs has a 2 station commercial espresso machine in the kitchen, it's not plumbed in.... yet.
I buy my coffee beans (Italian/Mocha blend) from Roberts Coffee - either online or preferably in person. Bought an aeropress after my stove-top mocha pot had been used to death and fell apart.
+1 for Tassimo. They're quick and easy (and only heat the water they need for 1 cup so eco friendly too - although all that plastic wasted in pods is another issue...)
They're always doing some kind of offer on the machines, and the supermarkets are always doing offers on the pods. Tesco are doing 2 boxes for £6 ATM which works out at 19p per pod for Costa Americano which is the only one you'll ever need!
Also does decent Cadbury or Milka hot chocolate (the Suchards ones are OK, but not frothy like the others).
hallb15 (10th December 2013)
Here's one to throw at you guy. What about a bean to cup machine? This is my current unit I use but have used others in the past. Buy Saeco HD8750/18 Intuita Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine, Black online at John Lewis I have used others in the past a found them to be very good at making good strong coffee. RB
I got a cheapo espresso machine from lidl a few years ago which is still going strong. Got a couple of £1 packs from pactcoffee that i'm currently working my way through.
I've got one of these. Buy fresh beans from the local roaster and it's superb.
When it does eventually go bang I'll be investing in separates though. Coffee can get very expensive very quickly!
I've got a senseo but then bought a coffee duck for it which is a refillable unit.
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