OK gents, I love my coffee but have neither the time nor the money to invest in many of the fine tools & habits discussed here. I buy my beans in bulk, grind them before brewing, and use a Mr. Coffee drip machine during the week and a Krups steam espresso machine on the weekends.
My wife & I were in Bed, Bath, & Beyond recently, and as I usually do, I drooled over the coffee stuff while she did her shopping. I thought about how a combination machine would save some space on the counter, and I found one that had a very nice price:
Note: the pump version of this is quite attractive, but it's $300 and I can't see myself spending that much on a coffee machine.
Are these combination machines (specifically this one) really worth parting with a perfectly good 12-cup Mr. Coffee and a mostly OK Krups steam espresso machine?