Originally Posted by jabbur
I've been researching the machines. DH is often gone for work during the week so it's just me drinking coffee. My 1 year old 12 cup pot is shot. Reading reviews, it seems like the machines only last 2-3 years. Are you all satisfied with the machine itself and customer service if you've had problems?
I don't have one. I have used one in a hotel room. I much prefer my espresso machine. It takes about the same amount of time and only a little more effort. I don't have to buy those cups, and I'm not helping overfill the landfills with those stupid empty cups.
Have you considered getting an espresso machine?
I find espresso too strong for my taste, so I boil some water and dilute it. It tastes amazing - diluted, it doesn't overwhelm my taste buds and I can really taste the subtle flavours. It makes one or two cups of espresso at a time.