We have had a number of different coffee makers over the decades, including paper filters and a very impressive glass Cona coffee system which was more like a chemical factory with all the bubbling. See https://www.cona.co.uk/cona-products-dining.php for a really arty version. Ours (shown on the web site as the kitchen model) didn't have the stand but it was a lot of fun. Gone the way of all glass some time ago. We also have a traditional Espresso machine for the cooker which is rarely used. We always fancied an Espresso machine and bought one from Lidl a few years back. However although the coffee was good it was such a faff to keep clean that we ended up giving it to charity because we were never using it. We have cafetieres but the coffee doesn't seem that special. Friends have pod machines but again they don't seem that special. The fall back is instant - we have settled on Nescafe Gold Crema because that tastes best to us. Half awake in the morning, three spoonfuls and a big lump of butter topped up with cream. Mmmmm... However my son was introduced to coffee snobbery and the Aeropress. http://www.aeropress.co.uk/. He bought me one and I must say I haven't tasted coffee as good from any other source. It doesn't seem to matter which type of coffee or supplier, everything tastes outstanding. It is just a bit more effort to make the first thing in the morning for the extra strong coffee with cream and butter. So to all you machine users, I cannot recommend an Aeropress enough, although you may have your expectations unfairly raised for other coffee makers.