But frankly, I really don't want or need a counter-hog like that. It would be rarely used and a monument to poor spending habits. I had a chance to get a free Keurig machine the other day and I walked away from it. Why? Because even at the price of free it requires cartridges that cost 50 cents to a buck, and you can make better, cheaper coffee by buying fresh roasted beans, grinding them yourself, and making coffee in a cheap coffee maker.
And ask yourself this: Are you really buying a $1200 espresso maker (or whatever) because you really are that much of a connoisseur of coffee or because you want to intimidate people when they come over, with your fancy machine? It is a valid question, and it is one reason these machines are so expensive, large, and have lots of dials and buttons on them.