My coffee technology has gone the way of all flesh. The only functioning coffee maker I now own is an aluminum drip pot, courtesy of my grandmother, who died in 1984. Yes, it works like a champ, BUT it's lousy at hot coffee, and there is a bit of coffee sludge at the bottom. My ancient Braun, a beast of a drip coffee maker, gave up the ghost with its power switch. While never my favorite coffeemaker, it was great for brewing 6-8 cups for the thermos and for when I had company. I bought it second hand in 1995. My cappuccino machine gave up after 3 years,which isn't bad for a sub-$100 machine. I used that thing nearly every day. So, the question is what to buy. Here are considerations. 1. I love stronger, hot coffee. I really love espresso/cappuccino. I would gladly get a new machine (give me suggestions). 2. I find that making more than one cup at a time is convenient, but I dislike the coffee getting cold as it sits, and I don't like my coffee to be cooked if it's sitting on a burner. 3. My husband is completely useless at making any kind of coffee unless it is a Keurig. I dislike Keurig machines. He's going to have to man up and learn to grind coffee like the rest of us. What are your favorite coffee technologies? What do you like about them?