So I saved a few bucks this weekend by pressing my own coffee. It's a little more work than it's worth. And it has quite a different taste -- not worse. Very good actually. Just different.
My roommate was kind enough to get us a coffee press (woohoo, thanks Reza). He refused to get a coffee maker because he said he didn't want something ugly - something that looked like we'd see in an office. He's funny that way.
While I'm grateful to have the ability to make coffee at home now (yippeeee), I still want a coffee pot. I want to be able to push a button and walk away. When I return to the kitchen, I want coffee ready to pour! Picky? Maybe. But I'm all for simplicity. The reason I go to Starbuck's and Coffee Bean is for the simple convenience.
It takes longer to press coffee than it does to steep tea. It's not difficult to make coffee this way. It just takes more time and effort than I'd like to expend in the morning. I gotta admit though, the coffee press is easy on the eyes. I certainly don't feel like I'm in an office. And it's good to know I can make coffee at home now. Maybe I will appreciate it more if I get vanilla syrup and non-dairy creamer. Coffee's just not the same with honey and vanilla rice milk. That's just wrong.