Maybe you prefer your coffee pods for the speed and ease. Maybe you get by with office coffee. You're ready to graduate to better coffee, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money getting back into the coffee scene. Really great coffee is brewed here:
Grinder - Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill:
Will this get some chaff on your counter? Yes! Will this consistency be as good as a Baratza? No! Is it worth it to not have a blade grinder, absolutely!
Coffee Maker(s) - Mr. Coffee 12 Cup Coffee Maker:
Ok, we are making a point here- making a great cup is more about the grinder than the machine. Pretty much any coffee maker is going to be successful at heating water and dumping it on the grinds. You may lose some temperature control and features with this one but it will get the job done!
Or: start the weekend with a pour over - Pour Over Coffee Maker Set: