As you may or may not know, I am a bit of a coffee snob. I know what I like, and I am likely to turn up my nose when I don’t like something. Once you have tasted some real coffee, and not that instant muck Â from NescafÃ©, you will realise that not all coffee was created equal. Above all coffee should be created fresh. This starts with the beans being ground fresh then making sure that the water from a fresh source. Also for my coffee mug, you should really heat it in advance. Then of course there is the choice of beans. Â Here is a quick video of what I call my 2nd girlfriend. A DeLonghi Magnifica , which retails at about â‚¬400-â‚¬550 here in Germany. I picked mine up from a nice American for half price because she was heading back stateside. Â The bean hopper can store about 300g of beans. It grinds the beans internally and stores the spent coffee in a little internal bucket afterwards. They look like little hocky pucks when they come ou ! Â The water source at the side can hold about 1.5L of water, which is good for about 10 coffees.