Hi Beth, I like to have as much control over my coffee as possible. I used
to roast my own beans until I moved to an apartment where adequate
ventilation is a problem. I like the process of grinding fresh and
choosing the exact blend of beans I will use, blending them myself, very
often. I'm a bit of a snob in that regard, I guess. I want to have as
much control over the process as possible, from grinding to tamping to the
pressure of the pump in the espresso machine.