I did a lot of thinking about getting a “real” espresso maker. The simple fact is I would have wanted a better one very quickly. I don’t want to be a, “obsessive practitioner” and really don’t get excited about such things.
The quality of what I’m getting from my Nespresso U “Bundle” setup is good enough that my track record of skipping coffee shops and waiting until I go home for a late day cup is very high. This was one of my main concerns when I first started considering which type of equipment I would get, so I’m really glad I chose Nespresso.
On the point below, “obsessive practitioners” and the like can’t deny the result. If they do, they’re just cranky!
The article pointed out that even the crankiest craft brewer respects Budweiser for their ability to create a consistent product.