Okay, first and foremost, DO NOT turn this into a bit**fest over brands or beans or whatever. I like coffee, I love espresso, and I would really like to know more about both. First, are there any informative sites or resources out there for a 'newbie'? I know a little, but consider it n00b in nature so I can cover my bases correctly incase they are flawed. Secondly, I would love some recommendations for a good press/machine that a relatively poor university student could get his mits on. I don't mind doing a little work towards a good cup, or afterwards for cleanup, but I do prefer nice coffee to burnt crap. I am hoping this digs up all the coffee freaks on MR I know you all are out there, based on your jobs and the crap you each put up with one can only assume immense coffee intake is involved. Thanks in advance.