hi, (im in uk) Ive always used Nescafe, but lately tried these bags, like tea bags, but ground coffee inside them. So its like making tea, but its coffee, nice proper coffee. Now i dont want to go back to nescafe, as its cheap dried man made stuff? It dont taste nice either, its just really strong. But now my work collegue has shown me a pod.... it looks like a tea bag, but its got coffee inside....but we are drinking it without a pod machine......is this ok???? So i need to learn about these methods, ways to make coffee. i think i need a coffee machine....but i dont want a machine that i have to wash up and takes ages to wash........as i only drink one cup of coffee in morning. So....there is ground coffe which is powder form? And there a pod method....... Can someone explain the various machines available to buy and the various ways to make coffee, please. Thankyou thankyou. And the various milk substitutes.......i use coffee mate, its like powder cream........ when i use milk, i find i have to put in alot to make it whiter....which in turn makes it colder and less hot to drink, so you gotta microwave it....... So i use coffee mate......anything else im missing?