The Dolce Gusto KP 1006 Espresso Machine & Coffee Maker I found to be decent. I do like the coffee, but the lack of instructions is what turns me off. I know, it should be pretty self explanitory--put the pod in, add water, let it go. But some coffees/espressos/whatever they may be--require more than one pod. I never know which pod to use first, how much to use--obviously when it runs out it's too late--but it does not say to alternate the two so the coffee drink will be blended. I always have to stir it with a spoon. One more thing is the sound. It is kind of like a quieter version of a mixer to be honest. It has a humming sound, which stops when you're not using it obviously, but it kind of annoys me. The pros--it is small, easy to move around in my limited kitchen. It makes one cup at a time and there are no dishes to clean up/no filters, no coffee to measure out. I think it would be ideal for a single person or maybe the elderly, actually. Regardless, I cannot complain, it does what it is supposed to and I am satisfied.