I use an automatic espresso machine. It is lazier than making coffee. It makes a decent americano at the push of a button with no filter to clean out. For lattes I usually head out, though I should do one at home once in awhile. I tend to do coffee for bigger groups. For that I just grind the beans and do standard drip coffee. Spella is my drug of first choice for all the above, though I have others I enjoy too.