I've read some of the other topics on this, and have some specific questions. My husband wants to make coffee and flavored coffee, and I'd want espresso, hot chocolate and tea. My preferred espresso is Illy, but I tasted the Nespresso restretto and it was acceptable. Whatever machine we gets needs to be easy to operate (like 1 button easy) and take up minimal counter space.
It appears Keurig, Tassimo and Nespresso are the main options, but Illy also has espresso machines that take their capsules and pods.
Are capsules interchangeable, by any chance, between the different systems? How about the pods?
I understand you can refill the Nespresso capsules yourself -- any particular grind required? Would hot chocolate or tea work also? (And are other companies' capsules refillable?)
I believe I read the Tassimo system has a wider selection of flavorings, etc. Is that still the case?
Any recommendations based on our requirements?