I speak the truth when I say that I have become some what of a coffee snob in my mid 20's. As a teen I would settle for an instant coffee, however, as the years went on I developed an appreciation for freshly brewed coffee. Nothing beats the taste of a coffee, straight off the stove and out of the caffettiera (percolator) first thing in the morning. It's not just the flavor that is satisfying. I actually find the process quite relaxing and the aroma that feels the room is just what I want to be smelling before I start my day.