I have the entire Hario V60 cone/kettle pour over setup at home, Baratza grinder, and regularly (twice a month?) pick up $20/12oz bags of beans. Sometimes I question it all, but there are plenty of other places in my life where I'd rather make spending compromises.
Plus I find brewing a cup of coffee strangely therapeutic.
the hario skerton (engrish for skeleton?) manual grinder requires a bit of a modification as it wobbles and produces non uniform grind size, but otherwise is an excellent grinder that i would highly recommend. i use it daily
I had a hand grinder for a while. Electric grinder was one of the best investments I've made, used every day. I've been ordering my beans from peets online for what its worth and I've been satisfied with them. Currently just using a french press, but would like to get a one of those stove top espresso pots as well.
Not having time in the morning to make a cup of coffee with the french press and still needing the caffeine so you settle for some burnt, nasty garbage from the place on your way is a terrible feeling Worse when everyone tells you how great the coffee their is... Edited by VLSI - 11/4/12 at 2:16pm