I drink coffee - only about 4 a day - but every day and mostly its all I have for breakfast.
Mostly what is probably called a long mach or a long black with some milk.
Sometimes I have a latte when I'm out.
It might surprise some of youse but the basic ingredient for a good coffee is ......er ..um ....... good coffee. Roasted well - not too dark and bitter.
I have a mate who has had a few high end commercial machines plumbed in - his coffee is a bit above Starbucks.
Most baristas, even, or especially, in Melbourne often have their hand firmly pulling on the wrong lever.
I have a candle /kero vacuum machine, a filter machine, a one cup filter, a plunger and a good old reliable Bialetti.
I also have a local fresh roaster within 1k
The best coffee is possibly by the vacuum machine - however its fiddly , cumbersome and time consuming and its not far ahead of the next best - which is ...the one cup filter - its takes nearly twice as much coffee grounds but it makes the superior cup. Next is the plunger - but it needs a coarser blend.
What do I use everyday? - the Bialetti stovetop. And you know what folks (as sleazebag Kev would say) I often take people HOME after a barista coffee for a GOOD coffee.
You know it makes sense