I have almost this exact setup: For the time being, I'm using Starbucks, but to be honest getting pretty sick of it. Maybe I'll try some Illy...every time I have it, it's delicious... Pretty much the same equipment I use. For the money (especially during one of their sales) I don't think you can beat the Barista espresso maker. I've been using mine with great results for more than four years. Personal choice for coffee is Miscelabar(sic?) Espresso from Pittsburgh roaster La Prima.