“In my day, we’d just put our coffee beans in an old sock and hit it with a hammer.” Thanks dad, I guess that’s one way to do it. For the rest of us, an actual coffee grinder will do the trick. But there are so many ways to prepare coffee, from drip, to French press, to espresso machine and beyond, and within each of those there are myriad variations. You don’t have to be a coffee aficionado, either. You just want a machine that produces consistent results so once you find what you like, it’ll just keep making it. Here are a few things to consider before you buy yours.