Just before the kids and I went to Sweden in March, our coffee machine starting behaving strangely; it repeatedly made a very loud noise and finally it stopped working all together.
Luckily there is a place here where you can service these Jura machines but when they told us it was going to take at least two weeks, Nathan almost bought a spare coffee machine to see him through that time! We have been thinking about one of those small and nifty pod machines, but the pods are horrendously expensive, and that's not just here I believe.
Our Jura luckily came back rather quickly, all cleaned and working perfectly again, with a new brewer installed. We have had it for over seven years and never really had it professionally serviced, so I guess it wasn't that surprising that it needed a bit of TLC.
Out of curiousity we wanted to see how long one of our 1kg coffee bean bags would last us, and compare what we pay per cup with the prices for those pods. So last month when it was time to open a new one, we set the coffee machine to count the cups.
In just about a month - and bare in mind we were away for 10 days of that... - we've made 86 cups of coffee! (Which means that we pay about $0,60 per cup). All together our machine has made about 7700 cups of coffee!
That's a lot of coffee!