Do you like tasty or cheap? Most people like coffee from freshly ground beans better than coffee from pods. Home-ground coffee beans are often cheaper to use than pads. With beans you automatically earn back a more expensive machine. For some people, coffee cups are the middle ground in terms of taste experience, but coffee cups are expensive to use again.
Do you have the purchase of a more expensive machine for a cup of tasty coffee? And do you also like a cappuccino or latte? Then choose an automatic coffee bean machine. Or do you opt for a cheaper machine and would you rather pay a little more for coffee cups or are you satisfied with the taste of coffee pods?