I’m almost as obsessed with coffee as I am with tech. Usually at home I stick to Pourovers or French Presses. I’m lucky to have access to a La Marzocco Linea espresso machine at work (parents own a coffee house).
You should definitely try some fresher beans if you get a chance! Blue Bottle, Handsome Roaster, Intelligentsia, and Tonx all offer mail deliveries for recently roasted beans (though buying from a local roaster is a great gesture). You could even get into roasting your own beans in the oven, popcorn machine, or a legitimate microroaster. I used to go the Trader Joe’s route a few years ago before realized how stale their various blends were
You might also check out the Espresso community on Google+, created by Coffeegeek’s Mark Prince. His YouTube channel is equally impressive and informative