What Kind Of Coffee Do You Use In An Espresso Machine?

Q: What kind of coffee do you use in an Espresso machine? I'm getting an Espresso machine off of Target.com, and I'm not sure what kind of coffee to buy.. is it better to grind your own, buy the pods, or just use regular ground coffee? Thanks!

A: Regular ground coffee will be too coarse a grind for an Espresso. I would invest in a coffee bean grinder and some Espresso or French roast beans (a darker roast is necessary for good espresso). Some places (i.e. - coffeehouses) will grind beans for you if you buy them at that coffeehouse. Some grocery stores also have coffeebean grinders you can use. I don't have any experience with the pods; I think that they're only good for machines made for pods.