There is an irony to spending ages making a coffee in a format originally designed (or at least popularised) as a mass production / fast food
Nicely put. That’s my problem with it, but I totally get being drawn into it as a hobby, especially if nice espresso isn’t available close to home.
Nothing wrong with blends, good ones are greater than the sum of their parts and should deliver consistency, predictability and ease of brewing. Fortnums buy good coffee, you sure pay for the branding though.
Kenco Americano, yeah, nah that can fuck off.