Re: On the same network as the coffee machine...
"making coffee is hardly a big deal"
It's a very big deal in this house.
Which is why we try to keep it as simple as possible.
Complete with backup systems:
If the coffee machine fails, there's the kettle plus a cafetière (aka French Press).
If there's no electricity, there's the gas cooker plus aforementioned cafetière.
(Yes, we have a spare cafetière)