Have you got a photo?
Firstly the bad news - those eurolab machines are not very good machines and you will not get a great result from them. I suspect your pf is one of those crema enhancer systems. Others on here will tell you how to deal with it as I have no experience of them.
The other alternative is to use a french press (plunger). Instructions for great results using one of these can be found here.
The beans/coffee you are buying are stale and just plain rubbish. Boutique roasters are expensive, though I think you may be able to buy beans at a reasonable (though still not cheap) price from one of the site sponsors or, when Andy has it set up, Coffeesnobs Brown.
As for a grinder, if you cannot afford a decent electric burr grinder at present, try getting a good hand grinder. Once ground, the coffee is stale within 3 minutes, there is nothing you can really do about that except to grind yourself. Baccarat makes a pretty good hand grinder for about $30-$40.
Another suggestion is to start roasting your own using a cheap popcorn popper. It is very easy and there are a few posts which explain how here on coffeesnobs. Buying greens and roasting your own reduces yur cost buy approx 2/3s
Thats the best suggestion I can make for your situation. I hope it helps.