Theres your problem right there. Pre-ground coffee from the supermarket will be stale and youll never be able to get a decent espresso from it.Originally Posted by 4E4B5C4F75454D43465C532A0 link=1237782001/0#0 date=1237782001
As I see it youve got a couple of options. Keep using pods, or fix the grinder so that it grinds finely enough and use freshly roasted beans with it or buy a new grinder (at the minimum one of the Sunbeam Cafe Series burr grinders) and use that with fresh whole beans.
Otherwise, youll have to resign yourself to sub-par, crema-less coffee. :(