Kinbote Senior Member Joined: 22 Oct 2007 Posts: 131 Location: MA Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2012, 8:24pm Subject: Re: Best home espresso machine for under $600?
Dave's right, you'll get better info if you re-post in the espresso section. But personally, I'd suggest the Rancilio Silvia. I don't think it's far north of $600 and it's still the best entry-level machine for good home espresso.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 6,827 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012, 5:41am Subject: Re: Best home espresso machine for under $600?
I second the Le Let, my PERSONAL feeling is that the Sylvia is over priced for what you are paying, yes I do own one and use it at work and as a travel machine but it would not be my first choice.... or even third. YMMV!
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