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Ryogo
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Posted Tue May 1, 2012, 7:52am
Subject: First machine - 300-400$
 

I would go for the Silvia, but I'm quite low on the budget so I thought maybe I would pickup something less pricey for the start and then upgrade to Silvia some time later.
So, I have 300$ (well... 400$ for the special case) and a local store (http://domkofe.odessa.ua/) I thought I would pickup something there. Any recommendations?
And for the grinder - as for now I would stay with my Krups gvx 242 and upgrade later.
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Posted Tue May 1, 2012, 8:02am
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"Espresso for under $300"
"How to Buy an Espresso Machine"

 
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Posted Tue May 1, 2012, 10:42am
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Read the link above and then this one http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/grinders/497813

the grinder is king not the espresso machine .

PS read ALL of how to buy an espresso machine.

 
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Posted Tue May 1, 2012, 11:02am
Subject: Re: First machine - 300-400$
 

Ryogo Said:

Any recommendations?
And for the grinder - as for now I would stay with my Krups gvx 242 and upgrade later.

Posted May 1, 2012 link

Definitely upgrade the grinder.  If you're wondering why then you haven't even started researching.

Ryogo Said:

I would go for the Silvia, but I'm quite low on the budget so I thought maybe I would pickup something less pricey for the start and then upgrade to Silvia some time later.

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YMMV but I wouldn't really consider moving from a single boiler to another single boiler an upgrade.  What makes you think that you want the Silvia if you didn't have a $300/$400 budget?
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Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 4:15am
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Thanks fo the answers. I've read links you posted and thought I would save more money and then just buy a better grinder and machine.
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