Home Espresso Set Ups under $599

Breville Barista Express BES870XL Espresso Machine

Price: $560 from Seattle Coffee Gear and Amazon

Pros:

Less to do and clean.

One machine does it all.

Good brand with good reputation.

Cons:

Expensive compared to the other solutions.

Grinder performs best with darker roasts.

Hard to repair yourself.

Flair Classic

Price: $160 from Flair

Pros:

Manual device is easy to clean and maintain

Manual extraction gives user more controls

Cheaper price for solid quality

Pretty portable

Cons:

Need separate hot water source/grinder/steamer

Takes more time to use and clean

Requires some practice

Minipresso GR

$50 from Wacaco

Pros:

Cheap price for brew quality

Lots of accessories

Easy to use with almost any grinder

Highly portable

Cons:

Lots of plastic parts

Wears out over time

Needs separate hot water source/grinder/steamer


Bialetti Moka Pot

$30 on Amazon for 20 oz

Pros:

Comes in different sizes to make lots of espresso at once for bigger groups

Cheap price for good quality

Cons:

Only 2 bar extraction so not a lot of crema

Requires separate grinder/steamer


Lido E Coffee Grinder
$190 from OE Coffee Grinder


Breville BCG820BSSXL The Smart Grinder Pro

$200 on Amazon


Stainless steel stove-top steamer Item 50SS

$60 on European Gift
$30-$60 used on E-Bay and Etsy


Staniless Steel French Press

$30-$50 on Amazon, Home Depot etc

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