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Old 02-21-2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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I am looking to buy an espresso machine and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations. I would like to keep the price around 200-250.
Sadly you missed out on a great deal by a start up company making a new espresso machine. They offered their machine to early adopters for $200 and it had a custom designed thermoblock, pid controller and is pod compatible. They tested their prototypes in a coffee shop.

PID-Controlled Espresso Machine by Gleb Polyakov and Igor Zamlinsky

You can actually still pre-order (as of writing this) for $300 and it may potentially come with design changes made during the manufacturing of other pre-orders. If I was going to be buying an espresso machine I would be buying this one.

Their machine will go on sale for about $400 after they fill the pre-orders.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #12
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I have one of these - it works every time and cost about 15 bucks...

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That is what I use!

I got mine in a thrift shop for a couple of bucks, cheap and easy, who could ask for anything more!
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #13
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That is what I use!

I got mine in a thrift shop for a couple of bucks, cheap and easy, who could ask for anything more!
Got one of those too. Love the space it doesn't take up.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:40 PM   #14
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Nespresso it is!

I ended up getting a Nespresso machine, and have no complaints thus far. For my busy lifestyle it is nice to be able to wake up, turn it on and brew a cup in the matter of seconds. Some day I think that I would enjoy a semi-automatic machine but price wise this is a perfect fit for me. I highly recommend Nespresso products if anyone is in the market. Thanks for all of you helpful advise DC!
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