Hi, I'm new to coffee, particualry making coffee drinks at home. I like coffee and milk together. I guess there are some things that distinguish cafe au lait from caffe latte. According to wikipedia, it's not really considered 2 different drinks in Europe, but in the US it is. I am just trying to decide on what machine or contraption I should buy to start making coffee drinks at home (coffee or espresso w/ milk for myself and Americano or just good cup of joe (black) for my husband). Is there a big difference between espresso and milk and "coffee" and milk that I need to be concerned about buying a machine that makes "true" espresso over something that just makes good coffee? Thanks for your help!