Espresso/Cappuccino recommendations

kaya

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A redundant question, but I am in a bit of a hurry to order an espresso/cappuccino machine for a wedding gift. Can anyone please help recommend one? Price range is $400-$500.

Also, if someone can recommend a link where is the best place to order one?

Much appreciated!
 
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kaya

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It's for my cousin. I know she loves drinking Starbuck's. I don't know if she has a grinder or not, but if need be, I can also purchase this (can you recommend?).

I'm not a coffee drinker, so all this is new to me hence why I'm turning to this forum for help! Thanks!
 

shadow745

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Well for the average coffee drinker I'd recommend something like the Starbucks Barista machine and matching grinder (conical burrs) that can be found at $bux often. The machine is a rebranded Saeco and the grinder is a rebranded Solis Maestro. You might find a closeout deal on both. Of course there are much better machines and grinders out there, but for the money you intend to spend this would be a nice combo. Later!
 

shadow745

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One more machine just came to mind. I was at a Linens N Things store here in North Carolina yesterday and noticed they had a Francis Francis X1 Trio machine for $499, which I believe is a fantastic price. That machine has some nice features and is an ESE pod only machine, which your cousin might benefit from. No grinder needed. Just a thought.
 
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