Help Please: I am looking for suggestions for latte machines

kmonroe99

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Looking for suggestions for a (mostly) latte machine. Budget under $1000 (desired).

Current equipment/experience includes Breville Bambino, Cafelat Robot, Niche Zero, Baratza Encore, Hario hand grinder, Kinu M47 Phoenix hand grinder.

Desires:
As automatic as possible
Low/easy maintenance (descaling, washing, etc.)
Excellent milk frothing and handling
Refurb machine is fine
2 - 5 lattes per day, almost never back to back; the occasional espresso.
I use mostly single origin beans from Red Bird or the Red Bird Italian Blend.

I'm not a fan of Breville grinders because of bad experience with a Smart Grinder. So I'm not sure a Breville with built in grinder would be on my list.

At the moment, *highly* subject to my next mood, I'm kind of thinking of a refurb Jura Micro 9/90.

There's nothing wrong with my Bambino, I'm looking for something to put at a different house which some family might need to use for a while. Keys are ease of use, ease of cleanup/maintenance and latte production.
 

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