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Hunting for a budget espresso machine

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Hunting for a budget espresso machine

flamesfan81 | Feb 21, 2010 06:13 PM

I'm searching for an entry-level home espresso machine, around the $300 range. Figured I should get used to one of those and work my way up to a truly great one such as the Rancilio that I'm sure will be suggested to me!

Any suggestions for a retailer in Calgary I might be able to find someone knowledgeable enough to help? I've done a fair bit of research, and the Gaggio Espresso line (Pure/Color/Dose) seem to be a good fit, but many of the retailers who sell online either dont ship to Canada, or charge very high shipping fees.

If someone in the know has any other suggestions, it would be much appreciated. As a good grinder is key to the perfect espresso, I'm also in the market for one of those as well.

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