I'm finally going to buy the Cafelat robot (decided to avoid the Rancilio Silvia , go with the robot in a first time and when I'll be old and rich I'll go for an upper range semi-automatic machine).
As I'll pay a lot of taxes and expedition fees, can you give me advice on the two following items:
1. Should I go for the barista version ? Financially speaking, it's a 60$ difference for a manometer. After reading forums, I saw mixed advice. Many posts said that the robot is tolerant, so I guess the manometer is maybe not necessary ? But if you want a precise control for all variables, I guess you need it ? Or the way the robot works, you don't really need this accessory ?
2. Should I buy extra baskets, portafilters, ... ? I will be generally the only consumer of the espressoand will drink only one or maybe two espresso's in a row
Thanks in advance,