I've been a coffee lover for years and happy with my setup of Aeropress + Hario Grinder. I also use a Bialetti Moka Brikka at times. I also went to roasting my own beans using a popcorn machine to get different flavor profiles. But ever since I tasted great espresso from Blue Bottle and the likes, I now dreamed of having my own espressso machine and get to making that delicious cup at home.
I've been lurking here and other forums for awhile trying to figure out what machine and grinder to buy but still confused since there's a lot of factors which I think make it difficult. (for ex, Vibratory vs Rotary Pump, Temperature Stability, E61 vs , Servicability, etc)
The flavor profile I'm trying to get is more Blue Bottle type, full bodied, more chocalatey/syrupy.
My background, I'm willing to spend as much as $6000 and master my technique to achieve the same results everyday. I drink 1-2 cup(s) latte per day.
Even if I'm spending that much money, I would rather get the cheapest setup to achieve those results.
What would that setup be? I can go as low as a Silvia + Rocky or as high as a Linea Mini + Mazzer Lux D or any combination.