Irene wrote:I've never heard of the flare espresso before.. I'll check it on the forum.
Thank you Henry
Just be aware that the cheapest option of Flair is about 135€. With postages and taxes (VAT) I believe the 180€ is pretty much gone. Still, if you manage to save some extra for a grinder (like f.ex. Aergrind which actually is about 85€ plus postages - 60€ was only for Kickstarter backers), you can achieve something great.
One option is to look used machines from the eBay (ebay.it should provide the best chances) or...
Get an already refurbished vintage machine from http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/onsale_eng.htm
Not exactly for 180€ but pretty close (the cheapest ones are usually open boiler machines and thus not able to steam milk). And you would still need a grinder capable of espresso grinding.