I've been making espresso based drinks with a Cafe Roma for a few years, and I'm ready to upgrade. I have already done a grinder upgrade, so I really just want to focus my budget towards a machine. Unfortunately, I don't think I can afford a HX machine so right now I'm looking at:
Stay in budget
I'm not particularly concerned about the warmup time, though time between shots/steaming function would be nice the faster possible... (this is a "nice to have").
My question is:
Which of these you would recommend, and why. Also, if there is a machine that you would recommend but is not one of the listed here/why.
Thank you for all your help!