In the final installment of this series, Dan and Phillip discuss the capabilities, capacity, and consistency of the difference classes of espresso equipment. With six months of experience as a home barista (and he's really no longer a "newbie"), Phillip shares his decision process and offers his own advice for buyers in similar circumstances.
The earlier segments of the series are linked in the main thread, Espresso 101: Newbie Introduction to Espresso.
Recommendations for buyers and upgraders from the site's members.
This is a really good video, Dan. You should probably make it a sticky.
Thanks, Phillip and I appreciate your kind feedback. Because stickies take up valuable real estate in the topic listing, I try to minimize their use. The entire series is linked by a sticky in the Tips & Technique forum and also shown as a top-level article here linked from the How-Tos. Hopefully that will make the series easy for new members to find (and with luck, will lead to more thoughtful discussions ).
Another great video. Sad to see the newbie video series end