Makes sense, after dinner espresso should be a grace note not a crescendo?
Those quantities isn't actually an extreme scenario when we entertain...we've been slowly adding and changing things to make large dinner parties less of a struggle. The last change was installing a commercial undercounter dishwasher, just to give you an idea of the stupid lengths we are willing to go to.
I'm restoring a two group machine now. I've been trying to figure out where the heck I could have room for it - other than the garage which is where it lives now.
We'd have to do some significant reconfiguration of the dining room, kitchen, or potentially the living room to accommodate it plus the grinder and space to work. It is not impossible but I'm going to have to figure out how much I really want to do it.
Acknowledging that mass producing lattes for people who are not espresso discerners is not necessarily the highest ambition of many on this forum - but I have a wife to please! She expects me to produce the requested food and beverages, on time and without cussing loud enough to trouble the guests. If she's going to afford me the budget and space to explore the possibilities of espresso, there will have to be compelling benefits for her