Long time coffee drinker, but just getting into the espresso game because the wife enjoys her lattes and latte art. So we're learning together!
Got a Breville Infuser. It was paired with the Smart Grinder Pro, but it didn't play nice with the light roasts from my local coffee shop, it kept choking. So I recently picked up a Baratza Forte off a forum member here.
Our 'coffee corner'
The Forte makes a mess compared to the Smart Grinder Pro, Breville does do a good job with keeping the home user in mind with the magnetic catch tray. So I picked up a $2 tray to catch the grinds. I also single dose, so I switched from the Forte hopper back to the Vario hopper, and screwed a small cap into the hopper to limit the amount of popcorning that happens.