Help!?! Where do I start looking for answers! It's become increasingly difficult to find (and refind) the most popular and informative espresso-related topics among the various forums. To make it easier for you to get started and to help you navigate to topics that interest you, this article contains links to the best topics, categorized by forum and subject area.
Best of the Buying Advice Forum
Below is a collection of this forum's most popular topics. To nominate a thread for inclusion in this list, please post a reply to this message. Remember to check the Resources page for other references.
- How to choose an espresso machine and grinder at the "right" price
- Newbie Introduction to Espresso - Buying Advice (video)
- Beware of fraudulent online espresso equipment vendors
- Espresso machines at various budgets and Grinders at various budgets
- Tips for Safer Online Buying of Used Espresso Gear
- First time buyers
- What E61 & Grinder would you buy for <$2K?
- HB Tamper Roadshow - Reviews
- Why are HX espresso machines so popular?
- Espresso Machines 101
- Looking for a cheap(ish) but decent starter espresso machine
- Help! $1000 budget for espresso machine & grinder
- Basic inexpensive espresso machine recommendations
- Best espresso gear on a student's budget
- Use preground coffee while saving for an espresso grinder?
- Super-Automatic vs Automatic vs Semi
- Need help choosing super-auto espresso machine
- Super-automatic espresso machine purchasing advice
- What are the "must have" accessories for a new espresso machine?
- Recommended inexpensive scale for weighing coffee?
- How long before you upgraded from a Rancilio Silvia-class espresso machine?
- HX espresso machine owners: Do you still have upgraditis?
- What was your upgrade path?
- Buying / upgrading espresso machine or grinder this year?
Tip: If you're new to making espresso at home, don't start with the forum's FAQs and Favorites. Instead, gain espresso preparation's prequisite knowledge by spending an evening on the site's recommended reading.
Unabridged FAQs and more
If you wish to explore a wider range of topics, some of which may be humorous, others that may be more esoteric, consult the exhaustive list of FAQs and Favorites. If you're looking for something amusing or occasionally thought-provoking, check out the site's Quotable Quotes.