Thanks so much for the responses!, sorry for the late reply, have been hoping for a laptop... but I'll just have to do this from my phone for now.
I have a new Silvia M model, and tend to put a pid on it, and am trying to buy a grinder as we speak. Looking at this one, or one like it...https://m.ebay.com/itm/MAZZER-MINI-TIMER-ESPRESSO-GRINDER-BRAND-NEW-/332716516922
I have been home roasting for a number of years with the behmor roaster, and I'm fairly proficient in its use. I have no experience with espresso at all, and rarely drink it! Go figure! But I want it so there you have it. Not much for going out to coffee shops and such so I imagine myself using this a lot if I had it at home so that is my theory. As for types of coffee, I've never met a decent properly roasted coffee that I didn't like! If I have to narrow it down, I guess I like Ethiopian, Sumatran, just about anything from Guatemala, Brazil, and so on. I love coffee!
So as roasting goes, let's say I buy some Brazilian beans, how would you roast this for espresso? Full City? I used to think that all espresso was extremely dark roasted but now I'm learning that simply not the case.