Great espresso begins with great coffee and a good base line recipe. Developing a great espresso at home is involves experimenting with dosage , grind and water with extraction time. Experiment to your liking . The matter of what machine is best for you, well this depends on 3 factor. 1- Experience 2- Convenience 3- Price, we offer classes to test each machine and experience the art of espresso. Use our recipe Grind 20g in\/36g out 24-26 secondsTemperature 201° A scale is the most important tool, use the scale to weigh the grind in and espresso out. Using a scale gives you your true brew ratio. Consistency and Repeatability – Once coffee and water are measured, a scale enables you to repeat this with the same result every time. Easy Starting Point 2:1 ratio 20g in\/40g out OR 20g in\/36g outExperiment!