I'm hoping the AT crowd can give me some recommendations for a home espresso machine. For years we've been using these two little (Krups and Melitta) steam espresso makers. [Pictured above.] (Why two? Because my husband and I had them and don't have the patience to wait to make a second while the little thing cools down.) This morning, the Krups, well, krupped out. So, it's time for a decent pump machine.
I don't want to spend a fortune, because I generally drink tea during the week and coffee occasionally - mostly coffee on weekends. Oh, and I need it to be easy. I do have a good burr grinder so would prefer not to use pods.