Before sending me a note, please take the time to read the following FAQ. I will not respond to questions that are answered here.

I bought a machine from you and…

No, no you didn’t. I do NOT sell espresso machines. (Don’t you think I’d mention somewhere on this site if I did?) However in the Buying Guide section I do link to several reputable online espresso-related product retailers. If you wish to buy a machine that’s a good place to start.

Why doesn’t my espresso taste right?

That’s a very complicated question. Fortunately there’s an entire site devoted to this subject, and you’re already looking at it!
If you have a more specific question on this subject, please feel free to ask me. I’ll do my best to help.

How do I make coffee that tastes like Starbucks?

Starbucks’ line of beverages are primarily milk and/or sugar to make up for the fact that the coffee they use is very low quality (don’t be fooled by the price, you’re not getting what you pay for!) If the coffee you make at home tastes like Starbucks, you’re doing something wrong. Even with less than $1000 worth of equipment you can do better. MUCH better. Trust me on this one.

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