Max Levchin is no ordinary espresso geek; as the co-founder of several companies including PayPal, he’s an espresso geek with a few hundred million dollars in the bank. So what’s his home setup like?
Forbes brings us the answer. Levchin’s equipment includes:
- La Marzocco Custom GS3 ($7,000)
- Naked portafilter ($95)
- Versalab M3 Grinder ($2,285)
- Reg Barber tamper ($69)
- Reg Barber knox box ($150)
- Acaia Pearl Black Scale ($150)
- Espresso Parts Scace 2 Espresso Machine Thermofilter ($600)
- Set of six Espresso Parts cups and saucers ($38.64)
Now for most of us, spending over ten grand on espresso equipment seems a little questionable. After all, that would buy you a shot of espresso at an expensive cafe every day for about a decade!
But for some of us making espresso at home is more of a hobby than a cost saving measure. I’m sure that’s true in Levchin’s case. Still, even if I had millions of dollars, I don’t think I’d spend $150 on a knock box. That’s just silly.
(All prices are in USD.)