| A Rancilio Silvia
home espresso machine.
Photo: Jay Ritmista, Flickr
Hooked on espresso? Yeah, me too. But not because we need it, right? It's because we love it. It isn't just a caffeine fix -- it's an act of passion. It's a foodie's delight.
Brewing espresso at home is a luxury enjoyed by few but might be more accessible than you think: Decent equipment starts at a basic splurge level before moving into "coffee has taken control of my life" exorbitance -- I swear!
Here's a guide to finding a machine that fits your needs (and your bank account).