I really need to invest in an espresso machine. My ex and I had an Expobar that I LOVED but I gave it to him when we split up. I don’t want to spend so much money, though.

The biggest benefits to the above machine is that it’s sturdy as fuck and it brews and steams at the same time. The latter, I think, is pretty important. I don’t want to spend more than $500 and I am curious if any of you have recommendations?

If I can’t find a really good value then I will probably just get a new stovetop percolator and a nice milk frother...