The Breville Barista Pro is comparable in price to the Rancilio Silvia but comes with a built-in grinder. For his part, Suarez says: “I don’t think you necessarily need to. When you have less on one machine, you can kind of optimize for each thing. If the grinder
breaks, you’re kind of screwed.” But I think it’s worth noting that a good $800 espresso machine and grinder is actually quite affordable, as standalone grinders can also cost quite a bit. Barista-quality performance with a new intuitive interface that provides all the information you need to create specialty third-wave coffee at home. The built-in grinder delivers the right amount of ground coffee as needed for full flavor. With a warm-up time of 3 seconds and a precise espresso extraction, you go from bean to cup faster than ever before.