Ever since my trip out to Switzerland, I've been jonesing for an espresso machine. After a lot of research, checking out lots of youtube videos, almost pulling the trigger various times, I ended up purchasing the DeLonghi ESAM5600 SL from JL Hufford. I briefly considered Nespresso machines, but without recycling centers nearby, it seemed like very wasteful and not to mention the cost of the pods would be expensive over the lifetime of the machine. Besides: I like to be able to choose my own beans.
We'll see how this DeLonghi holds up over time. I expect to get a lot of use out of it