I was a barista in high end coffee for approximately 8 years. With a recent career change, I have had a constant itch for making good espresso at home. Unfortunately, I do not have the counter space or ability to have a water line attached. I am primarily looking into manual espresso machines. Ideally in the ~$200 to ~$500 range. Does anybody have any suggestions for a great manual espresso machine that doesn’t break the bank?