Hey guys, my significant other's birthday is coming up (6th-Aug) and I decided to gift her with an espresso machine. She loves coffee, and since she worked as a barista for a while (very succesful, as pointed by many of her daily customers), she knows how to work a coffee machine inside out.
Seeing as I'm getting a bonus this month, I thought: "Hey, might as well buy her a nice birthday present, so I can bargain for spending $400 on a PC case later on."
Unfortunately, I don't know jack about espresso machines (I drink hot chocolates), so I've been trying to find the best coffee machine for her on Noel Leeming-like websites. Ideally I'd like to spend around $300-400, but my budget can stretch to $500, if required.
Suggestions (and considerations) are welcome.