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Thought I would share my espresso setup with all of you. I wanted a cheap setup with the results of that more expensive equipment offers.

I put links in below to all my tools and the mods i did.

Espresso Machine: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F49XXG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000F49XXG&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=GHL3IEZWQ37XAWQM

For $89 you really cant go wrong. This is a single boiler with brass fittings and 15 bars of pressure. The only catch is the steam wand is a panarillo and the basket is pressurized. But as you can see from my pictures i have replaced the steam wand with a traditional and the basket with a non pressurized basket as well as made the bottom naked.

Steam wand:
https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rancilio-silvia-steam-wand-version-one

If you look it up on amazon its going for 44 bucks plus shipping. The cheapest i found was from seattle coffee gear. Make sure its the version 1

Grinder
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LW8122Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00LW8122Y&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=KRKLYRGH62EKI3GQ

A grinder is THE most important part of good espresso, a blade grinder wont do. This one is the ONLY entry level burr grinder that you can get for espresso. Its $129 but its well worth the investment especially since its the only one that can do espresso under $300.

The after market basket
http://www.thegourmetdepotco.com/delonghi/607706-2-cup-filter-basket/

This is the only place i found to carry this basket. It also is the ONLY one that fits and is non pressurized. Trust me when i tell you this is the basket you want. For 10 bucks. Well worth it, the results over even the standard unpressurized mod is significant.

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Tamper
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B703BNU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B703BNU&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=2T6SNLCHBY5FHEVR

Knock box
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016J76CE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0016J76CE&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=BELPVO3T6KNKT33U

Tamper Mat
http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=Cafelat%20Corner%20Tamping%20Mat%2C%20Black&linkCode=ur2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=BKY64DOAB5LNSSHN

Thermometer
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014X87ZM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0014X87ZM&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=P4XWA5GB2QRD6M76

Milk Frothing Pitcher
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MR6I9I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000MR6I9I&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=JIXONNDYCNYWZG6R

DeLongi Double walled espresso shot glasses
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MALMT2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004MALMT2&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=CIIE7KEPDMCYY2JS

Scale for dosing properly:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C3CAB8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004C3CAB8&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=X36Z7XE4TKO3IGXE

Airscape container:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00167XN14/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00167XN14&linkCode=as2&tag=freeandroidtu-20&linkId=L2KE4KDDU2CTWQ4I

sources for modding:

General
http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machines/522849

Steam wand replacement walk through:
http://www.kennethballard.com/?p=524

It really wasnt that hard to do. I now have coffee as good as you can get from any high end coffee house. My espresso has notes that i never knew espresso could have. The potential in this little 89 dollar machine is enormous and when using the same coffee from my local fine coffee house I achieve similar tasting results.

If you need any help or advice, im always here. Ask away in the comment section
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