The Starbucks Barista Home Espresso Machine is a good espresso machine to have if you’re willing to shell out more dollars for a good quality machine. I would say this is a mid priced at just around $250; and for the price, this is a well-built and excellent espresso maker to have at home.
My sister owns one for the past few years and she says that it shows no signs of breaking down. When I visit her I know that a cup of espresso will be served, and the espresso is great. It makes a great cup, and makes plenty of crema.
I've been thinking about owning one myself, since the idea of not having to go outside my place to enjoy a cup of espresso is so inviting. Especially when the mood hits for a cup and I'm not particularly willing to go outside.