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There are thousands of machines, grinders, and accessories on the market.

Our mission is to erase decision fatigue, sift through the good, and find you the great.

So, whether you're

sick of spending $7 a day at the cafe for one latte

or hate wasting good beans 'dialing in' on unreliable gear

we can help.

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Hey 👋🏼 I'm Chris

I'm an espresso-obsessed coffee lover, cyclist, and software engineer who realized it's really hard to discover and compare all the options that are out there, and get meaningful advice on what gear is worth investing in.

So, I built Espresso Setup Builder to help you find the best espresso machines, grinders, and accessories for your budget and needs.

This is my promise to you

  • 1. To look at all the options out there.
  • 2. Form data-driven opinions.
  • 3. And suggest only the best.

5 Easy Ways To Use Espresso Setup Builder

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Want straight-to-the-point recommendations? We built an interactive quiz that gives you personalized suggestions based on your preferences!

2. Discover the Best

ESB is a collection of the best machines, grinders, and accessories out there. If you just want to see what's available, you can discover all machines, grinders, and accessories here.

3. Get 1-on-1 Help


Prefer a little more guidance? Book a private one-on-one free consulation with me, the ESB Concierge!

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