Hi all.

Long time lurker. Looking at upgrading my current machine after pressure from a friend. I'm coming from a delonghi esam5500t given it was given to me by someone leaving the country. As a uni student at that stage it was the perfect machine however I have a further appreciation of coffee and espressos now.

What I'll use the machine for.

Espresso in the morning or two. Piccolo to take in the car.

Making babycinos for my young sons.

Occasional 4 drinks on the weekend.

I'm not looking for a demanding machine however want something that is suitable for now.

In 5 years the plan is to build a house and out of this one and will then upgrade to a plumbed model but for now just needs to complete these simple chores.

What would you go with?

BES920 and a grinder other than the smart or the mechanika and a grinder.

I'm in perth FWIW