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Recommendation Since you want a bean-to-cup brew machine, you're limiting yourself quite a bit in terms of choice. That can be a good thing as it narrows down your options. When to bean-to-cup brew machines I'd recommend the Breville Grind Controlâ„¢. It's not a commercial-size machine, but with only 6 people that would probably make it needlessly expensive....


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There are a few options you have here and 500€ is a good budget. You want good coffee throughout the day with the least amount of work possible. Also I assume you are looking for large cups of coffee since you tried instant and french press. So you should forget about espresso machines and forget about anything handmade. You need something automated for sure....


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I can make a few assumptions based on your story. First, I clearly understand that you are also short on time. Second, as you mentioned barista style you tend to drink espresso varieties and don't check the options for disposable single-use filters, etc., which are easier to clean. 500$ budget is more than enough for a reasonable home setup. You have two ...


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I would recommend this Nespresso machine. Because it is cheap and easy to clean for workers. It has a good pressure if you need an espresso machine. It is easy to use, just put some water an turn on, in few minutes it is ready to brew. It needs capsules so that it doesn't create a mess around machine.


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I recommend Hoffman's "The World Atlas of Coffee." He gives you history, tells you about different methods of brewing, roasting, and teaches about growing and processing as well. A very well rounded introduction. The World Atlas of Coffee So far as a book focussed more on brewing, I recommend Rao's "The Professional Barista's Handbook." His blog (also ...


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