I am the Student Ministries Pastor at a large church in Ottawa, ON and an avid coffee lover. We have recently just completed the construction of a youth room/cafe in our church building that will be used weekly for High School students. I have spent the last few days looking at espresso machines at various places...but I'm learning very quickly as I research that our $300 budget for a machine is not going to get us very far in terms of the demands we will put on a machine.
So, I thought it might be helpful to post something here and see if there are any of you that might have a commercial machine you're getting rid of or may want to donate to a great non-profit cause as we reach out to hundreds of youth each year.
Or maybe you know of a great low-end machine that would do us well too. I'd love to have any feedback you can give me.