I finally got around to buying myself an espresso machine and I love it. I don't think I'll ever go back to regular coffee again. I got the SAECO VIA VENETO machine and it works wonders, although Im still trying to perfect the milk frothing stage. For my 1st batch, I just went out and got some Starbucks espresso roast beans and had them grind em up with their grinders. I know they are the evil empire, but they do make some decent coffee. Does anyone have any other recommendations for espresso beans other than starbucks?