The advances in technology and potential seem to be a double edge sword.
It’s great being able to make better coffee/ espresso, but the ever increasing complexity of machines and reliance on more complicated firmware/ software seems (to me) to increase the potential for reliance on specialist help in fixes and a shorter lifespan.
It’s like cars perhaps, the stuff you can do yourself has become so limited.
I was interested to see this machine pop up:
Seems to be the same approach to the beta extension to the minima, which I really hope isn’t completely dead. Could be a big selling point, having a solid core machine that you can take further if you want to.
In my view it presents the best of both worlds.