I'll admit it, I'm a coffee snob. I used to always turn my nose up at anything made at home rather than a coffee shop. But the coffee shop nearest to my house is mediocre, so I was driving between 20 and 40 minutes one way every day to get my caramel latte fix. Everything changed when I bought the Gevi espresso machine, which is now on sale for $130 (save $70) during Prime Day.
I never in a million years thought I could rival my favorite coffee shop's lattes, until I did. The Gevi is super easy to use once you get the hang of it and takes no time to craft your favorite drink. If you're an avid latte drinker, I recommend finding a homemade recipe for whatever sauce you like -- for instance, caramel or vanilla. I always add the caramel first, then brew the espresso over it so it blends well. Then I pour the steamed milk through the center (you'll need a milk frothing pitcher -- I have this one). It tastes exactly the same as when the coffee shop makes it -- I just make mine less sweet.
Now, instead of spending $35 each week on fancy coffee drinks, I buy a bag of ground espresso beans for $20 every few weeks. I do recommend buying a canister to keep your coffee grounds fresh -- this is the one I bought. Also, if you don't have espresso cups, these are a great option.
I've only had the Gevi espresso machine for a little over a month so I can't speak to its lifespan yet, but so far I'm really impressed with it.