This may be looked at by some as a little overkill for a hobby and not quite good enough for a small cafe, but for me (hobby) it was the next best and last upgrade. I love it. Very nice evenly roasted batches and the 1/2 pound per roast really add so much value for me. I have tried different beans with different roasts and each one comes out perfect.
We're still working out all of the parameters to pull a perfect shot, but this thing is already making some of the best-tasting espresso I've ever had. Believe the hype! I also love the (mechanical) simplicity of it. It will definitely last a lifetime.
La Pavoni, Professional Copper /Brass Espresso Machine PB-16