Just got this - serious upgrade for me as I usually just use an aeropress. I do however need a grinder to get the most out of it. It will need to be a hand grinder as want to save counter space. I had my eye on a feld47 but seem impossible to buy. Any alternative recommendations?
Mate you cannot even get 20% of the flavour from that machine with a hand grinder.
You need a very good quality commercial grade bean grinder to allow you to extract oils in a way that will show you the capability of the machine.
Otherwise in FUK terms you’ve just asked which primark jacket would look best with some Visvim denim, none mate , none .
Hand grinding is simply not suitable for espresso coffee as you cannot dial in the required consistency accurately unless you have a really good grinder with micro alterations in the grind .
In terms of getting flavour from your coffee beans the grinder is actually way more important than the machine so a machine that costs a quarter of yours with a good grinder will give you much much better coffee than your machine with a hand grinder.
You should be spending 300-600 minimum on a substantial grinder to work in tandem with that machine and the results will be as good as anything professionally made.