Yesterday’s Toronto Star featured a few interviews on what it takes to make a great espresso — including the opinions of Stuart Ross, an award-winning barista and co-owner of Bulldog Coffee in Toronto, and Coulter Jones, the 2006 Canadian barista champion from Vancouver’s Caffe Artigiano.

However, only Mark Prince, of coffeegeek.com, was able to answer their questions about reasonable espresso machines for home use: TheStar.com – Espresso yourself.