The Rancilio Silvia’s massive 67 oz water reservoir feeds a 12 oz chrome-plated boiler, which is used for both pulling the shot and steaming your milk.
The small boiler size offers extremely fast recovery from shot to shot, meaning you can pound out an entire dinner party’s worth of espresso in just a few minutes.
And take a look at this thing's size and weight. It’s packing a ton of heft into a small package.
That’s because the Silvia is durable and made to last. Its brew group is commercial quality, so you’ll be pulling professional shots. With practice, you’ll probably be better than your local coffee shop!
Maybe you could charge for your espresso to offset the price?
I dunno, just thinking out loud.