So, I got a lovely new (although inexpensive) Capresso espresso machine for Christmas, and have been getting used to making myself the usual drinks. I have been grinding my own beans (with a blade grinder), and am slowly learning the art of steaming/foaming milk. Still, the quality seems to be somewhere between Starbucks (eh) and Peets (good). Usually it seems a bit weaker than I would like. Are there any tips from experienced home-espresso'ers that can make my drinks better? Short of buying a $3,000 machine, of course . Thanks for the advice.