Add up the money you spend tipping a real life barista. Compare it to how much this costs. See how quickly it pays for itself.
If you're getting coffee in a coffee shop, you need to tip your barista. That shouldn't even be a question. However, if you're making your own coffee with this Breville Barista, you can tip yourself. That means each and every time you make yourself a cup of coffee, you can pay yourself a dollar. This thing will pay for itself in no time! Unless you're rude to yourself. Remember, you as the customer are always right.