As a first serious venture into the hobby field, I was drawn to coffee when I did an internship in London in 2012. The local coffee culture inspired me to start with an aeropress and small grinder, and now I've accumulated a bit of gear.
On the image, you see my setup: an SCAA certified filter machine, a Mazzer Super Jolly with modifications for single-cup brewing, and an Expobar Brewtus-IV, with mods for temperature and steaming milk.
If you like to start, the pages of Matt Perger on homebarista are a serious great starter. Learning about ratios is the way to go... Scroll down on that page to see where it all started, around 2016/7 (useful information has diluted a bit since then).
Get the hang of:
I tried approaching this scientifically, but there are too many parameters to sweep. So just go with it, it doesn't matter that greatly to be a bit off!