Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine (BREBES870XL) - Stainless Steel
The Breville Barista Express is a programmable, semi-automatic espresso machine that's engineered to deliver espresso in under a minute. It has a built-in grinder with adjustments so you can control how fine you want your beans to be ground.
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- Steam pressure
- Temperature control
- Dual and single wall filters
- 15-bar Italian pump
- Powerful thermal coil heating system and cup warming tray
- Low pressure pre-infusion pump for optimal espresso temperature
- Auto-purge system
- PID temperature control
- Hot water feature
- Pressure gauge
- Built in tamper
- Details & Specs
- Outstanding after several months of ownership.by Mike
from London, ON on January 8, 2019
This espresso machine is of utmost quality. The grinder is powerful and doesn't seem to have any issues with oilier beans. I find the adjustments on it have fine enough resolution. The programmable aspects of this machine (temperature and volume) are a little un-intuitive but the average user probably won't adjust them ever and the experienced will set-and-forget. I love the thoughtful touches on this machine, the large water resovoir means infrequent refilling, and intuitively, there's a very large (easy to clean) drip tray to match! The auto-shutoff on the hot water spigot is the perfect amount for a 10oz Americano after you've pulled your double-shot. The cleaning kit is a nice addition and the inclusion of 4 filter baskets makes this machine more versatile than others out of the box. For the inexperienced, the filter baskets included are two sets of single and double-shot volume. One set is single walled, the other double walled. The enthusiasts will appreciate the tune-ability of single walled baskets while more casual espresso drinkers will probably enjoy the consistency of the double walled basket. The build quality is also outstanding, this coming from someone who works in medical device engineering. Mostly stainless construction with limited plastic. Heavy design that won't move around on the counter and sits dead level. The buttons and switches in addition to the portafilter itself feel excellent. I couldn't have designed it better myself. I have not had to clean it internally yet, we've had it for about 2 months so I don't know how difficult that process is yet. If I had to gripe about one thing, it's the single boiler construction. I totally get it from a cost saving perspective but there is about a 15-20 second delay between turning on the milk frother and steam being produced. Not surprising on machines around this price but something to be aware of. I see we can't mention prices here, but let's just say you should wait for a sale, it's OK value at full price but seems to be frequently discounted making it an outstanding deal.
- Amazing cafe quality coffee at homeby FarK
from Toronto, ON on October 29, 2018
I did extensive research & finally settled for the Breville barista Express. I must say, I was not disappointed!! It truly lives up to its reputation. I now look forward to waking up in the morning to make my coffee. My only suggestion for improvement would be to improve the coating of the steam wand. Even after wiping the milk immediately after use, its still tough to get all the hardened milk off easily. I highly recommend this machine to anyone looking for cafe quality coffee at home.
- Awesomeby Davinder
from Fort Mcmurray, AB on July 23, 2018
We have had this Espresso machine for almost two years. It gets used daily, up to four times and maybe more. It has run flawlessly for us. Very simple to use, once you get used to it. We went from a Keurig to this amazing machine. We highly recommend it. Get it on sale, as we did from Best Buy. If your not getting espresso, make sure that you adjust the grind setting wheel that is on the side and also make sure that you are tamping the ground coffee with ample pressure. Its a bit of a learning curve. Lots of Youtube videos out there to help. Also changing coffee beans effects the espresso (hence changing the grind setting and tamping). We stick with a couple of brands of beans and have consistent results. Enjoy!
- absolutely amazingby Elina
from West vancover, BC on July 14, 2018
I purchased this machine a couple of months ago. At first it was a bit tricky to get it working but I eventually figured it out. I used to go to starbucks everyday to get coffee but after I purchased this machine I realized that there would be no need anymore. the taste of the coffee is just amazing; even better than the ones you get at coffee shops. Highly recommend it.
- Best coffee ever!by Ian
from Kingston, ON on July 6, 2018
I am very happy with my Breville Barista Express. I bought it because I was buying Americano's at Starbucks and wanted to create my own. Mine are much better. One thing to note is the default one and two cup settings are set to dispense one or 2 oz of water (not coffee) and when used at this setting produces a very horrible espresso shot. You need to reprogram the buttons based on a real typical espresso shot time that works with the coffee you are using. For instance for Starbucks espresso roast I have the grinder set to 6 and programed the 1 shot to 17 seconds to get 1 oz of espresso. For the 2 shot button it take about 28 seconds to get 2oz of espresso. This is from the time I hit the button to the 2 oz measuring mark. Again I am very impressed with this machine and would highly recommend it.
- Just made my first shotby ValLol
from Edmonton, AB on March 13, 2018
After my first attempt using freshly roasted beans from local roaster I have made an amazing coffee. Unit is smaller than I was expecting. Works fast. Very easy to use even if you don't really know how to make coffee. There is no point going to starbucks anymore :D
- Great Espresso Machineby Richard
from Orleans, ON on January 11, 2018
This machine produces perfect espresso, latte and cappuccino! Very easy to operate. Just love it!!
- Awesome machineby Dan Middleton
from Kelowna, BC on December 11, 2017
Love this machine. You can make an expresso, latte, machiatto, cappucino exactly the way you like it. It takes some practice to get it right. I am turning into a coffee snob with this one. Now I have to decide if I am taking this or my SUP to Mexico.
- Awesome no stress coffee system deliveryby Cheryl
from Chilliwack, BC on November 21, 2017
Bought this last year and it is a great machine; prior had a very very expensive Swiss made machine for 10+ years and was reluctant to go to a more generic brand. But this little machine does the trick and is zero maintenance in ease of use and upkeep. I recommend this coffee system whole heartedly
- Wooo-eeeeee! Coffee of champions!by TD Boombox
from Windsor, ON on November 19, 2017
I bought this lil machine just under a year ago and it has been a game changer. I used to rely on going to a store for lattes, but now I can make the perfect cup at home. My partner, who doesn't drink coffee, was questioning if our budget could handle such an elaborate expense. Well it went on sale and now I justify it every morning with my delicious maple syrup latte. How the books balancing now girl?
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