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Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine BES870XL
Breville Barista Express Review & Description (BES870XL)
The Breville Barista Express, with its rave industry reviews, is one of the best selling semi-automatic espresso machines available. The main reason for this is because it strikes a perfect balance between high performance and value. This affordable semi-automatic espresso machine is designed for both the connoisseur as well as the newcomer making the Barista Express one of the most versatile espresso makers out there. Many other espresso machine options out there require you to spend money on accessories in order to produce the espresso shot you're looking for. Not so with the Barista Express as it comes with everything you need including an excellent conical burr grinder, 1/2 lb sealed bean hopper, a steaming wand, frothing pitcher, and tamper.
This machines offers a slew of uncompromising features for a very attractive price point.
This is one of the few semi-automatic espresso machines that comes with it's own built-in grinder. That's a very big deal and a most-welcomed feature. With this machine, gone are the days of having to grind your coffee separately. This high quality burr grinder uses stainless steel conical burrs to ensure you get a consistent grind and you can use the grind dial to precisely set your grind size.
The Barista Express allows you to make one heck of a coffeehouse espresso in under a minute. That's exceptional performance when you consider it's price tag along with all of the the other things this machine can do. It's also very easy to clean and operate which are key selling points particularly for those who don't have as much experience with espresso machines. It's also worth mentioning that this does not have a touch screen like the Barista Touch. For those who prefer the classic push-style buttons, then the Barista Express' easy-to-read pressure gauge and knobs will be a welcomed site.
Capable of producing 15 BARS of pressure, this machine also offers pre-infusion which saturates the coffee grounds with low pressure water prior to brewing. The beans are essentially misted to serve as insurance against inconsistencies in grind, dose, or tamping. In short, it helps to maximize the extraction process and ultimately produces a better cup of espresso.
- Built-in conical burr grinder
- Dose-Control Grinding
- PEP (Precise Espresso Extraction)
- Dial for Grind Sizes
- Micro-Foam Milk Texturing
- Bean Hopper Capacity: 1/2 lb
- Water Tank Capacity: 67 oz
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