Breville BES500BSS Bambino Plus Brushed Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

Last updated date: July 30, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

Breville BES500BSS Bambino Plus Brushed Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Breville Breville Bambino Plus Brushed Stainless Steel Espresso Machine placed 5th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
423 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The footprint on this machine is super slim, so those of you who are tight on space, but can’t bear to settle for a tiny drip machine are finally in luck.
- Roasty
The Bambino’s most unsurprising feature is its ability to pull a great and consistent shot.
- Gear Patrol
very easy to use, the espresso taste and quality are amazing and all with a very good price.
- Seattle Coffee Gear
This potent little machine is fast and easy to use, and it will impress beginners and experienced baristas with its consistent espresso shots and silky frothed milk.
- The New York Times
Low Pressure Pre Infusion
- The Coffee Insider
What experts didn't like
Unfortunately, one of the bigger drawbacks that we encountered with this machine was the lack of a grinding mechanism. For some, this is no problem all. However, as this machine is geared mostly towards beginner and intermediate at-home baristas, it may mean some extra costs if you want to have fresh espresso (which you do–trust us).
- Roasty
As noted above, espresso requires a level of precision that drip coffee does not. A shot pulled with too much, too little or stale coffee will taste off.
- Gear Patrol
I like it but I am surprised that when I run a water cycle with no coffee through the portafilter, the portafilter ( including pressurized cup ) remains filled with water at the end.
- Seattle Coffee Gear
Big Price Premium For Color Upgrade
- The Coffee Insider

From The Manufacturer

Automatic microfoam milk texturing: The automatic steam wand allows you to adjust the milk temperature and texture to suit your taste; Delivering Barista quality microfoam that enhances the flavor of the coffee and is essential for creating latte art

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