Breville BES870XL Barista Express Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

Last updated date: July 30, 2020

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Breville BES870XL Barista Express Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

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In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Breville Breville Barista Express Stainless Steel Espresso Machine placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
6,071 user reviews
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What experts liked
The semi-automatic Breville Barista Express brews better espresso than more expensive machines. It's comparatively easy to use and keep clean, plus it has an attractive stainless-steel design. It also has a built-in burr grinder for hassle-free coffee ground dosing.
If you are an absolute beginner, you would love its two dual-wall, pressurized filters that regulate the pressure and optimizes the extraction, leaving you with a perfect espresso without worrying about complex functions.
- Coffee Makers Advisor
Breville is well known for building great coffee grinders. Stainless steel conical burrs and 16 grind settings allow you to fine-tune your grind size and dial in that perfect shot. It doesn’t get any fresher than dropping the beans right from the grinder into the portafilter.
- Home Grounds
a semi-automatic espresso machine, is among the most reliable gear when it comes to a great tasting espresso. It comes with a built-in conical burr grinder that lets you ground your own coffee.
- Cuppabean
Built-in bean grinder gives you control over final product
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
The Breville Barista Express requires some effort to operate compared with fancy super-automatic machines.
Although Breville has put in a lot of effort on designing and performance, some features like hot water dispenser could have been improved. Moreover, while the machine itself works well, it does require diligent maintenance. A few skipped cleaning sessions can make your grinder loud, although it is easy to get a replacement; it nevertheless remains a weak point.
- Coffee Makers Advisor
The Express loses half a point because you’ll inevitably get some coffee grinds in your drip tray that will mix with water to create sludge. But this only happens because the built in coffee grinder exists. It’s inevitable, but not big deal.
- Home Grounds
Operation is not easily understood, you need to read the instructions
- Cuppabean
Relatively high priced
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

Dose control grinding: Integrated conical burr grinder grinds on demand to deliver the right amount of freshly ground coffee directly into the portafilter for your preferred taste with any roast of bean

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