Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Review

The Breville Corporation is no stranger when it comes to making top quality household appliances. The company started back in 1932 where they made the first sandwich toaster. The toaster was an immediate hit and by 1974 it had already been introduced in Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. Today, almost 80 years later, the company is now owned by Jarden Corporation. They now produce globally and their products have been met with critical success amidst many others in the market. The company produces kitchen appliances such as coffee makers, juicers, sandwich toasters among others. Today we review one of Breville’s finest appliances, the new Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine.

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As any Barista will say, the best espresso is made from fresh beans which are ground only seconds before use. With this, Breville sought to make an espresso machine that would not only grind your fresh coffee beans but also make your coffee. Coffee beans start to lose flavor in under 5 minutes from when they are crushed. The Breville Barista Espresso solves this issue thanks to its integrated burr grinder. This in turn would make your coffee have a distinct taste guaranteed to take your taste buds to the next level.

The Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine is packed with a lot of features and it improves in every way from its predecessor, the Breville BES860XL. Nowadays, espresso is slowly becoming more of an art due to the effort put into each cup in a bid to find the perfect way. This Barista Express Espresso Machine allows you to fine tune your own adjustments ranging from grind size, grind amount among others. All from the comfort of your home, you are able to make premium café quality coffee regardless of whether you are a beginner or an aspiring barista. With so much customization, you will be able to explore the new found art of espresso making.

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The inbuilt stainless steel burr grinder comes in a conical shape that maximizes the grinding surface are allowing more coffee beans to be ground. The burr is easily removable to allow faster cleaning. It also has a grind size adjustment dial that allows you to fine tune the size of extraction of your espresso from fine to coarse depending on individual tastes. On top of that, there’s also another adjustable dial that allows you to choose the amount of grind you would want. Fine tuning those two dials will ensure you are in complete control of an efficient flavor extraction.

Another feature is the 15 bar Italian pump and a 1600W thermo coil heating system. This ensures that the water temperature is accurately measured so as to provide full-flavored espresso. It also comes with a stainless steel steam wand that is great for micro foaming your lattes and cappuccinos. The steam and is able to do a 360 degree swivel. There’s also automatic dosing feature that will let the machine take either two or one cup from the filter basket and then use it to create double or single dose. On top of that, there’s even an auto stop feature for when you want to grind hands free. Other notable features include a water outlet to remove excess water, dual wall filters for the novices as well as single wall filters for professional baristas, a cup warmer and of course the patented Razor dose trimming tool that helps you trim your extract to just the precise level to ensure accurate dosing.

Designed with the consumer in mind, the Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine comes in a stainless steel body and frame that does magnificent job at maintaining appearance in various places be it your office, kitchen or even study. The body is also highly durable.

 


Product Features

-Two adjustable dials for the grind size and grind amount.

-Filter size button to allow for either single or double wall filtering.

-Internal stainless steel conical burr grinder.

-Espresso pressure gauge that allows monitoring the espresso extraction pressure.

-Steam wand with 360 degree swivel ability for micro foaming and milk texturing.

-1600W thermo coil heating system that regulates water temperature.

-Cleaning light that light up when cleaning is needed.

-Removable water tank

-Tamper with magnetic storage capability

-Programmable shot volume buttons

 

The product also comes with a variety of accessories that include:

-Cleaning Kit

-Stainless Steel jug

– Water filter holder and filter

-Single and Dual wall filter baskets

 

Conclusion

The Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine is no doubt a game changer in coffee making and is a great and attractive buy for someone looking for a top notch espresso machine or a replacement for an older Breville model.