If you are looking for a consistent taste of amazing espresso and cappuccino at home, then this is the machine to go for. This stainless steel semi-automatic machine allows you to control everything from grind to brew. You can take care of everything that a Coffee Guru checks like Espresso bar pressure (with a 15 bar pump), water temperature, coffee bean grind size and amount etc.
The Barista Express BES870XL Espresso machine was named the best new product in 2013 by SCAA due to its PID temperature control feature. This feature enables water in optimal temperature to go through ground coffee every time for best extraction of coffee flavors.
The machine is very easy to use and fast too. It will take you 60 seconds to brew an espresso and less than 2 minutes to get your cappuccino with attached frothier. For grinding beans, It has an inbuilt canonical burr grinder with a ½ lb removable bean Hooper. Grinder has controls like grind size and grind amount to ensure you get the exact ground coffee in port filter every time. It is a programmable coffee maker with an automated off feature. This means that you can grab coffee as soon as you wake up.
It’s hard to write everything about this coffee maker in this short description but you can watch this video from Breville Coffee Guru for a complete review.
- A very fast machine (60 seconds).
- Real home barista for consistent taste
- Stainless Steel body
- Easy to use and clean
- Has a temperature and pressure controller
- It is semi-automatic but works like super automatic
- Can only brew 1-2 cups at a time
- Grind volume is a little bit loud Some times
- Grind can at times spread on the counter