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Breville Café Roma Espresso Machine ESP8XL


List Price: CDN$ 199.99
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  • Stainless-steel espresso machine with 15-bar Thermoblock pump
  • Dual-wall filter system for excellent crema; froth enhancer; cup-warming plate
  • Large, easy-fill 1-2/7-quart water tank; external water window indicates when tank is low
  • Removable drip tray and grid; ceramic espresso cup set and frothing jug included
  • Measures 9 by 9 by 12 inches

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Frequently Bought Together

Breville Café Roma Espresso Machine ESP8XL + R.S.V.P. Espresso Tamper - 50/55 mm + Cuisinox CRE-8217 Milk Frothing Pitcher, Stainless Steel
Price For All Three: CDN$ 176.88



Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 30.5 x 38.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 10 Kg
  • Item model number: ESP8XL
  • ASIN: B0002VAFWA
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 10 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,593 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

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Good crema from fresh beans
The difference is clear: espresso made from beans ground one minute ago (left) produces crema that is noticeably more rich and thick than espresso made from beans ground ten days ago (right). The verdict? Fresh beans are always preferable.

Fresh is Best

In the world of coffee, freshness can be measured in seconds. By the time even five minutes has passed, ground beans have started to lose their flavor. Grinding beans every time you want fresh espresso takes time, though, and oftentimes it becomes a tradeoff between taste and convenience. The Breville Café Roma solves this problem, delivering fresh, quality espresso at remarkable speed, thanks to its integrated burr grinder. Go from beans to espresso in under a minute—all in the comfort of your own home.

  Technical Specifications                                                                          Benefits

Pump 15 bars High pressure
Materials Stainless steel body
Aluminium cup warming tray
Heavy duty
Temperature Control Thermoblock Fast and efficient
Innovation Dual Wall crema system Great crema
Key Features 40.6 oz (1.2 L) removable water tank
Manual
45° pivoting sream wand with froth enhancer
Large water capacity
Strength control
Easy to manipulate and froth milk
Accessories Single, double or pods espresso shots
Tamping tool and measuring spoon
Cleaning tool
Stainless steel frothing pitcher
Two espresso ceramic cups with saucers
Model
ESP8XL Café Roma Espresso Machine
BRE800ESXL "Duo-Temp" Espresso Machine
BREBES840XL "Infuser" Espresso Machine
BREBES870XL "Barista Express" Espresso Machine
BREBES900XL "Dual-Boiler" Semi Automatic Espresso Machine
Type Manual Manual Semi-Automatic Semi-Automatic Semi-Automatic
Material Brushed stainless steel
Die-Cast stainless steel Die-Cast stainless steel Die-Cast stainless steel Die-Cast stainless steel
Heating System 1000W Thermoblock
1000W Thermoblock
1600W Thermocoil
1750W Thermocoil
1700W Dual Boilers
Water Tank 40.6oz (1.2L) removable water tank 74.4oz (2.2L) removable water tank
61oz (1.8L) removable water tank
67oz (2L) removable water tank
85oz (2.5L) removable water tank
Steam Wand 45° pivoting steam wand with froth enhancer 360° stainless steel swivel-action steam wand
360° stainless steel swivel-action steam wand
360° stainless steel swivel-action steam wand 360° stainless steel swivel-action steam wand w/ 3-hole tip
Temperature Control No No
Electronic PID temperature control
Electronic PID temperature control
Electronic PID temperature control to 1°C
Pre-Infusion No
Triple prime (3 jets of water quickly)
Low-pressure pre-infusion Low-pressure pre-infusion Low-pressure pre-infusion
Programmable No
No
Programmable 1&2 shot cup volumes



Programmable shot cup volumes
Programmable hands free integrated conical burr grinder

Programmable 1&2 shot cup volumes
Programmable pre-infusion duration & power
Programmable auto-start & auto-volume
Water Filtration No
No
Replaceable water filter
Replaceable water filter
Replaceable water filter
Pressure Gauge No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dry Puck Feature No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes - Over pressure valve
Hot Water No
Yes
Yes Yes Instant
Integrated Removable Tamper
No
No Yes (54mm)
Yes (54mm)
Yes (58mm)
Cleaning Alert No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Accessories Stainless steel frothing pitcher
Two espresso ceramic cups with saucers
Tamping tool & measuring spoon
Cleaning tool
Cup warming tray



Stainless steel frothing pitcher
Single, double & pods espresso filters
Tamping tool & measuring spoon
Cleaning tool
Cup warming tray



Stainless steel frothing jug
Single & dual wall filter baskets (4)
Tamping tool & measuring spoon
Cleaning tool & allen key
Cup warming tray
Coffee scoop
Cleaning disc & tablets
Storage tray
Stainless steel frothing jug
Single & dual wall filter baskets (4)
Tamping tool & measuring spoon
Cleaning tool & Allen key
Cup warming tray
Coffee scoop
Cleaning disc & tablets
Storage tray
25oz stainless steel frothing jug
Single & dual wall filter baskets (4)
Tamping tool & measuring spoon
Cleaning tool & allen key
6 cup warming tray
Coffee scoop
Cleaning disc & tablets
Storage tray
Other
Razor dose trimming tool
Sealed bean hopper (8oz)
Backlit LCD interface with AM/PM clock
Time shot clock (how many seconds until finished)
Embedded group head heating element
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Product Description

This espresso/cappuccino machine for the style conscious coffee lover has a dual wall crema system for a perfect espresso every time. A 15-bar thermoblock pump forces water through coffee grounds at the ideal pressure to create delicious, rich espresso shots. The machine also produces an abundance of crema -- the light brown liquid that sits atop an espresso and characterizes a well-pulled shot -- via its dual-wall filter system. Filters synchronize with heated and pressurized water to perfectly extract and caramelize coffee oils, resulting in a velvety, flavour-packed crema. The machine is simple-to-use, with a large removable 1.2 litre/1.3 quart water tank and an external water window that indicates when the tank is low. A warming plate prevents shots from prematurely cooling when poured into cups. Additional features include a froth enhancer for flavorful lattés and cappuccinos and a removable drip tray and grid for easy cleanup. Includes a bonus stainless steel espresso cup set and a frothing jug. Stainless steel.
One year limited warranty.
Breville ESP8XL Café Roma Espresso Machine

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By mistdust TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 4 2013
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So I bought this as a gift for my partner. He was a barista when he was younger and I have been a barista for the last 3 years, we both know a good coffee. I have used both a manual and an automatic machine.

Setup: Simple
It comes with everything in the picture, as well as a pod, single and double shot. It also comes with a scoop, tamper, steam cup, and cut little saucers. The cups and saucers are white. They are double shot cups.

Use:
I didn't know this but he was aware: you can only make an espresso or steam milk one at a time. Also, the machine won't stop when enough water has run through the shot, you have to turn it off.

Espresso:
Tastes good. Nice creme. The pod for the shot falls out very easy and is hard to get the grinds out without making a mess. They just don't fit close enough with the handle. This occurs with the single and double shot hard wear. You have to remember to turn the shot off before it gets to watery.

Steamer:
Yes, the steamer moves. But not up and down, only side to side. With the steamer you have to turn it on (steam out) just like every other machine. This is for cleanliness reasons and for this machine, to heat up the steam. Even when the steamer wand is completely submerged, the 'latte' is not going to work unless you hold back the perfect cappuccino foam. I am a foam person so I don't mind that it makes a lot of foam with no effort. He is not, we still can't get it to make minimal foam without just holding it back when we pour.

What to buy with this machine:
It's a complete package, but I would recommend you get a temperature gauge, preferably with a clip on the side so you can clip it to the side of the steam cup and it won't fall over.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Gracie on Nov. 20 2010
I've had this machine for over a month now and I love it. It is beautiful to look at on my counter top and it makes fantastic drinks.
I just wish I could drink more espresso and lattes in one day. I look forward to mornings to have a cup!!!

My machine came with porcelain cups rather than the stainless steel ones and I love them even more. It was a pleasant surprise.

I had guests over yesterday and made different drinks for each of them with this machine and everyone enjoyed the frothed milk and great taste
of the espresso.

The only difficulty with this machine is the water tank is hard to read, so you have to realllllyyy look at it well to see what level the water is.
Also, the machine cannot be turned on and left because the cups will shift and you'll lose all your espresso, small prices to pay for such a fantastic
quality machine and cup of espresso.

I use to go to starbucks once a day, and since getting this machine over a month ago I've gone once, and that was only because I was out of town.
It eliminated my coffee runs.

I would recommend this to anyone.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Internet Dweller on Dec 18 2010
So far we are loving ours, it works great, and looks great. Great price.

Ours came with ceramic cups.

We don't find the unit unusually loud. The thump thump thump during steaming was unsettling at first, but that's just the sound it makes.

One nitpick I do have is with the design of this unit's main switch. The steamer is on the right hand side of the unit. I wish you turned the main switch to the right in order to activate the steamer. Instead you turn it to the left. It's a little bit counter-intuitive, and has resulted in some false espresso starts.

Tip for hotter milk: remove the stainless steel tube "foam enhancer" on the nozzle and just use the plain nozzle to heat up the milk. It will do that with less foam, but you'll get the milk nice and HOT without too much foam stopping you. And it's easy enough to get lots of foam with the enhancer anyway.

Before you steam the milk, run the steamer into an empty cup first, until there's steam coming out first, rather than hot water.

I steam milk, then run the water through the espresso coffee. If my mug is low enough, I can slip it under the unit and run the expresso directly into it. MMMMM!

Works with the Starbucks pods too. They come in handy now and then, and easy to cleanup. But I prefer the LAVA brand expresso you can find in grocery stores, double shot... whoohoo!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By DenMaur on March 23 2012
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This manual machine does a good job of making espresso. The keyword here is 'manual', you have to choose the blend of coffee that you like, you have to grind it just right, you have to tamp it properly...you get the idea. If the coffee is not to your liking you must experiment. But if you know what you are doing and you are willing to experiment you can brew a pretty good cup of coffee.

My machine came with two china cups instead of the metal ones advertised. I would have like the metal cups as I have plenty of ordinary cups.
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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Yasmary Mora on Dec 14 2009
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I bought this recently for my partner, knowing nothing about espresso machines. A quick online search turned out this as a great beginner machine. I know next to nothing about making espressos, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was.

After using it, I have to agree. Super simple to use. We bought the E.S.E pods for coffee, put it in the cup thingie, attached it to the machine, and within 30 seconds we had hot rich delicious espresso. The milk frother/foam bit works super fast as well, made tons of foam, more than enough for the amount of coffee.

The coolest bit in my opinion was that it came with 2 stainless steel espresso cups with stainless steel saucers. AS well as the milk jug to make the foam.

Stupid rookie mistake of the day though: I thought it wasn't enough coffee so I made 2 packages of espresso, and ended up having the shakes. Its definitely not watery drip coffee, or Timmys or Starbucks. This is on its own league.

Also its made out of good long lasting materials, the machine doesn't look like it'll fall apart anytime soon.

My only complaint is that the switch at the front (that makes the machine make foam or espresso) is actually really hard to turn. Not sure if its lack of use.. after a couple of tries it was a bit easier, but it still required what it seemed like a lot of strength to turn it.

Edit 2014: Still have the expresso machine. It's working perfectly well after all these years. Coffee is still delicious.
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