4 new from CDN$ 997.99

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine BES860XL

4.2 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews

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4 new from CDN$ 997.99
  • Thermoblock heating system
  • Intergrated conical burr grinder
  • Adjustable grind size and amount
  • Semi-Automatic espresso (manual, pre-programmed, personalized)
  • Pressure gauge
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 36.8 x 33.7 cm ; 11 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 13 Kg
  • Item model number: BES860XL
  • ASIN: B002S51RQG
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 10 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,211 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

Experts say that the best way to get the best flavour from an espresso or cappuccino is to use freshly ground beans. The Breville Barista Express espresso/cappuccino machine has an integrated conical burr grinder and dosing control that helps deliver the optimal grind that will turn beans into your favourite refreshment in under a minute. Very user-friendly, this unit is semi-automatic with programmable single and double shots, including single or dual wall filters to ensure a smooth and thick crema.

From the Manufacturer

The Barista Express, with its integrated conical burr grinder and dosing control, helps deliver the optimum path for beans to espresso in under a minute, ensuring a smooth and thick créma. The measured dose is delivered straight into the coffee filter to maximize luscious créma with every extraction.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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I've owned this machine for a year now. I've worked in a coffee shop and it is no commercial espresso maker. It is fantastic for a household machine though.

I make 2-6 coffee on this almost everyday.
It does take some tinkering around to get the settings right for the coffee your using. It only took me a pound of (cheap) coffee and I had figured it out.

I started with the dual wall filters which are a little less finicky. The single wall filters are all I use now. They will give you a better crema.
I don't use the single shot filters at all though. They are much trickier. Who wants a single shot anyway?

The grinder doesn't hold much coffee but that's not necessarily a bad thing. You want to keep it stored in an airtight container anyway.

The milk frother took some time to get used to. It's not as powerful as the commercial machines, so it takes a longer to heat up you milk. As a beginner this can be a good thing since you have more time to incorporate a finer bubbles in the milk.

I am so happy with this machine.
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I was hesitant to buy this and almost bought a big name brand espresso machine. In the end I needed a model easy enough for my wife to use and this fit the requirement. We have been using this for 2 months now every day making about 3-6 drinks per day. It has been so nice to make drinks at home and it has paid for itself with the money we have saved from going out. Make sure to buy extra cleaning tablets as it only comes with 2 in the sample. Pick up some Saeco tablets if you can't find the same brand, they work as well too. The water filter lasts 2 months so pick up some extra because only 1 is in the box. Perform the cleaning cycles and take care of it per instructions and it should last a long time.
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The burr grinder stopped working before the one year warranty was up, but Breville would not repair or replace it as they said it was caused from using dark roast beans - apparently these are oily and clog the grinder. But how can you make espresso coffee without using espresso beans or other dark roast beans? This is definitely a manufacturer defect and the company does not take responsibility for their grinder. The espresso machine has worked fine in the first year with regular cleaning - but $600 for an espresso machine with no grinder is too much money!
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Four star because it is not designed to produce 5-star espresso. There is nothing wrong with the machine that I can tell.

I have a little home Batista and a friend liked my coffee. He did not want to get too involved so I suggested Breville BES860XL. It boarders on semi automatic.

It has a "double wall" setting that gives you crema with almost any coffee bean. There is a little bit of cheating going on there, but not everyone needs to be a coffee geek (snob?).
If you want more "honest" crema, you can switch the double wall basket to single wall and fiddle with your own grind coarseness.

The machine is pretty and straight forward. Extract is decent even with not-so-great coffee bean. The group-head is relatively nice and heavy. Frothing is not controlled by a valve but a knob. It's awkward if you are used to controlling the flow via turning a valve. However, it is simpler to use for new users. It is designed for producing consistently good milk froth but cleaning the wand gets complicated quickly and you will wind up sticking a needle (supplied) up the hole if you don't clean it quickly.

For people who currently get their espressos from Starbucks, this machine is a good choice for home. If you are dreaming of buying a Gaggia Achille to compliment your home Batista, why the heck are you reading this review?
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Bottom line: this is an excellent machine for the price (I paid CAD430 on one-day Amazon sale).

There are a lot of reviews for this machine. Most of the Amazon ones are very positive and I believe this is quite right unless you are a real hard-core espresso aficionado. From the latter group, Breville had rather cold reception, although, as some experts pointed out the issues can be compensated for by an experienced barista.
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