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Why choose the Breville BES870BSXL The Barista Express Coffee Machine?
Any espresso lover will adore the Breville BES870BSXL or the Barista Express Coffee Machine. This machine makes the perfect espresso or at least the cup that you may be looking for using your favorite beans. Why spend so much money paying other people to make your own coffee when you can do this at home with the Barista Express?
The Barista Express from Breville is a smaller version of a large-scale, commercial espresso machine that you can find in most coffee shops. But despite its size, the Barista Express can give you that excellent cup of espresso with a rich flavor that you have been craving for.
The secret to how the Barista Express machine does it is by following the four key elements to make a barista-style coffee. First, it considers the right amount of freshly ground coffee in a cup. Instead of using only 11 to 13 grams of ground coffee like most espresso machines, it can give you from 19 to 22 grams of grounds in a cup!
The espresso machine follows precise temperature control for a balanced-tasting espresso. The digital temperature control keeps you in full control of temperature all the time. It also considers the ideal pressure during pre-infusion and the extraction phase of your espresso. The right pressure will soak and then expand the coffee grounds so you’ll get that sweet and creamy texture that espresso lovers love.
Finally, this espresso machine has an automatic steam wand that will transform milk into a foamy and creamy texture. This is the perfect milky smooth texture to create foamy designs that baristas often make in high-end coffee shops.
Considering all these amazing features, the Breville BES870BSXL could be the right barista-quality espresso maker you may be looking for.
Product review & Overall design
The Breville BES870BSXL Barista Express coffee machine is designed to give you a taste of what it feels like to use an actual espresso machine. It has almost all the controls found in a regular machine despite its size.
It is made from durable materials and has a sophisticated black coating. The black surface makes it easier to hide messes and spills but this is unlikely to happen because the stainless steel body will resist spills, messes and odor accumulation. Just wipe it with a clean, damp and smooth cloth and you’re done.
The controls are all conveniently found in the front of the machine so there’s no reason to make a mistake. You can control the grind amount, filter size, program and size of the cup. A large pressure gauge tells you what you need to know as you brew.
The ground coffee chute is at the front and has easy to use controls. The freshly-brewed espresso coffee pours from the chute near the grounds and then the side has a wand to prepare steamed milk. On top, the bean hopper makes it easier to load up on beans. It is also easier to check if you need to replenish your hopper supply.
Ease of use and maintenance
The Barista Express is easy to use with its non-intimidating controls. Simply load the hopper with your favorite coffee beans and then select the number of grounds you prefer using the front controls. Load the water container at the back with water and then set the espresso maker according to your desired settings. You can steam milk using the steamer wand if you wish.
This espresso maker machine comes with a 1600 W thermo coil heating system that will let you make perfect, hot and delicious espresso all the time. The Purge Function also automatically adjusts water temperature as a conical grinder efficiently grinds your coffee beans.
And as much as using the Barista Express is easy and fun, cleanup won’t be a worry as well. This espresso maker comes with a cleaning kit that is conveniently stored under the removable drip tray. You can clean this machine using a soft damp cloth while removable parts may be washed using a dishwasher.
You can remove the hopper and the water container and wash these separately. To clean the controls, wipe this with a damp cloth as well and then follow up with a dry cloth. Considering the size of the machine compared to a large barista-style espresso maker, it is very easy to clean and maintain.
This machine can be a good addition to any home kitchen or office pantry but the main concern is its size. You must have a larger countertop or space at least to set this espresso machine in place. It needs a large space to sit evenly so that it can efficiently provide you with the best espresso coffee anytime.
To get that perfect cup of espresso at home or at the office, the Breville Barista Express may be the machine for you. It follows the four important features of a good barista-style espresso machine, therefore, you’ll get nothing but the best when you brew espresso. And because of the Barista Express’ amazing features and stylish black sesame design, it may be the ideal espresso machine for you.