9Breville Barista Express

Breville Barista Express

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9Breville Barista Express
4.2

1,010 reviews

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Build Quality
4.3
Value for Money
4.2
Ease of Use
4.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.2
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3.4
Consistency
4.3
Milk Frothing
4.3
Rivals cafe-quality coffees
Easy to use and clean
Efficient operation

Reviews

1,010 reviews
Huntsman
HuntsmanWide Bay-Burnett, QLD51 posts
  Verified Barista Express BES870BKS

Perfect coffee everytime

Have had machine for 6 months and use twice daily.
It makes brilliant coffee and is easy to use once you have all the settings to your liking.

The machine looks great, heats up quickly and makes cafe quality coffee whenever you want.

The machine feels like it is high quality and hopefully should last. Show details

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Martial A.
Martial A.North Queensland, QLD3 posts
  Barista Express

Durable and easy to use

Breville Barista Express has become my go-to brewing method for its simplicity and portability. Whether I'm camping or traveling, I can always count on it to deliver a smooth and flavourful cup of coffee. The quick brewing time and easy clean up make it ideal for busy mornings, and its durable too. Show details
Sonja
Sonja
  Barista Express BES870BKS

Died after only 14 months

We were given this machine as a present Christmas 22. Fast forward 14 months (so just out the official warranty) and after making 2 cups of coffee a day, it just died. It didn't turn on again. Took it back to the company it was purchased from 3 weeks ago. They are still looking into it under NZ CGA. Bloody terrible - our $99 machine from KMart lasted 3 years and was still going when we were given this one to replace it. And the trays are NOT Dishwasher proof - the coating comes off! Show details
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jon
jon12 posts
  BES860

Breville you can do better !

Not impressed at all at this rather expensive machine, the steam wand is flimsy with the slightest touch moving it- the steam dial if one has arthritis in the fingers stay clear of this appliance as the steam dial gets stiffer to turn the longer it is on- it takes time to get a good head of steam to texture the milk with ! outer and inner burr grinders work ok though i found rotating inner burr clockwise to 1 ( course) instead of the dial stating counter clockwise to 10 for fine i got the right grind for expresso ( complete opposite of what is printed on the inner burr ! Show details
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jeffreytse90
jeffreytse905 posts
  Fair Incentive Barista Express BES870BKS

Breville coffee

it was very good making coffee and it was easy clean Show details
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SallyW
SallyWGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC9 posts
  Barista Express
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JAJ
JAJ7 posts
  Barista Express BES870BSS

My perfect wake-up call

This machine has such an effective grinder So quick to make a perfect coffee Every time
I love the easy buttons to control single or double shot coffee & also the option to froth your milk I must admit this part took me a few goes to perfect it . I have saved so much money not having to buy a decent coffee on a daily bases This was a perfect Mother’s Day gift. Show details
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MichaelFar North Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Barista Express BES870BKS

Barista Coffee Express Black model

Good coffees, easy to operate including cleaning and descaling. Much better than our automatic Jura. It is
the best machine of the 7~8 we have owned over the past 22 years. Excellent online video instructions and retail support. Purchased from Harvey Norman Atherton about 6 months ago. We make about 6~8 coffees per day with this machine.
The only fault is the drip tray. The finish coat is black and the leading front edge is chipped in multiple place from use showing the white plastic underneath the coating. The colour should be embedded into the plastic in the manufacturing process to prevent this. We also have a stainless unit which I'd give 5 stars to. Show details
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Lincoln Le
Lincoln LeGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC7 posts
  Barista Express BES870BKS
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Liam C.
Liam C.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC13 posts
  BES860

Coffee without the hassle

latte, ice coffee, short black, long black..... it does it all with easy and consistency. This machine removes what can be either a process made to simple or complicated by finding a balance all home baristas can appreciate. I have never owned a coffee machine but have always apricated a nice coffee which meant out and about spending money far in excesses I wish to admit. No more is this a problem. The original cost though high has honestly paid its self off at least twice now over the years. To also have people compliment me on the coffee in my house now and ask what and how is a huge change from the murky hot water i was preciously serving. Show details
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Tyson
TysonSydney, NSW3 posts
  BES860

Dont think just get it!

This sucker has saved me about $1000 this month alone! seriously, a 2x coffee a day habit hit the hip pocket and fast. Once I got this, the biggest decision is choosing the beans. The machine is sold, creates good pressure and if you follow the online instructions, frothing the milk is easy. Show details
Norman P.
Norman P.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  Barista Express BES870BSS
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RuBu
RuBuHunter Region, NSW9 posts
  Barista Express BES870BSS

Very Disappointed

I was not able to get the pressure indicator to move into the Espresso zone so my coffee had no crema and tasted flat. I took it to Brevlle’s authorised repairer and they told me it was working perfectly. I changed the brand of my coffee and amount and grind size as they suggested. Still no joy so I asked if I could come to the shop to observe them making a coffee and they refused but suggested that I make a video and send it to them. I did and they said I was doing it correctly. Still no crema but they didn’t care any more so I bought a Nespresso machine for $299 and it makes beautiful coffee. Show details
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Travers
TraversMid North Coast, NSW3 posts
  Barista Express BES870BSS

An awesome coffee machine but, sadly, my previous BES870BSS rusted at the base

Great coffee machine. Easy to use and makes an excellent cappuccino. Unfortunately, my previous one rusted at the base. Hopefully, the new one works as well as my original machine, but doesn't rust at the base Show details
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RIPPEDPerth, WA8 posts
  Barista Express BES870SLQ
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Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about Breville Barista Express

How do I enable the cleaning function on the Breville Barista Express?

If the “clean me” light is illuminated on your Barista Express, turn off your machine, and hold down three buttons - both the one cup & two cup buttons, and the Start button. While holding these buttons down, turn on your unit, and it will start the cleaning process.

What do I do if I am having issues with the taste/volume of my shot from the Breville Barista Express?

As a manual machine, the output from your Barista Express will come from your technique. Breville recommends to refer to the Extraction Guide in your manual, as this has pointers for many typical extraction issues, including shot quantity and bitterness.

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holly · Barista Express BES870BSS (Brushed Stainless Steel)

if the water I use is softened and filtered, do I still need to change the water filter every two months

Susan E
Susan E · Barista Express

The water sensor has stopped working. We opened the machine to fix but the connection is glued in so cannot be removed to clean. Even if we replaced the sensor I am not sure how we could remove the electrical connection from the glue!! Any ideas??

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Features

  • Integrated conical burr grinder grinds at the press of a button, while the grinding cradle places beans directly into the portafilter. This allows for a quicker and more efficient coffee-making process.
  • Has a 250-gram bean hopper capacity, and a 2-litre water tank capacity.
  • Allows for manual microfoam milk texturing, allowing you to control the amount of froth you like on your coffee, and also create latte art.
  • Digital temperature control delivers water at the precise temperature, to extract the most flavour from ground coffee beans.
  • A grind size dial allows you to adjust the grind size based on the type of bean you’re grinding.
  • Includes the following accessories: a razor dose trimming tool, portafilter, 1 cup and 2 cup single and dual wall filter baskets, integrated tamper, milk jug, cleaning disc and tablets, cleaning brush tool and Allen Key, water filter holder and water filter.
  • Made with a 1600-watt thermocoil Integrated stainless steel water path accurately controls water temperature.
  • Includes a pre-infusion function which gradually increases water pressure for more even extraction, as well as a purge function, which removes milk residue with water into the drip tray to clean it.

Points of praise

From the mouths of self-professed coffee snobs, the trusty Breville Barista Express makes consistently great-quality coffees. This saved reviewers plenty of money on cafe bills.

This Breville coffee machine was also reported to be easy to use, as well as to clean and maintain.

According to reviewers, the machine is efficient, and lets you quickly make a great cup of joe, making it great for those who need to squeeze in some caffeine before their morning commute.

Something to consider

Parts can sometimes stop working, which was frustrating for reviewers when the fault occurred just outside of the warranty period (12 months). Finding repairers was reported to be difficult and, once a repairer was sourced, expensive.

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CategorySemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines
Price (RRP) $999$999$999$999
Input Power1,850 W1,850 W1,850 W1,850 W
Dishwasher Safe PartsNoNoNoNo
Water Tank Capacity2 L2 L2 L2 L
Dimensions 407 x 338 x 313 mm407 x 338 x 313 mm407 x 338 x 313 mm407 x 338 x 313 mm
Weight12.5 kg12.5 kg12.5 kg12.5 kg
Milk FrotherSteam WandSteam WandSteam WandSteam Wand
Bean GrinderIntegrated Burr GrinderIntegrated Burr GrinderIntegrated Burr GrinderIntegrated Burr Grinder
Coffee Bean Capacity250 g250 g250 g250 g
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBrushed Stainless SteelBlack SesameCranberry RedCharcoal
Awards 2021, 2022 and 20232021, 2022 and 20232021, 2022 and 20232021, 2022 and 2023
  • GTIN13: 9355973102444

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