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Amazing! Life changing
Could not love it more. Easy to use, clean & makes better coffee than a coffee bought from a cafe. No complaints! Have had it for a year without any dramas.
Purchased in August 2020 at Costco QLD, Ipswich.
1 year in and it is going strong
Consistently decent coffee, but make sure you have the right beans. It needed experimentation with different brands, till I got a decent coffee (https://www.siciliacoffee.com.au/ was what I settled on). Not having any experience with this kind of coffee maker before, can't say if this machine is more or less sensitive to dodgy beans or if it was a lack of skill.
Always makes better doubles than singles, the taste, look and crema is significantly better in a double. Temperature seems okay, never really been fussed by this so haven't checked. St...eam wand does the job, but needs practice - can be too flat or too foamy. Again this could just be normal for steam wands. It is easy to clean and maintain. Tray is comes out easily for cleaning - gets slimy quite quickly so needs to be done often. Machine indicates when it needs a clean or a clean + descale and the process is straightforward. Haven't had to deal with Breville so don't know what after sales service is like. This was a very good first machine for someone who likes espresso but doesn't have the motivation to become a barista and experiment too much to get a decent cup of coffee.
Purchased in July 2020 at Qantas.
No more buying coffee out.
Very worth every dollar. Been using mine for 2 months everyday and works amazing.
So easy to work and the clean up is simple.
Highly recommend this coffee machine.
My only coffee now no more takeaway
Purchased in June 2021 at Bing Lee for $479.00.
Excellent coffee from a durable machine
I bought the Breville about six months ago and it produces perfect coffee every time. Don't get me wrong, its a big investment, but if you like coffee you will not be disappointed. I took the decision to buy the Breville over other makes due to the fact that we have one of these at work and it makes a lot of coffee. I would estimate that about 25 -30 coffees are made daily on that machine and it never fails. Its been going strong for two years, hence my decision to buy one myself.
I use filtered water and replace the filter on the back, ...Breville give you one to start with, but look on Ebay for replacements. I have also descaled the unit once, but that was an easy enough process as I followed someone's instruction on Youtube. I have the digital version of the Breville, but the coffee machine is the same, just with a screen that shows grind size, filter time and when you need to descale or fill the water reservoir. To conclude, for the price, consistently good coffee from durable machine. Excellent product.
Purchased in December 2020 at Harvey Norman for $690.00.
love ittttt no regrets
such an amazing machine , awesome in size . saved myself $3500 a year buying coffee aha , because now I make it myself at home with this awesome machine . gone buy another one for my mom .
Purchased in March 2020 at Breville for $675.00.
Perfect coffee every time
The quality of coffee from the barista pro is as good as most cafes I've been to no need to buy coffee any more
The coffee from machine is consistent if you use the same coffee beans if you change brands you need to change the grind settings
The temperature of the coffee is spot on
Purchased in February 2021 at Good guys for $799.00.
Cafe quality coffee at home
Such a great machine, takes a bit of tinkering to get right. But once fiddled with, every shot is perfection. Strong pressure on the steam wand too, so can enjoy velvet textured milk in a flat white at home.
While working at home, this has been a real saviour.
Purchased in January 2021 at JB Hi-Fi for $699.00.
Love this machine
The best home coffee machine ever. Once you find the right bean for the flavour you like this machine makes the best cappuccino at hone . I am by no means a coffee expert but I haven’t had a bad coffee from this machine. Brilliant
Purchased in June 2020.
Good and easy to operate
We had this coffee machine for about 1.5 years , it is very easy to operate and makes good coffee with very nice and thick crema. However, it has started leaking water.
Purchased in March 2020 for $200.00.
Been using this coffee machine for about 2 years and I can't live without it.
I've used it everyday and has never played up on me, always high quality coffees made at home
Purchased in January 2019 at Harvey Norman for $749.00.
Breville did it again!
Ok so here’s the deal, I find the brand Breville in general to be very difficult to fault. I upgraded to this machine going from the entry level Breville espresso as I was chasing something with additional functions, namely a grinder. When I saw the black sesame one I fell into a deep love with it. I have now owned my machine for a total of 6 years and it’s still as perfect at the day I bought it. It makes a really lovely latte and the foam comes out with a velvety texture. I pass the knowledge of my machine to friends and family who have also...gone on to purchase the same one and find it to be an excellent piece of equipment also. It just looks so pretty sitting on my kitchen bench. I also bought the matching Breville microwave in the same colour, they are delightful together! If I had to to give a con to this machine it would be that you have to wait a few minutes for your machine to warm up so that you get a decent temperature coffee, I’d imagine this is the norm for most espresso machines though and it’s really not an issue, not to me anyway!
Purchased in February 2015 at Harvey Norman for $589.00.
Your latte is ready!
This little machine is just super. At first I was a bit scared, thinking l cannot make a latte or a short black? But after a few videos it was so easy!
Smell that coffee? ++++
Purchased in October 2019 at The Good Guys for $699.00.
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Café coffee at Home
This coffee machine has saved me lots of money making my own great coffee at home with a few simple tips online, the quality of the coffee machine is amazing and produces nice coffee, the coffee machine is amazingly consistent but requires a few skills and maintenance, nice smooth coffee is produced by the machine and I highly recommend if you drink coffee.
Purchased in January 2019.
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Easy to use
Easy to use, maintain and clean. Creates great coffee with added features such as hot water and milk. Comes with extra cleaning tools and coffee dispensers. Would highly recommend buying this product!
Purchased in June 2020 for $599.00.
Best Coffee Machine ever.
Have been using the Breville Barista Express for about 18u months now, and do not regret one little bit in getting it, have used dripulators and pods and other types of coffe machines, and just wish we had got this before getting the others, the adjustable grinding is great and being able to make a coffee to your own desires, the coffee temperature is exact to my liking, and has a suitable water tank of 2lt which is quite sufficent, the user handbook is quite good as well, not having to try and decipher any translations, having also the adjustable quanity of ground coffee you want as well, this machine goes well beyong my expectations.
Purchased in November 2019.
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.
Latest Consumer Questions
I am having problems with beans becoming jammed in my breville barista express grinder. I haven't had this machine 12 months and this is the second time it has become jammed. I have mostly used my old standalone grinder in this time because of jammed beans. I was going to take it for repair but I eventually after months unjammed the grinder only for it to happen again relatively quickly. I am unable to lift out the burr part because the bean lodged so tight I can't unlock it. I am trying to get it to dislodge by running it on the coarsest setting.
I am wondering if the grinder is faulty? My very old standalone breville grinder is amazing. I have never had a bean get jammed in it.
How do I dislodge beans and should this be happening repeatedly?
Call breville get them to pick it up and fix it….it’s under warranty. I have never heard of this happening but can tell you mine leaked after 5 months, was fixed but still leaked. Breville have taken it to their NSW offices to check it again. Not great machines sadly.
I recently gave my B E a clean..now my programme light stays on..even AFTER I reprogramme my 1 and 2 cup shots..whats the problem here?..any advice?
The programme light stays on..whats the go with that?
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- 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.
- Made with 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.
- Made with a pre-infusion function - which gradually increases water pressure for more even extraction, and a purge function, which removes milk residue with water into the drip tray to clean it.
- The settings allow you to adjust the grind amount, manually override settings, and also let you choose between a single or double shot.
- This coffee machine is crafted from a stainless steel portafilter and milk jug.
- Available in 5 colour options, which are: black, brushed stainless steel, red, black, and charcoal.
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.
Points 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.
|Category||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No||No||No||No|
|Water Tank Capacity||2 L||2 L||2 L||2 L|
|Dimensions||380 x 320 x 300 mm||380 x 320 x 300 mm||380 x 320 x 300 mm||380 x 320 x 300 mm|
|Weight||12.5 kg||12.5 kg||12.5 kg||12.5 kg|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand||Steam Wand||Steam Wand||Steam Wand|
|Bean Grinder||Integrated Burr Grinder||Integrated Burr Grinder||Integrated Burr Grinder||Integrated Burr Grinder|
|Coffee Bean Capacity||250 g||250 g||250 g||250 g|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Brushed Stainless Steel||Cranberry Red||Black Sesame|
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