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Breville Barista Express

Breville Barista Express

BES870, BES860 (See All)
4.3 from 959 reviews · View Statistics
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Pros

Rivals cafe-quality coffees
Easy to use and clean
Efficient operation

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.4 (271)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (272)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (271)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (269)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (191)
  • Product is used
  • Consistency
    4.4 (240)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.4 (233)
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Wilkenstein
WilkensteinHunter Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Great machine but developed a leak after 18 months

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $649.

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Jakub F.
Jakub F.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Good Value for the Money

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This is my second machine, first one actually had an electrical fault which Breville replaced without an issue.

We have been using this machine for the past 4 years without an issue, the espresso comes out decent and the machine overall is very easy to use. Downsides of this machine are definitely the grinder and the steaming pressure but it's a very good buy considering this machine can be gotten under $500 on special.

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $449.

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D. Breedon
D. BreedonGympie
  • 5 reviews

Love this machine, Amazing Coffee

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Took a bit of research on You tube to get it right but practice practice practice and we make coffees as good if not better than a coffee shop. Love it. Would definately reccommend. Love the grinder in the machine, cleaning is easy enough. Its a bit slow if you have to make multiple coffees but all in all very very happy. Very expensive though if you dont drink alot of coffee, I had vouchers to spend at Myers and they were on special, bought the red as it was alot cheaper. Not sure I would have bought it if i didnt have the vouchers.

Purchased in at Myer for $599.

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sean
sean
  • 4 reviews
  • 7 likes

Horrific piece of outdated, faulty, cheap junk

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After using this model each day for a few coffees year it died after a year. Purchased 2 of these brand ones, took it home and they were both absolute DUDS! The extraction pump and gauge did not work and this major manufacturing defect was mentioned when i called the company who offer zero service and support and hung up. For anyone looking at this utter piece of rubbish stay away or waste your time and money and buy a machine that does not work. Even the 12 month warranty is trash, DeLonghi have a 2 year and i ended up purchasing those perfect machines and cound not be happier!

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $599.

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Lauren
LaurenQueensland
  • 2 reviews

Only lasted 18 months

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It is such a shame as this was a great machine for 18 months until it started tripping our electricity. Don’t bother contacting breville, they just send a quote to buy a new one with no contact whatsoever, or explanation as to why or how it could be fixed. Why would I spend more money on another machine to only last me 18 months.

Purchased at The Good Guys for $699.

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g.s
g.sSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews

Best coffee making machine even still after 5 years

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Very consistent coffee, need to change settings a bit with different brand beans , saved a lot of money buying bitter tasting coffee over the years and the smell of fresh beans is great

Purchased in at Harvey Norman Online for $700.

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Sarah D.
Sarah D.Sydney, NSW

Perfect budget friendly coffee machine, can’t live without it

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All settings are adjustable so you can change the grind size, you can do an automatic or manual pull of grains, super easy to clean and tells you when it needs a clean or descale, easy to refill beans and water, doesn’t take up too much bench space.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman Online.

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Natascha
NataschaIllawarra, NSW
  • 3 reviews

I even take it on holidays with me :D

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My coffee machine has been one of the best purchases we have made. It has paid for itself as I generally prefer my 'home' coffee to purchasing one elsewhere. I'm guaranteed a perfectly smooth and delicious coffee everytime as I have adjusted the settings to what we love in terms of grind consistency and size. There's nothing better than smelling freshly made coffee and it's at our fingertips. It has a milk frother attachment too so the whole coffee experience is on one machine. We take our coffee machine on holidays in our caravan too as it is lightweight and compact. It's easy to clean and it will indicate when it's time to be descaled. Highly recommend it :)

Purchased in for $699.

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Graeme H
Graeme H
  • 2 reviews

Love my home made coffee every morning

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We’ve had this machine for 4 years and still going strong, it’s easy to use makes consistently good coffee at the same temperature every time.
Would not choose another brand over my Breville again

Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores for $720.

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Multi-functional, solid espresso machine!

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Solidly built machine: grinds coffee, dispenses presettable quantity straight into coffee basket, it offers multiple setting options, as well as milk frother function with large stainless steel jug. Heated top platform for heating cups and mugs! Very happy, we've had it for a couple of years, it never faltered. Very thorough instruction book for cleaning, resetting and dosing. Cleaning utensils are part of the package.

Different size and double walled cups for basket are provided with the machine.

Purchased for $600.

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Marie
Marie
  • 7 reviews

My everyday life saver!!

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Purchased for $799.

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Raina
Raina
  • 2 reviews

Excellent machine for home use

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I've had this machine for over 5 years and it has never broken down or deteriorated. The coffee it produces (although depends on the skill of the person making it) is cafe quality. The consistency of the coffee, however, depends on the quality of the beans. I've found extraction harder with poorer/older beans. Make sure you look after your machine with a regular clean and descale as it can build up quickly, depending on use. I'm very happy with this machine and would but another when this one eventually dies.

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Mimi
MimiSouthwest, VIC
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Bloody ripper

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This would have to be the best coffee machine ever. Perfect coffee every time. Perfect temperature all the time.
Kids love the leftover milky froth. Easy to clean, and looks great.

Purchased in .

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Samer
SamerThe Mallee, VIC
  • 2 reviews

It is perfect!

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I have perfect coffee prepared by this coffee machine and I am totally satisfied with it!
It is recommended for professional coffee lovers due to its high quality and easy use!

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Purchased in for $686.05.

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Paul
Paul
  • 2 reviews

Absolutely brilliant coffee everytime

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I simply love this machine, it consistently makes amazing coffee, perfect temperature every time as well.
The fact that it is easy to use with more functions than you will ever need is just a bonus. Highly recommend this product.
Quality at a bargain price

Purchased in at TheGoodguys for $699.

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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.

Latest Consumer Questions

LancePartypants
LancePartypantsasked
Barista Express

Can milk be steamed at the same time as the coffee shot is pouring?

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Wilkenstein
Wilkenstein

Milk cannot be steamed until the shot has been completed.

LancePartypants
LancePartypants

Thank you

naomigreenham
naomigreenhamasked
Barista Express

The on/off knob for the steam wand/hot water has become extremely stiff to turn. I'm assuming it needs to be cleaned. How can we fix this? We have been descaling etc when the machine tells us to.

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naomigreenham
naomigreenhamasked
Barista Express

The on/off knob for the steam wand/hot water has become extremely stiff to turn. I'm assuming it needs to be cleaned. How can we fix this? We have been descaling etc when the machine tells us to.

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Breville Barista Express

Details

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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For the second year in a row, the Breville Barista Express has won a ProductReview.com.au Award in the Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines category. The main reasons it won the Award was because of its durable build quality and, according to reviewers, for being great value for money.

Compare all 5 Breville Barista Express
CategorySemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee MachinesSemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines
Price (RRP) $999.00$999.00$999.00$999.00
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 SteelCranberry RedBlack Sesame
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