Sometimes it takes a lot of work and a skilled hand to achieve that rich velvety goodness you crave in a great latte, cappuccino or macchiato. Instead of hard work, Breville has made life a little easier with its Breville Milk Cafe, an auto-frother tailored specifically for espresso and coffee enthusiasts who want to fulfill that foamy fix quick. How does it work? Your milk is spun into a whirlpool of frothy goodness via induction heating, so you're able to control the temperature and size of your drink, plus the amount of froth or creaminess. But the benefits don't stop there: If you're in the mood for a cold frothy drink, press the "Cold Stir" button and Breville's Milk Cafe will stir up the milk sans heat.
Features & Functionality of the Breville Milk Cafe
- Stainless Steel Milk Jug: Inner measurement markings and a pouring spout make creating drinks easy and precise.
- On-Board Disc Storage: Prevents misplacing the discs that control how creamy or frothy the milk can be.
- Measuring Cap: Measure and add desired ingredients like hot chocolate, cocoa powder, chai tea, syrup, flakes, etc. once mixing has started.
- Cold Stir Setting: Stirs up milk without warming it.
- Safety Features: Comes with a standby mode after 30 seconds of non-use and prevents and protects milk from boiling dry or overheating.
|Ease of Use||5|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||5|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||
The Breville Milk Cafe is the only model with temperature control.
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A Note About Coffee & Cups
Let us break it down for you: Although 8 ounces equals a cup in the baking world, a US cup of coffee is measured at 6 ounces and a European cup of coffee is measured at 4.25 ounces. This is why we sometimes list ounces to paint a more accurate picture of capacity.
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I'd like to know if I can add sugar to the milk before frothing and still get good froth? I know when I put hot chocolate in I get no froth.
Thanks Oct 21, 2013
You will likely have the same problem with sugar as you have had with the hot chocolate mix. Anything that's the least bit gritty in the mixing cup will prevent the foaming spinner from spinning.
We have had luck with this situation by pre-mixing the chocolate mix, sugar, etc to dissolve (at least most of it) into the milk before we start the frothing cycle. Giving everything a good stir first helps a lot and we've been able to froth hot chocolate nicely.
Hope this helps.
Chad Oct 22, 2013
Takes too long
Aero by nespresso is better
Still no sugar Oct 22, 2013
I am also very impressed with the Breville's durability. For well over a year it has been in nearly daily use ( keeping up with Silvia and Rocky). When family / friends come over, I have made as many as 6 mochas (3 cycles back to back) with no problems.
I have been very happy with the Breville Milk Cafe frother. Apr 11, 2013
If you want micro foam as I do, this is the machine to buy. It heats to the perfect temperature, which can be controlled. Apr 11, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Breville Milk Cafe
|What it Covers:||
Breville espresso machines, grinders and blenders
1 Year on New Equipment
6 month Manufacturer Warranty on Refurbished Models
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Breville USA|
|Warranty Contact Information:||866-273-8455|
|Notes:||Please register your product with Breville for warranty support.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes (Excludes YouBrew)|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Breville Milk Cafe
- Rinse carafe with soap and warm water after every use
- Dishwasher safe
User Manuals for your Breville Milk Cafe
Videos Featuring the Breville Milk Cafe
Brilliant frother!Review by Betty
Price Value Quality
I can't count how many frothers I have tried over the years, and none of them has been the equal of the Breville. I had searched and searched for a "best " frother and after reading the reviews here and elsewhere, I thought I'd give Breville a try. I'm delighted I did - I highly recommend it!
(Posted on 8/5/13)
Great!Review by Kerry
Price Value Quality
It works great, and washes up great!
(Posted on 4/11/13)
Works wellReview by Trisha
Quality Price Value
It is a little big on the counter but very quality and I like the temperature control and the fact that you can do two cups at once. It does take about 5 minutes to do two cups. The foam is divine!
(Posted on 3/3/13)
Best Frother I've found!Review by Cam
Quality Price Value
I'm not new to individual frothers, and this one is the best I've found. The quality is superb, very sturdy. It's stainless steel, so no non-stick surface to peel. It's large enough you won't get spill-overs, as I've experienced with other frothers. Plus this one actually gets the liquid hot instead of just above lukewarm. Wish it had more measurements lists on the pitcher, I add things in 1/4 cup (2-ozs) increments.
Note: you need to pour it immediately on completion—when the foam is at its peek—or foam bubbles rapidly expand and deflate. Then again that could depend upon what milk % you are using. I tend to use 1% as opposed to skim.
(Posted on 8/12/12)
Milk Cafe is a nice addition toReview by George
Quality Value Price
I think the milk cafe is a nice addition because it is relatively quiet (compared to the steamer)and you can heat the milk at the same time you are brewing the coffee. The only drawback I see is that the mixer blade is driven indirectly by magnetism and is not a direct drive. Therefore, it lacks power and even a small amount of sugar can stop the mixer. I get around that by adding the sugar to the coffee and not to the milk.
Quiet, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use
(Posted on 4/25/12)
Really Fast and EZ to cleanReview by Jim
Quality Value Price
I bought the Exprelia super auto, but we never use the automatic frothing functions or the steam wand. Add a little milk to the Breville, push the button and it is ready in about the same time it takes the Exprelia to pull a shot...maybe 25 seconds. The crew review showed it taking a long time, but with a single serving and the thermostat set to the middle position it is fast.
It is 10 times easier to maintain than the automatic function of the Exprelia. When you are done, just rinse out the carafe. Every few days we throw it in the dish washer. The frothing performance is really as good as a steam wand and a lot easier and faster. We use it every day and it still looks brand new after a year.
Easy To Use, Comparable to steam wand, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade
Not a single complaint
(Posted on 3/27/12)