Get Brewing With Breville
Breville espresso machines represent a fantastic entry point for those seeking to learn how to brew great espresso at home. With standalone and all-in-one machines that include a grinder, Breville’s semi-automatic espresso machines come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can fit a wide range of budgets. Here’s some tips for picking out your first Breville espresso machine, or choosing an upgrade.
Do you want the option to upgrade your grinder separately from your machine? The Bambino Plus espresso machine is the pick for you. the Bambino Plus is a powerful platform for new users With a compact footprint, ThermoJet heating for lightning fast start and steam times, and optional automatic steaming. The Seattle Coffee Gear Exclusive Bambino Pro offers everything that makes the Plus great, plus a better portafilter and an un-pressurized portafilter basket, giving you more control over extraction and drink quality.
The Barista Express espresso machine is one of the most popular introductory models on the market. This machine is Breville’s best-seller, and it’s easy to see why. With a palatable price point and built-in burr grinder, steam wand, and hot water spout, the Barista Express is all you need to brew great cafe style drinks at home. You’ll also be able to learn and improve your espresso and milk steaming game with a manual steam wand as well as both pressurized and unpressurized portafilter baskets. Perfect for the new user!
Looking for the perfect upgrade from the Barista Express? The Barista Pro espresso machine is the perfect fit. With an updated look and digital display, as well as much faster heat up and steam times thanks to Breville’s ThermoJet heating tech, the Barista Pro does everything the Express does, but with a little more oomph. A great upgrade from an aging Barista Express, the Pro also makes a solid first machine choice for new users looking to go beyond what the Express offers.
The Barista Touch espresso machine takes the concept of the Barista Express and adds a vibrant touch screen that walks you through each step of the brewing process. Featuring the same performance and consistency present in the Pro, the Touch adds some extra automation with it’s optional automatic milk steaming and programmable drink recipes. Combined with the simple to use interface, the Barista Touch is a great option if you want the control of a semi-automatic espresso machine but with some degree of automation.
The Oracle Touch espresso machine takes everything about the Barista platform and adds deeper automation features to create a nearly automatic experience. From automatic dosing and tamping to PID controlled heating elements that provide rock-solid temperature stability from bean to cup, this machine offers prosumer features and superauto-like automation. Rounding out the package is a professional style 58mm portafilter and custom drink recipes, providing a high degree of control without sacrificing ease of use. The Oracle Touch is a fantastic option for anyone wanting the simplicity of a superauto with the performance of a semi-automatic.