Breville BES880 Barista Touch Product User Manuals & Instructions PDF

Designed to elevate your coffee experience, the Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine combines cutting-edge technology with ease of use, allowing you to create barista-quality espresso beverages in the comfort of your own home. This user manual will guide you through the setup, operation, and maintenance of your Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine.

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Machine Preparation Remove and discard all labels and packaging materials attached to your espresso machine. Ensure you have removed all parts and accessories before discarding the packaging.

Remove the packaging and the plastics bags containing the water filter and water filter holder. Clean parts and accessories (water tank, portafilter, filter basket, jug) using warm water and a gentle dish washing liquid. Rinse well then dry thoroughly.


  • Remove the water filter and water filter holder from the plastic bag.
  • Soak the filter in cold water for 5 minutes.
  • Wash the filter holder with cold water.
  • Set the reminder for next month of replacement. We recommend to replace the filter after 3 months.
  • Insert the filter into the two parts of the filter holder.
  • To install the assembled filter holder into the water tank, align the base of the filter holder with the adapter inside the water tank. Push down to lock into place.
  • Fill the water tank with cold water before sliding back into position at the back of the machine and locking into place.

NOTE Replacing the water filter after three months or 10.6 USgal / 40L will reduce the need to descale the machine. Filter can be purchased at Breville webpage.

NOTE DO NOT use highly filtered, demineralised or distilled water in this machine. This may affect the taste of the coffee.


  1. Press POWER button to turn the machine on.
  2. Follow the instructions on screen to guide you through first use setup.
  3. After completing setup, the machine will tell that it is ready to use.
  4. Touch "Guide" and the machine will guide you step by step to make your first coffee. Touch the and go to the Drinks Menu or < to repeat the Setup. To repeat the Guide at any time, go to Settings Menu.

NOTE If your water hardness is either 4 or 5 when tested, we strongly recommend you change to an alternate water source. Filtered, bottled spring or mineral water will extend both the life of your built-in filter and descale intervals as well as superior taste. Please ensure to test the water hardness of the alternative water source you've chosen and input into the machine accordingly. Avoid using overly filtered water, like RO water unless some mineral content is being added back to the final water. Never use distilled water, or water with no or low mineral content as this will affect both the taste.


Insert bean hopper into position on-top of the machine. Turn dial to lock into place. Fill hopper with fresh beans.

TIP We recommend quality 100% Arabica beans with a 'Roasted On' date stamped on the bag, not a 'Best Before' or 'Use By' date. Coffee beans are best consumed between 5–20 days after the 'Roasted On' date. Stale coffee may pour too quickly from the portafilter spouts and taste bitter and watery.


To enter Drinks Menu screen, touch the Home icon. Swipe & select your drink. Touch the 'Help & Tip' icon to see Barista Touch™ Guide.

NOTE Please keep the touch screen dry and clean to ensure that the machine functions properly.


In this screen, you can customize your drink by touching the oval shaped buttons. You cannot adjust the Grind Size by touching the button, use the dial on the side of the machine.


Breville’s range of espresso machines, drip brewers, and grinders seek to make gourmet coffee easier in the home. From the perfect starter espresso machine to smart, powerful brewers, Breville brings something for everyone. Founded in 1932, Breville is known for producing espresso machines, drip brewers, and grinders that embrace usability without sacrificing performance.

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