Breville The Barista Express Espresso Machine
This authentic espresso machine is not on everyone’s budget but it makes fabulous, real espresso, and has great features and is is still compact enough for the countertop.This model of espresso maker is all automatic that lets you easily grind the beans right away, and then brew them for the freshest coffee around. You can pick the grind you want, from fine to course, for regular coffee as well.
It includes an adjustable temperature control and their thermocoil heating system that will maintain water temperature. There is a dry puck feature to help remove excess water from the grounds in the portafilter. A low pressure pre-infusion allows a low water pressure at the beginning to gently wet grounds.
It also features an espresso pressure gauge and hot water only, in a separate dispenser. It has a removable coffee tamper and can be programmed for one or two cup portions, with an override of preset programs to adjust to your own needs. It includes four filter baskets, a stainless steel milk jug, a coffee scoop, water filter, and cleaning kit.
The removable drip and cup warming tray works well for cleaning or larger cup size. It also has a removable 2-liter water tank, and comes with a replacement carbon water filter and water level indicator. The built-in coffee grinder ensures ultimate freshness, flavor, and aroma.
Also, it includes a 15-bar pump pressure, and a stainless steel single and dual wall filters. Automatic sleep and off settings are helpful if you forget to turn the machine off. The stainless steel shell fits with any home decor.
It’s a great machine with a lot of features for an authentic espresso shot.The built in bean grinder is a nice touch, but it does make a mess while in use and it is definitely on the higher end of the price scale.