Customer reviews for Breville Barista Express, BES860XL

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Breville Barista Express, BES860XL

Breville Barista Express, BES860XL : The Barista Express, with its integrated conical burr grinder and dosing control, helps deliver the optimum path for beans to espresso in under a minute, ensuring a smooth and thick crema. The measured dose is delivered straight into the coffee filter to maximize luscious crema with every extraction. Product Features Programmable or manual settings Sealed bean hopper with 8oz capacity Integrated conical burr grinder Preset or adjustable grind amount Hands free grinding cradle Removable 67oz water tank with water filtration system 360 degree swivel steam wand with froth enhancer Power save mode Dry puck feature Concealed storage compartment Accessories: Cleaning kit In-built tamper with pressure guide Stainless steel frothing pitcher 1 cup and 2 cup single and dual-wall filters Pod filter
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6 out of 6(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Breville Barista Express, BES860XL
Review 1 for Breville Barista Express, BES860XL
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A miracle machine

PostedFebruary 18, 2013
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Brewchief
fromOakland, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Mom
For the price, this is truly a miracle machine. My son is an experienced barista so he got the right grind and made the perfect espresso and then the best cappuccino I ever had. The coffee pucks come out almost dry for easy clean-up. In fact, the whole machine is an easy clean-up. The coffee-bean reservoir holds plenty of beans and the grinder offers a wide variety of grinds. The quality of the Barista Express is great and looks really professional (really cool) on the counter.
My Favorite BrandCalfalon
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Review 2 for Breville Barista Express, BES860XL
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product is great for aspiring baristas

PostedAugust 31, 2012
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VENUS
fromOceanside, CA, USA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I love that this espresso machine is" novice friendly".
The dual wall feature is great for those just starting to venture into the world of espresso making . I think this is a great machine for the money. One suggestion make sure you use a better quality coffee bean to get the best shot of espresso.
My Favorite BrandCusinart and Kitchenaid
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Review 3 for Breville Barista Express, BES860XL
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Wow!

PostedApril 25, 2012
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DaveP
fromBoston, MA, USA
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I love this product. It is incredably easy to make outstanding espresso drinks. I espesially love the integrated grinder which gives me perfect grounds...
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Review 4 for Breville Barista Express, BES860XL
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Not going to be beat on value

PostedDecember 15, 2011
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Steezlo
fromRichmond, VA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I had a Jura Capresso z5, unfortunately it broke after 1 year of use. Fortunately I was able to get a refund, and put that towards the Breville. It makes better quality espresso drinks than products that cost 5 or 6 times what this one does.
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Review 5 for Breville Barista Express, BES860XL
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cultivating my new espresso habit!

PostedOctober 19, 2011
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AWildHair
fromMarathon, FL
After returning home from a recent trip to Europe I developed a love for all things related to espresso. I came home and began to drink the same coffee I had loved drinking prior to this trip. I took one sip and realized that I could not go back to drinking ordinary coffee anymore. I began to do some research about espresso machines and visited a William Sonoma and Crate and Barrel to get a good look at some of the machines I was interested in. I was immediately impressed with the looks of the Breville Barista Express! All of the attachments such as the portafilter, frother, dual wall and single wall filters and grinder are all made of high quality materials. It seemed like a big bang for the cost of this machine especially compared to the higher dollar machines on the market. I've had my Breville Barista Express for about two weeks now and I've been really happy with my purchase. It's been easy to use and makes a delicious cup of espresso! I'd highly recommend this product to any aspiring home baristas out there : )
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Review 6 for Breville Barista Express, BES860XL
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Machine

PostedMay 12, 2010
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drollchick
fromSan Diego, CA
It's well built and attractively designed. It takes a little finessing to get the right espresso, but the brew is definitely high quality. Love it!
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