Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine with Grinder
Every coffee lover knows: "Fresh is best!"
Starting with freshly roasted beans that have just been ground to the optimal fineness is key to brewing the perfect espresso. Even the greatest espresso maker will make a sub-par shot of espresso when not using the freshest beans available. And the second those coffee beans are ground, they begin to lose precious flavor and aroma. This makes it vitally important to grind your beans immediately prior to making a cup for the best espresso possible. The Breville Barista Express is the machine that makes it quick and effortless to achieve superior results.
To make perfect espresso you not only begin with quality beans, but a high caliber grinder also. Grinding the beans immediately before making a cup is crucial to capturing the fullest aroma, essence and flavor profile possible. The Breville Barista Express features a conical burr grinder. Conical burr grinders are superior in that they create less friction, and therefore less heat. Heat will destroy some of the oils in the bean and negatively affect the flavor of the finished product. A Burr grinder will also create a more uniform grind. This lets water penetrate the grounds more evenly for maximum aroma and flavor.
The Barista Express also allows for more control over the grinding process. The grind size dial lets you adjust from fine to coarse, while the grind amount dial adjusts dosage amount. Once the beans are ground to your specifications, the patented RAZOR Dose Trimming Tool will trim down the puck, which results in a precise dose and consistent extraction. Finally, an espresso gauge actually monitors extraction pressure. The low pressure pre-infusion begins this delicate process by creating this low pressure to first gently expand the grounds, ensuring maximum extraction from every last ground.
Water is another very important feature in high quality espresso machines. Water pressure, temperature, and the heating system that will heat the water are all vitally important to the final result. The ideal temperature of the water can make or break a great cup of coffee, since there are precise specifications to follow. The Barista Express features a 1600 Watt thermocoil for maintaining precise water temperature and an electronic PID temperature control for increased temperature stability.
Along with all of these necessities for a great cup, the Barista Express boasts many important, extra features that make this machine comparable or even better than your neighborhood barista! A hot water oulet allows for the preheating of cups and for the making of Americanos if desired. The cup warming tray also maintains the heat of the cups so your espresso doesn't cool before you're finished drinking it. An Empty Me! tray full indicator, a sleep mode option, an auto off mode option and programmable volumetric control all combine to create a machine that is simple to operate and fully customizable to your personal preferences. Features of the Barista Express include:
Patented Razor™ dose trimming tool
54mm stainless steel portafilter
Two Single wall filter baskets (1 & 2 cup)
Two Dual wall filter baskets (1 & 2 cup)
Stainless steel milk jug
Cleaning disc and tablets
Cleaning brush, tool and Allen key
Water filter holder and water filter
- Conical Burr Grinder
- 15 Bar Italian Pump
- Grind size and grind amount dials
- Hands free grinding cradle
- 1/2 lb bean hopper - holds enough beans to brew up to 25 shots of espresso
- Programmable volumetric control
- 67 oz. removable water tank with handle with water filtration system
- Replaceable water filters
- Espresso pressure gauge
- A 360° swivel action steam wand with round tip
- An integrated removable tamper
- Hot water outlet
- Cup warming tray
- Storage tray for accessories
- Sleep Mode and Auto off Mode
- Empty me! drip tray and cleaning alerts
- All parts that contact coffee and water are BPA free
- Measures 13.25" L x 12.5" D x 15.75" H