Breville BES860XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Review

Breville BES860XL Barista Express Espresso MachineIf you read that the Breville BES860XL Barista Express Espresso Machine is programmable, there is no need to panic. Delighted baristas everywhere already know that absolutely no computer expertise is required to use this wonderful espresso machine. You simply need a passion for a great espresso along with a couple of minutes of down time to enjoy the whole process of making it.

You will not need a lot of time, though, thanks in part to the built in grinder. Cleanup does not take long, either, since the grinder is easily removed. This conical burr type unit means that you can make your coffee grounds fresh, an important factor in making a great espresso. The actual hopper holds up to eight ounces of coffee beans at a time, which means that you will be ready to make more than enough for yourself along with several friends.

Utilizing the grinding dial, you are able to dial in the texture and consistency that you and they prefer. Set it manually or utilize a pre-programmed grind and settle back knowing you will get precisely what you desire each and every time. The grinder will stop automatically when it is finished. Furthermore, the grinder is so well integrated it does not just ground the coffee beans, but also transfers the output directly into your filter.

Breville BES860XL Filter

Those grounds will not present you with any problem during the brewing process, either, thanks to the filtering options on the Breville BES860XL Barista Express. The machine is supplied with both single-wall and dual-wall filters allowing you to have a lot of fun experimenting. It will not take very long for you to come up with something you like the best, and you cannot go far wrong with this particular machine regardless of what you decide on.

You are able to brew a large quantity, as well, given that Breville designed a huge 67-ounce water tank for this particular model. Fortunately, it is easily removed, making filling and cleanup easy. The built-in water filtering means that one of your important ingredients is always in optimum form, as well.

Cleaning a 67-ounce water tank may appear to be a major job, but it does not have to be. A mix of white vinegar and baking soda will keep it free from calcium build-up, or you can buy any one of many specialized de-calcification products making it easier still.

This particular Breville model also includes an espresso tamper. Using its magnetized locking system, you are able to tamp your grounds while the device remains attached to the machine. Alternatively, detach it and use it free hand on the countertop, if you prefer.

Tamping is definitely advisable since it makes your grounds consistent and keeps your brew the same throughout the entire liquid. To achieve that, it is important to have a tamper, which fits your unit properly. Given that this one is designed specifically for the BES860XL, you know it is just right.

It is also essential to have a puck with just the right moisture content. Eliminating excess water helps produce the perfect brew. Consequently, purchasers will be pleased to know the BES860XL includes a dry puck feature to help keep it at optimum level.

The Breville BES860XL Barista Express has convenience features, which will make brewing that fine shot no trouble whatsoever. Among those is the convenient hideaway storage tray to hold small items, which you always need ready to hand. Items such as spoons fit perfectly. Simplicity of use along with a outstanding espresso from an integrated coffee making machine. What more could you want!

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