Features of the Breville BES870XL
- The integrated conical burr grinder maximizes the surface area of the grinds and the half-pound bean hopper has a locking system for easy removal, storage and transfer of the coffee beans.
- 15 Bar Italian Pump and 1600W Thermo coil heating system which accurately controls the water temperature.
- The Auto purge function automatically adjusts water temperature after steam for optimal espresso extraction temperature
Why buy the Breville Barista Express?
The Breville BES870XL Barista Express hopes to solve your espresso needs with their all-in-one espresso machine. Makers of many small sized kitchen appliances, Breville’s most recent foray into coffee machines may just be worth your consideration. Let’s take a moment to review the legacy of the Breville company and see if their newest espresso machine is better than the competition, and your money.
An Australian maker and manufacturer of small kitchen appliances, Breville, has been in business since it’s founding in 1932. Bringing more than 8 decades of company brand recognition to their products, Breville is known for superior quality kitchen appliances that are built to last.
With an emphasis on a traditional aesthetic that remains classy regardless of where it is employed, Breville products are a good bet, if not a little pricey. How does their BES870XL Barista Express compare? Let’s find out.
The Breville BES870XL is evenly priced with its competition for mid range kitchen coffee and espresso machines. With a decent 15 bar Italian pump and a 1600W thermo-coil heating system, the espresso maker comes with a large water tank with handle.
The purge function in the espresso maker makes having the optimal steam level for espresso a piece of cake. An incredible range of options allows you to perfect the experience.
The stainless steel exterior brings to the forefront memories of coffee shops. Darker highlights help to distinguish knobs and make them easier to spot at a glance.
The Breville BES870XL has a 67oz./2 liter tank. The sealed bean hopper can hold up to half a pound. The steam wand can swivel 360 degrees and a 54mm tamper allows for expert tamping control. The unit weighs 23 pounds and measures in at 13.2 inches by 12.5 inches by 15.8 inches.
Video: Key Features of the Barista Express
So what do other owners think?
User reviews are incredibly popular for this espresso maker. The Breville BES870XL is seen as a significant improvement over the 860 Express model and customers like the redesigned coffee bean hopper, the additional control over brewing temperature, added hot water dispenser, auto shut off design, and more.
The level that the beans can be ground to is also another benefit of the machine. For those who enjoy drinking coffee daily, the BES870XL is designed to last and provide the same great experience time and time again. While the majority of reviews are positive, there are a few negative comments regarding the machine not being fully automatic.
Our Thoughts on the BES870XL
Breville outdid themselves with their BES870XL unit. Building off of and dramatically improving the 860 Express model, you should definitely consider the BES870XL if you want a mid ranged coffee/espresso maker that will deliver on quality and taste.