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Breville BES870XL Review
Espresso lovers know looking for a nice espresso maker means. They usually lurk in forums, do a lot of research, and ask around, all in order to make themselves that satisfying cup of espresso. If you are out there looking for a good espresso maker, this review may be helpful. The Breville BES870XL Barrista express is a top of the range espresso maker which is also the precedent of the popular Breville BES860XL. It’s no doubt that the Breville BES870XL has got you covered regardless of your status as an espresso drinker. Coffee addicts or occasional drinkers are ensured to get the hot cup of coffee they really need. Let’s see what’s exceptional about this beauty.
Who wouldn’t like an espresso that comes with a brewer, a steamer and a grinder all in one place. Well, the guys at Breville already figured out the answer to that question as they did make it happen with the Breville BES870XL. The in built conical burr grinder is one of the most outstanding features of the BES870XL.This feature is easily visible on the top of the machine. It will kindly allow you to grind your espresso beans before brewing them in the same machine. As some veterans may already know, espresso beans start to lose their flavor after 5 minutes of grinding, therefore you need to brew them ASAP. If you wondered why the guys at your local coffee shop grind coffee beans for every cup, then problem solved, they need to maintain the flavors! Of course, you should be more than happy knowing you will now be able to do it at home!
This appliance is easy to use. To start you off, you can choose how coarse or fine your beans ground should be on the left of the device. You can as well control the dose that gets to the port filter by adjusting its size knob located on the front of the appliance.
The Breville BES870XL boasts of a new feature known as PID temperature control. This is a feature that was lacking in the BES860XL. This technology allows consistency in the water temperature that goes into the grounded coffee to ensure you get out the maximum flavors. This is a new technology which came with this appliance. If you have come across the BES900XL, then you should realize that this upgrade comes with an in built double boiler. This feature ensures that work is done faster as it’s able to steam while brewing. In other appliances such as its predecessor, you will to wait for around 30 seconds to be able to switch from brewing to steaming.
This appliance comes with a 15 bar pump gauge, numerous brewing buttons, removable water tanks and a bean hopper as well as a thermo coil heating system. You can custom program the amount you want to brew, e.g one cup or two cups. These features are all wrapped under a decent stainless steel cover that improves its appearance. This is the best espresso maker so far even if it might seem a bit expensive. If you want to make consistent espresso quickly, then you should be ordering this device. Did I mention it has already grabbed an award for the best new product? Yes, the Special Coffee Association of America awarded Breville BES870XL as the best new product in the tea and coffee preparation equipment department!
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- The Breville BES870XL is manufactured by Breville and was added in December 2014 in the Coffee and Espresso Makers section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Breville BES870XL in Canada is $11.99 at Espresso Planet
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at The Bay, Espresso Planet