Breville BES870XL Barista Express Review

By July 13, 2016Kitchen
Breville BES870CBXL The Barista Express Coffee Machine

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#1 Breville BES870XL Barista Express

#1 Breville BES870XL Barista Express

Ease Of Use


Drink Customization




Additional Features


The Good

  • Heavy-Duty
  • Built-In Coffee Grinder
  • 360-Degree Swivel-Action Steamer
  • Extremely Powerful
  • Cleaning

The Bad

  • Weight

Heavy-Duty: The Breville BES870XL Barista Express is our top pick for best home espresso machine. It’s value-packed and remarkably durable: its casing is made with high-quality stainless steel and comes with no-slip feet. With this model, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious espresso drinks for years to come.
Built-In Coffee Grinder: Baristas will tell you, freshness can be measured in seconds. This machine was built for speed and precision to deliver you the freshest coffee you can get.
360-Degree Swivel-Action Steamer: This model includes a convenient 360-degree swivel-action steam wand for customizable milk texture. Brew creamy lattes and frothy cappuccinos with ease.
Extremely Powerful: Featuring 1600W of power and a 15 bar pressure system, this machine stacks up with commercial style espresso makers. Get gourmet, professional-style espresso drinks in the comfort of your own home.
Cleaning: This model provides a few handy features for cleaning, including a removable drip tray, removable water tank and a hideaway storage compartment for its included cleaning utensils.
Weight: Despite being made with extremely heavy-duty materials and providing overall reliability and durability, this espresso machine weighs over 23 pounds, making it hard to maneuver and taking up a decent amount of counter space.
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Gretchen E.

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Gretchen is no stranger to the kitchen. While she learned to cook from her father, it was mother who encouraged her to pursue a career in writing. One day Gretchen realized she could have the best of both worlds and write about cooking!