Why people love it
  • Consistently makes authentic, great-tasting espresso
  • Dual pumps allow for simultaneous shot pulls, steaming, and hot water extraction
  • Easy to use
Cons

A common complaint with Brevilles in general is that they’re made from cheap components and, consequently, that’s why they break down often. We should also note that this espresso machine does not come with a built-in grinder, so that’s an additional cost to take into consideration with an already expensive machine.

Details

Price: This is an expensive espresso machine and really only should be considered by espresso aficionados who will use this on a regular basis. That being said, you gett a lot in return for what you pay for with this one—especially when compared to the $3,000+ competitor semi-automatics that come with less features.

Ease of Use: Unlike the other Breville on this list, this one is regularly noted for how easy it is to use; however, some of that may be due to the type of person who would be willing to pay this much for an espresso machine (i.e. the expert). With auto programmer functionality, advanced monitoring, commercial features, and more, this espresso machine gives users more control over that perfect pull.

Quality of Espresso: Being as this is a semi-automatic with commercial-level performance, you’re going to get great espresso from this machine. Breville usually provides helpful guides along with each of their machines, so you can turn to that if you should run into any problems producing a high-quality shot.

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