Breville Fresca Espresso Machine BES860

Breville Fresca Espresso Machine BES860

Breville Fresca Espresso Machine BES860 Review

  • 4.8 / 5
    • The good:
      For the home baristas, built-in grinder with controllable grind size and dose, beans to espresso in less than a minute(!), optimal coffee extraction, an investment for a coffee artist!
    • The bad:
      Not for occasional users, needs time and beans, expensive and may be intimidating for novices.
    If you delight in crafting your own coffee drinks at home and are keen to elevate your skills to the next level of coffee artistry, the Breville Fresca Express BES860 Espresso Machine would serve your barista aspirations well. The Breville Fresca Espresso Machine BES860 features a built-in stainless steel conical burr grinder with hands-free cradle that grinds only what you need straight into either the single or advanced dual wall crema system filters. This reduces the time between grinding the fresh beans and extracting the coffee oils to ensure an amazing crema and a flavor-packed espresso shot. Full adjustability also doesn’t hurt and it can serve to tickle anyone’s coffee palate with a full range of grind size and dose! The machine’s impressive steam pressure comes from a 15 bar Italian pump blasting away with the special stainless steel thermocoil and thermoblock heating system. Controlled by Breville’s best electronic temperature control, this offers quick heating up and a consistent temperature for optimal coffee extraction. And with an auto purge function flushing overheated water from an amazing 2 litre removable water tank with integrated water filtration system, every pour is ideal. One or two cups? The programmable or semi-automatic function controlling the volume of the pour lets you decide at the press of a button, whether it's 30ml for a single or 60ml for a double. Included with this handsome, die-cast stainless steel machine is a 230g hopper capable of holding beans for up to 25 espresso shots, a pre-brew function, and a multi access swivel steam wand that makes great foam and very hot milk. There’s even storage space for the tools and accessories of the trade, including the tamper! Truly great for those with limited counter space! Though operation may be a little overwhelming for some and maintenance may be harder to do than on more simple machines, it’s just regular housekeeping for the aspiring barista to keep a beloved machine primed and ready for an excellent, crafted brew. For serious coffee drinkers, enthusiasts, home baristas and brew artisans, this machine is designed help you find your perfect cup.
  • Product description
    • The Breville Fresca Espresso Machine BES860 was added in December 2014 in the Coffee and Espresso Makers section
    • This product has a rating of 4.8 out of 5