Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine Review

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Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine Review

At $600, the Breville BES870XL better be the best premium espresso machine out there--and it is. Its high-end wow factor can’t be beat. Neither can its versatility.

The key to this sturdy, stainless-steel wonder, weighing in at 23 pounds, is an interchangeable filter system that gives you the option to take it easy (that’d be what the dual-wall filter is for), or to customize your brew (courtesy the single-wall filter).

The built-in grinder gives you even more flexibility, should you so desire it: adjust the size of the grind, adjust the dose and/or do both. It’s your call. The milk-foaming steam wand is likewise customizable. Arguably, the Breville’s greatest feature is its manufacturer’s promise that you’ll go from “bean to espresso” in less than one minute.

Regardless of your skill level, this machine is the ultimate addition to the ultimate kitchen.  

If you have a few minutes, read the thorough review of this great espresso machine by our friends at CNET.

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