Breville "the Barista Express" Espresso Machine

Breville "the Barista Express" Espresso Machine
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How it works

Create third-wave specialty coffee at home with the Breville "the Barista Express" Espresso Machine. The all-in-one machine transforms your favourite coffee beans into high-quality espresso in less than a minute! Created to satisfy your caffeine-cravings, the machine's precise temperature control (PID) efficiently extracts full flavours. Unleash your inner barista and utilise the manual microfoam milk texturing feature to enjoy the ultimate authentic café experience.
Key Features
  • Start your morning each day with a delicious home-made cup of coffee. This coffee machine features 18 adjustable grind settings and 15 bar pump pressure to deliver a personalised coffee taste.
  • Breville delivers the right amount of freshly ground coffee directly into the portafilter thanks to the 250g integrated conical burr grinder.
  • The Breville Espresso Machine employs a user-friendly design with an innovative grinding cradle that helps crush the coffee beans into the espresso portafilter. 
  • It also packs an analogue display and descaling alert for easier operations.
  • Its Thermocoil Heating System lets you get that perfect temperature consistency and brew your coffee to perfection.
  • This machine lets you prepare almost anything, from long black coffee to tea, thanks to its dedicated hot water outlet.
  • Digital temperature control (PID) delivers precise water temperature, assuring optimum espresso extraction. The purge function automatically regulates water temperatures after steam.
  • You can also utilise the Breville Razor™ dosing tool for trimming the puck and getting uniform doses.
  • Its built-in steam wand gives the best micro-foam milk consistency. It enhances the flavour of the coffee and lets you create incredible latte arts.
  • With its intuitive design, the Espresso Machine gives you control over the grind size of any coffee bean you're using.
  • To get that even shot of coffee extraction, this machine furnishes a pre-infusion system. It increases water pressure to gently soak the portafilter's coffee grounds before applying the selected brewing pressure.
  • Breville "the Barista Express" Espresso Machine has a tank that can hold up to 2L of water which is the perfect amount for multiple coffee drinkers.
  • Included inside the box are 1x Breville BES870 Barista Express Coffee Machine, 1x Integrated Tamper, 1x 480ml Milk Jug, 1x The Razor Dose Trimming Tool, 1x Coffee Scooper, 1x 54mm Stainless Steel Portafilter Handle, 1x Single Wall Filter Basket, 1x Dual Wall Filter Basket, 1x Cleaning Disc, 1x Cleaning Tablet, 1x Cleaning Brush, 1x Allen Key, 1x Water Filter & Holder, and 1x User Guide.
All Product Details
Brand Breville
Product Type Manual Espresso Machine
Model Number BES870BSS
Colour Stainless Steel
Coffee & Beverages Features
Bar/Pump Pressure 15 bar
Heat Up Time 1 min
Temperature Control Yes
Coffee Tamper Manual
Hot Water Spout Yes
Water Tank Capacity 2L
Removable Water Tank Yes
Programmable Water Hardness No
Replaceable Water Filter Yes
Removable Drip Tray Yes
Milk Jug Capacity 480mL
Hot Milk Only Option Yes
Milk System Manual
Auto Frothing of Milk No
Aeroccino/Milk Frother Included No
Descaling Alert Yes
Suitable for Tap Water Yes
Thermoblock System No
Coffee Dose Amount Adjustable
Boiler Type Thermocoil
Personalisation of Coffee Yes
Type of Grinder Stainless Steel Conical Burr
Grinder Settings 18
Ground Coffee Dispenser Yes
Bean Hopper Capacity 250g
Coffee Strength/Intensity Variable
Home Appliance Power Features
Corded or Cordless Corded
Wattage/Voltage 1850W
Auto Shut Off Yes
Manufacturers 12 Months
Breville "the Barista Express" Espresso Machine is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1577.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best coffee I bought this machine from Harvey Norman Warrawong only 2 days ago upgraded from a pod machine. Spent the first day reading the instruction manual and following all the instructions to a tee and testing out different grind settings. My first batch of coffee beans were not fresh so no crema. They had been sitting in our pantry opened for over 12 months. Went out to buy fresh beans and what a difference!! Hopefully this machine will continue to give our family the coffee that we love. It will pay for its self in only a few months. Also some great training videos on youtube for this machine that are worth watching if your a bit nervous like I was about using an expresso machine.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than a bought one At first a bit daunting to set up. Quite a bit of sorting the grind and making sure the pressure is the most efficient etc. Once sorted this machine will constantly produce quality coffee and with minimal maintenance each day. I would have this every day as opposed to cafe blend. Can experiment easily with different types and not always control the end result. Only one to blame is yourself. Have recommended this machine to several people now and they all enjoy the results, some of whom would be coffee snobs too. Great machine, compact enough to be on the bench all the time ready to go and elegant enough to be part of the equipment in the kitchen.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coffee once you have the settings dialed in I've had this for just over a month and have been loving the coffee it has been producing lately. The most important thing with this machine is you need fresh beans! I've tried extracting from a few different types of beans and the difference between freshly roasted and old beans is unbelievable. The settings on this machine are easy to tweak but you can expect to go through quite a bit of beans when first setting it up. I've noticed the settings also need tweaking when changing bean types to get the pressure gauge in the right zone. Now I've had it for a while and dialed in the settings perfectly, I get a great extraction every single time and coffee that easily rivals a cafe's.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best coffee machine I’ve had this for 2 months. I love making my morning coffee as much as I love drinking it now. I never realised how much science goes into making a coffee. I’ve used different beans and I’ve had to adjust the grind size and quantity every time but I write the settings down to remember for a particular bean and it’s spot on every time. I love making coffee for guests too. Love this machine. It’s tricky but enjoyable at the same time. It’s satisfying when you see the dial land in the perfect spot and the coffee comes out like honey with a beautiful crema on top.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my coffee machine I have had this machine for 6 years - we make 2-4 coffees daily - every day - without fail. My son is 10 and he can make perfect coffee for us so its easy to use. We have taken it on holidays with us - packing it up and putting it in the boot while we drive for days so I can vouch for its durability! Alas it is now starting to wear out - the wand has had all the first few layers of whatever it is coated with worn off thru use and the seal in the water tank is starting to go - but I'm so pleased with it I'm here shopping for an exact replacement! I know $700 seems expensive - but our home made coffee costs us about $1 to make , saving $2.50 per cup. So the two of us save $5 a day - which means in a year its paid for itself!
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great at first but..... I'm 2.5 years into my Breville Barista Express experience & I must say the first 2.5 years have been pretty spectacular coffee quality wise. However, should a machine of this pedigree last longer than 2.5 years & the answer has to be yes. Fastidiously maintained but now showing apparent signs of a loss of pump power. In spite of the pressure gauge indicating ideal pressure levels, the flow of coffee from the group head is muted ie. it drips rather than trickles or flows. This is nothing to do with grind size , because the first 2.5 blissful years never indicated the problem I'm now experiencing. Perhaps the machine needs a proper Breville servicing? Is there such a service? I can't recommend the product if it deteriorates to this extent after 2.5 years.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use... This is my first home machine after using a pod machine I had given to me which served a very presentable espresso. But I wanted to add milk and love silky froth so I looked around for ages and eventually went to try one at a friend's place who had same model. Thought I would be a bit annoyed at extra labour involved. But this machine is super easy to use and very satisfying getting the grind/pressure/milk etc right. Love it. And fresh grind to coffee is just great,the smell is divine and it is like being in a good cafe every morning in my house now.Bought the black which looks sleek and is easy to clean.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional results on a budget I only just got this machine so the honeymoon phase is beginning, but I'm an experienced home coffee making having different machines over the year. I switched back to this one because I no longer enjoyed the pod machine I had, the plastic pods, the taste no longer did it for me. I chose this as I got it on sale and it had the coffee grinder in it which is FAB. The quality is like store bought. Small size but looks high end on the bench. Tips - use fresh beans and ensure you have the grind set to like 5, the finer the grind it often doesn't work. I use fresh beans filter trays, fresh water every second day. I really enjoying getting up and making my brew!
Date published: 2019-09-17
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Questions & Answers

If you want to switch from standard coffee beans to decaf - do you have to scoop all the beans out each time to swap them? Or is there an easier way to do this? We use both standard and decaf on a daily basis.

Asked by: Caffeinated
Hi there, thanks for your question. To save time, you don't need to scoop the beans to replace them. There is a lock/unlock system where you can twist the hopper to detach it from the machine and you can pour this out to replace the beans. Hope this helps! Please note, the machine does come with a manual which will instruct how to do this, moving forward.
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2022-05-13

Does this have a cup warming area on top?

Asked by: Louise
Hi Louise. Thanks for your question. This has a cup warming try on the top of the machine. A warm cup will help maintain the coffee’s optimal temperature. Pre-heat your cup by rinsing with hot water and place on the cup warming tray. Hope this helps
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2021-10-04

Do you have a discount for the over 65s. Can I pay that online and then pick it up.

Asked by: Sues
Thank you for your question. Please contact your local Harvey Norman store to discuss you requirements, and any special pricing they can offer.
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2021-09-09
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