Breville Barista Express Espresso Maker

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Sugg. Price $1,000 Our Price $599.95

Get a great cup of espresso – from bean to brew – in less than a minute. This espresso maker grinds the beans right before brewing, and its interchangeable filters and a choice of automatic or manual operation ensure perfect results from beginner and connoisseur alike.

  • Choose from automatic and manual settings.
  • Built-in conical sintered-steel burr grinder produces precise grinds (15 settings from fine to coarse).
  • Airtight round coffee bean hopper preserves freshness and aroma.
  • Razor-precise grind dosing dispenses the correct amount of coffee for either single or double shots and can be adjusted to your preferences.
  • Integrated tamper with pressure guide.
  • Low-pressure preinfusion of coffee for optimal extraction.
  • Adjustable brew temperature.
  • A 15-bar Italian-made pressure pump ensures maximum extraction of flavor from the coffee.
  • Water filter eliminates impurities for better-tasting coffee.
  • 360-degree swivel steam wand with frothing nozzle froths milk for lattes and cappuccinos.
  • Two interchangeable sets of forged commercial-style filters: dual-wall filters create consistently perfect crema for beginners; single-wall filters allow more experienced brewers to experiment with grind size, volume and tamp force.
  • Extra-large water tank and dedicated hot-water outlet.
  • Dry-puck feature removes excess water from grinds after extraction, resulting in an easily removable "puck" for fast cleanup.
  • Includes a traditional stainless-steel frothing pitcher, scoop and cleaning kit.
  • Built-in storage tray holds accessories when not in use.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Model #BES870XL
  • Stainless-steel housing with aluminum castings.
  • 12" x 12 1/4" x 14 1/2" high.
  • 67-fl.-oz.-cap. water tank.
  • 8-oz.-cap. bean hopper.
  • 19-fl.-oz.-cap. milk pitcher.
  • 27 lb. 6 oz.
  • 1600W.
  • This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards.
  • Made in China.
Use & Care


  • Hand-wash drip tray.
  • Steam wand and frothing attachment should be cleaned after every use. Purge milk from wand and wipe with a damp cloth. Remove attachment and rinse in warm water.
  • Filters and holders should be rinsed under water directly after use.
  • Wipe brew head interior clean with a damp cloth.
  • Wipe exterior clean with a damp cloth.
  • Decalcify machine every 2–3 months with a liquid decalcifying agent – do not use powdered decalcifying agents.

Shipping Information

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Return Policy

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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this! Let me start by saying that I have a short attention span. I hate reading instructions, and my work schedule leaves me with little time. I used the quick start instruction guide. My first cup was good. By the second try, I felt like a pro. This will get daily use at my house. While pricey, it saves me money in the long run. I wanted a quality machine that was relatively easy to use, that didn't require plastic cups that are terrible for the environment. This machine nailed it.
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine I did quite a bit of research before I decided on this particular model, and I'm extremely pleased. It has many components that allow you make adjustments to pull your perfect shot of espresso, but not so many that it seems confusing. I also have a friend who has been a barista, and her family has this machine. They love it. She did warn me to be careful with it, because the pump might stop working after two years (I had read this on some reviews). That's what happened to hers, but she also said, "My dad takes terrible care of it and makes at least two lattes a day." That being said, with good care I expect it to last a long time and continue being excellent!
    Date published: 2016-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from once you learn how to use it, you'll love it at first we thought about returning it, but then we went to my sister who had one and learned how to get the espresso right. i wish it had a bell go off when it hit the right pressure, and verbally suggest what I could do to get better pressure.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great espresso, terrible machine My machine gave me trouble at about the 10 month mark. I wasted a lot of expensive beans over the next four months. Not sure how this product has such a high rating because a little research will show that my experience is not atypical. Buyer beware.
    Date published: 2016-04-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Some Like It Hot When I was looking to buy an espresso maker, I wanted a good one and this one had excellent reviews. I don't know if it is my espresso maker in particular, but I cannot get a hot cup of espresso from this machine. I talked to someone at Breville and they were very nice and walked me through the procedure. They tried to blame the beans that I was using... Well, I have tried other beans and ground espresso. I still have yet to get a hot cup of espresso. Last night, I had a cup of espresso at friends' house - they have a Nepresso - the espresso was hot and delicious, much better than I have been able to get from this very expensive machine. Get the Nepresso - I sure wish I did!! I am going to look into returning it as soon as I finish this review.
    Date published: 2016-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2ND BREVILLE EXPRESSO MAKER This is our second Breville Expresso Maker and we have been totally impress with this upgrade...If you're having any doubts about purchasing this particular machine, please don't!! I can assure you, it's worth every single dime!!
    Date published: 2016-04-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from My second Breville machine, much poorer performanc After owning my first machine for many years, I was excited to get a new one. The first machine still worked after almost 10 years, and now has a new home and still works great. This new machine however didn't make it to the second year without a problem causing the espresso to not come out of the machine any longer. I have worked with the company to resolve the problem following their instructions to a T. Nothing has seemed to work therefore I have a less than two-year-old machine that no longer works. They want me to send it in as they claim they are the only ones who can fix it, however the warranty is only for one year. It's expensive to ship the machine to California from the East Coast. Not to mention the time without the machine. Very sad about this purchase.
    Date published: 2016-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Espresso just like in Italy Got this for my husband, 25th silver anniversary and he says its the best gift I ever gave him. We share a "moment" every day together. Super easy to use. I got a fantastic tutorial at the store from Carla. Customer service could not have been any better. My only complaint is its just a bit messy before the coffee actually gets tamped down properly. This could be our learning curve. Overall, I would highly recommend this model. Oh, and for you tea drinkers, the hot water spout is PERFECT!!!! Ciao!!
    Date published: 2015-10-17
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