Breville Barista Pro Espresso Machine

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Get barista-quality espresso drinks – from bean to brew – quicker than ever, thanks to this machine's 3-second heat-up time. Featuring an intuitive LCD screen interface, the espresso maker provides all the information you need to make your coffee exactly the way you like it. The built-in grinder delivers the perfect amount of coffee right before brewing, so you always get rich, full flavor.

  • Precise grind dosing dispenses the ideal amount of coffee for either single or double shots and can be adjusted to your preferences.
  • Low-pressure pre-infusion of coffee results in optimal extraction.
  • 15-bar Italian-made pressure pump ensures maximum extraction of coffee flavor.
  • 360° swivel steam wand with frothing nozzle froths milk for lattes and cappuccinos.
  • Intuitive LCD screen.
  • Brushed-stainless-steel exterior offered in choice of premium metallic finishes with polished-chrome accents.
  • Includes stainless-steel milk jug, scoop and cleaning kit.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 16" x 14" x 16" high.
  • 67-fl.-oz.-cap. water tank.
  • 8-oz.-cap. bean hopper.
  • 16-fl.-oz.-cap. milk jug.
  • 20 lb.
  • 1680W.
  • Designed and engineered in Australia, made in China.

Additional Information

  • Model #BES878.
  • Stainless-steel housing with aluminum castings.
  • Integrated tamper with pressure guide.
  • 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.
  • Adjustable brew temperature.
  • Built-in conical sintered-steel burr grinder produces precise grinds (15 settings from fine to coarse).
  • Airtight coffee bean hopper preserves freshness and aroma.
  • Water filter eliminates impurities for better-tasting coffee.
  • 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.
  • Built-in storage tray holds accessories when not in use.
  • This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada, and is built to U.S. electrical standards.
Use & Care


  • Hand-wash drip tray.
  • Steam wand and frothing attachment should be cleaned after every use. Empty 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.

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    Date published: 2019-05-23
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    Date published: 2019-04-08
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  • Can oily beans be used with the Breville Barista Pro semi auto espresso machine?

    Asked by: Joe Wilson
    Yes, oil beans can be used in the Breville® BES878BSS Barista™ Pro. However, extra care will need to be used in cleaning the grinder, running the cleaning cycle and ensuring that the filters remain unclogged as the oils being on that much more on the surface can cause excessive clogging and build up.
    Answered by: Breville Consumer Support
    Date published: 2019-07-12

    Does anyone keep this on top of a counter top that is under a cabinet? I'm thinking of making the one area of my kitchen a coffee nook but worried that it won't clear the cabinet.(We are moving into this house in a few months, so I can't take measurement)

    Asked by: kmc367
    The height including the hopper is 16inches. It would not fit under my cabinets. I had to adjust the hinges on the cabinet door , raising them about 1/8 of an inch, so at least I have clearance to open the door. but I cannot push the machine all the way to the backsplash. Also, even if it fit under the cabinet you will need a lot of clearance  to lift the bean hopper or water reservoir. I have to slide mine forward a bit to access the water tank. 
    Answered by: Joe Wilson
    Date published: 2019-06-25

    Does this machine make plain coffee as well?

    Asked by: Peggy
    Hi Peggy, This machine makes espresso based drinks and can make an Americano by brewing espresso and adding hot water. It does not make drip coffee.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-04-29

    How does this differ from the Barista Express. I was in store looking. We are in the market to purchase a really great coffee/espresso maker. That will work for our different times work life

    Asked by: JPDuke
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    Answered by: leee
    Date published: 2019-05-04
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