A solid chassis of stainless steel
The Breville Barista Express is constructed from stainless steel for a sturdy and stylish look.
Adding water is easy
Thanks to a removable water tank with a firmly attached handle, it's a cinch to fill the Barista Express with H2O.
Pour in your whole beans
There's a bean hopper on top of the machine that feeds the built-in burr grinder.
Choose the amount of grounds
There are dials and buttons to select the amount of coffee grounds the grinder will create.
From grinder to portafilter
Ground coffee beans drop right into the portafilter for easy espresso shot dosing.
Trim it if you'd like
Breville also includes a steel "razor" tool to trim excess grounds from the filter.
Use this gauge to judge the pressure
Equipped with a pressure gauge, the Breville Barista Express lets you see how successful your shot will be in real time.
Let that liquid gold flow
If all goes well, you should have a delicious shot of espresso in about 30 seconds.
Now here's a creamy crema
Not only were the shots I pulled very rich, they were topped with a crema that was nice and thick.
Twist the knob for steam
A knob on the right of the Barista Express activates its steam or hot water functions.
Plenty of steam power
Unlike budget espresso machines, the Breville Barista Express had steam which didn't quit.
Making frothed milk wasn't a chore
A steel pitcher plus lots of steam power made frothing milk simple and quick.
Cafe drinks at home
With just a little practice you have the tools to create cafe drinks at home.