Breville® Barista Express Espresso Machine
- Manufacturer: Breville
- Includes: Cleaning kit; integrated tamper
- Material: Stainless steel
- Care: Hand wipe clean
- Dimensions: 13¼" length x 12½" width x 15¾" height
- Capacity: 67-oz. removable water reservoir; 8-oz. bean hopper
- Watts: 1600 W
- Made in China
- 15-bar Italian pump and 1600 W thermocoil heating system
- One- and two-cup presets and manual override
- Easily adjust water temperature in two- to four-degree increments from default temperature
- Low-pressure pre infusion helps ensure even brewing; patented twist-blade system trims the puck to the desired level for precision dosing and consistent extraction
- Integrated bean hopper and grinder; both upper and lower burrs are removable for easy cleaning and adjustment
- Removable 67-oz. water reservoir allows easy refilling; charcoal filtration reduces scale buildup and removes unpleasant flavors and odors
- Steam wand features a round tip for easy cleaning
- Dedicated hot water outlet is great for rinsing your mug or brewing a cup of tea
- Integrated cup-warming tray
- Removable stainless-steel drip tray keeps spills contained, making cleanup simple
- Cleaning alert
- Sleep mode after one hour; auto-off after three hours
John O’Brien (Bill’s son) quickly became passionate about the growing small-appliance business, founding the Breville Research and Development center in 1972. Two years later, the world’s first scissor-action sandwich maker was invented, selling 400,000 units in its first year—one of the most successful product launches in Australian history.
Today, from New Zealand to the UK, toasted sandwiches are still affectionately called ‘Brevilles,’ so much so that the term has been added to the Australian dictionary. The sandwich maker’s success was soon followed by the iconic ‘Kitchen Wizz’ food processor, together with a range of high-performance, time-saving appliances such as blenders, dairy bars, yogurt makers and waffle irons. By the early ‘80s, Breville had established an office in Hong Kong, and was exporting its innovations to 15 countries.
During the ‘90s, Breville’s hometown of Sydney became one of the world’s most multicultural cities, with a craving for fresh, healthy foods and a taste for Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Breville’s revolutionary innovations, such as the high-wall heating electric wok, the health grill, panini press and award-winning Juice Fountain and espresso machines, brought Sydney’s café culture to millions of homes around the world. In 2001, Breville’s merger with Australian kitchenware company HWI helped support the expansion of Breville’s Centre of Design.