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Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine

Pull perfect espresso shots at home with this easy-to-use appliance. Featuring a pre-infusion cycle, an innovative dose adjustment tool and barista-friendly features like an integrated burr grinder, cup warmer and removable tamper, this do-it-all machine...Read More

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Pull perfect espresso shots at home with this easy-to-use appliance. Featuring a pre-infusion cycle, an innovative dose adjustment tool and barista-friendly features like an integrated burr grinder, cup warmer and removable tamper, this do-it-all machine delivers smooth and rich bean-to-cup crema espresso in under a minute. BPA free.

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  • 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

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Breville
  • Model: BES870XL (silver), BES870BSXL (black), BES870CBXL (cranberry)
  • Includes: Cleaning kit; integrated tamper
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • 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

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wipe clean


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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Not worth bying
Burr grinder has clogged already 3 times since I got machine a month ago. Difficult to clean, as machine is heavy. Recommend DeLonghi instead. Had one for over 10 years without any issues.
July 29, 2019
2 months ago
I use it every day!
We had been looking for an espresso machine for about a year. We bought this one on impulse because it was on sale and half the price of other set ups. It is compact with the grinder built in. It pulls better shots than any place near where I live. I recommend watching some videos to get familiar with the machine. I did have to buy several other components like a knock box, stirring spoons, and shot glasses so keep that in mind. There is a chugging sound when streaming milk, which puts me on edge just a bit but that’s really the only downside so far. I love my machine and making espresso is a daily part of my routine now!
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July 18, 2019
2 months ago
Most delicious espresso drinks every time - highly recommend!
July 17, 2019
8 months ago
Very easy to use and maintain, takes up very little space, and makes excellent espresso drinks. I no longer go to cafes for coffee... it's that good! I've been sharing the link with friends. Also an excellent value.
May 16, 2019
4 months ago
Very disappointed
I bought this machine based on the recommendation from Cooks' Illustrated. Boy was I disappointed. Tamping down the coffee grounds was a skill I was never able to master. My wife could not get even as far as I did. She was never able to make even a single cup of coffee with it. On top of it all, there were coffee grounds all over the place, and if you use dark roast beans like I do, they stick and jam in the hopper and don't feed through properly. This was one of my worst purchase decisions of the last year. I finally gave it away and bought a more expensive, more automated machine.
February 21, 2019
1 year ago
Great espresso and frothy milk.
Great, easy to use and clean up!
December 8, 2018
9 months ago
This makes the best coffee I have ever had. The woman who helped me, Elle, was also wonderful and walked me through the ins and outs of making great coffee.
December 1, 2018
9 months ago
Love it
We love our espresso machine! Well made, easy to use and it makes great espresso!
November 2, 2018
10 months ago
First off I went in thinking of getting a lesser machine but I had the most fabulous in store demo that I was sold on this machine. I wanted it in black so I had to order it online. I've had it for about a month and love it. I use it almost everyday. The pressure barometer makes it so easy to tell if you've prepped everything right. The whole thing is easy to use and clean. I'm so happy I chose the black color too.
June 15, 2018
1 year ago
This machine makes legit espresso, and great lattes!
June 1, 2018
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Michael H on Jul 16, 2019
Bridal Shower
Michele R on Jul 13, 2019
Michael H on Jul 16, 2019
In store trial
Kirk C on Jul 13, 2019
Bridal Shower
Michele R on Jul 13, 2019
reviews from American Test Kitchen
Regina T on Jun 16, 2019
It has very good reviews. We were in the market after our Nespresso broke down. We like that we can use our own beans and the quality is supposed to be very good.
Marine R on Jun 16, 2019
I've been doing research online. Came to you store and met Jon Faulks at store 33. I had no intention of buying anything today, but saw the coffee machine and decided to ask a few questions. Jon approached me and asked if I needed any help. I'm in sales, so I'm very sensitive about the way I'm approached. I don't like hard sales techniques. Jon was brilliant. We purchased this maching as well as a few accessories. I had a great experience in this store. I was a true pleasure working with Jon.
william j on Jun 15, 2019
reviews and burr bean grinder
cynthia j on Jun 13, 2019
wedding gift they asked for
Randall K on Jun 11, 2019
my elegant girlfriend told me to get this one..I've lived in Europe for 5 yrs of my life
daniel s on Jun 8, 2019
online rating
Fred G on May 27, 2019
brand and familiar with machine
James D on May 20, 2019
Choice of the bride.
Amalia M on Apr 9, 2019
Good reviews. Fair price.
Jennifer S on Mar 22, 2019
thomas k on Feb 12, 2019
My wife and I want to take our coffee and espresso making to the next level but don't want to break the budget. We have two different Nespresso machines and a high quality drip coffee maker, but want to make Barista style drinks overselves; this fits the bill, we liked it in the store and the on-line reviews at sites like c|net are great. It is a Valentine's gift to ourselves; so we can make great espresso drinks and have romantic chats over them! -John
John R C on Feb 11, 2019
After reviewing various reviews and reviews decided to stay on this product. I think my parents will like it.
Lorenzo L on Jan 22, 2019
great reviews!
Andrea L on Jan 15, 2019
This item was on a Christmas Wish List.
Maria G on Dec 11, 2018
LINDA M on Dec 2, 2018
excellent machine; have another like it at a different location
Melinda M on Nov 11, 2018
Replacing existing machine with same brand .
Judy L on Nov 1, 2018
Because I like it
Virginia F on Oct 30, 2018
Good reviews, unique color.
Juan J on Oct 17, 2018
it had the best reviews
Eri K on Oct 1, 2018
Selected this model based on reviews and price
Megan D on Aug 5, 2018
next step up from my current Breville machine
BRENNA H on Aug 3, 2018
i am a coffee lover.....
lynda s on Jun 13, 2018
I have one in our primary home and wanted another for our other house
William S on May 19, 2018
on sale
Minjeong N on Apr 30, 2018
Our daughter has this model and she loves it. We had a Keurig for several years and the most recent one quit working. We decided to try an espresso machine.
Cynthia G on Apr 30, 2018
Replacement for original barista express that I love.
frank c on Apr 27, 2018
I have other Breville appliances and I am very satisfied with their products.
Vilma M on Apr 23, 2018
Gets great reviews in terms of quality of machinery and shots. Was looking for a high quality, reasonably priced manual espresso machine.
Heather A on Apr 17, 2018
best rated and best value
Michael W on Mar 31, 2018
gift was requested
Kyle L on Mar 25, 2018
based on customer ratings combined with price point. Plus return policy made it feel less risky.
CAROLYN T on Mar 16, 2018
Looking for REAL TRADITIONAL EXPRESSO Machine. Although Nespresso is popular these days. This type of machine still the most economic luxury for coffee.
Shihfang W on Mar 4, 2018
it looks like a work of art
Daniel M on Feb 28, 2018
Highly recommended by Cooks Illustrated.
Paul M on Jan 25, 2018
Because I have researched espresso machines and this seemed to be the best machine for the price.
Vikki R on Jan 11, 2018
Researched best overall espresso machine and this one was number one in every place I searched! So excited to try it out!
Lisa K on Dec 17, 2017
I love a good cup of coffee in the morning and I am hopeful this espresso machine fits the bill. Based on reviews, it appears to be a great machine. I cannot wait to serve coffee in the morning for myself and my family.
Roderick F on Nov 7, 2017
My husband loves espresso and its a birthday gift for him
Karen P on Aug 12, 2017
This is my 3rd machine and I use it constantly. Terrific
Kathie R on Jul 18, 2017
Great product for a newlywed family
Karen Y on Jun 25, 2017
This machine was reviewed on Cooks Illustrated as it's top recommendation.
Bryant K on Jun 13, 2017
It was on a Wedding Gift Registry
Riesa R on May 25, 2017
good brand at a good price
Charles F on May 1, 2017
Claudia E on Apr 1, 2017
i need
PRISCILLA L on Mar 27, 2017
In store trial
Kirk C on Jul 13, 2019
reviews from American Test Kitchen
Regina T on Jun 16, 2019
Can I use the Jura cleaning tablets with my Breville Barista espresso machine? Why did you remove the Breville Barista cleaning tablets?
Catherine S on Aug 24, 2014
Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
JURA 2-Phase Cleaning Tablets
JURA 2-Phase Cleaning Tablets
Breville Barista Express Cleaning Tablets
Breville Barista Express Cleaning Tablets
BEST ANSWER: The Jura tablets cannot be used in Breville machines. We do still carry the Breville tablets; we're just out of them at this time.
How long is the warranty on the grinder?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 1 Year Limited Product Warranty
Does this machine have the ability to add hot water to espresso for a rich american coffee?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You can select the "Hot Water" function on the dial.
Does anyone know how big of a tamper would I need? I know it comes with one, but I'm being told by every single fellow barista to get a separate hand tamper.
Becky W on Sep 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tamper that's included with Breville is more than adequate. I always use it detached from the machine, rather than nestled into its magnetic storage area next to the grinder, because it gives you better control and visibility. If you were to buy additional accessories with the unit, I would go for an additional filter holder and baskets so that you can be grinding and tamping the next cup for your partner/spouse while brewing is in progress ...
How much does this weight?
Kristen on Jan 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It weighs about 27lbs.
Is the boiler stainless steel ?
Valjeanne J on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine is red metal
does it make cappuccino or late?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. But this is a hands on machine which is what Is good about it. Your level of technique and understanding of the machine allows you to make the different coffee drinks to your specifications. This is not an automatic machine that you push the cappuccino or latte button and presto you have your coffee. The question you pose seems like maybe you need to be a little more knowledgeable on the differences between coffee drinks and how they are made. I think you might be happier with a more automatic machine than this one. You can make a bad cup of coffee and lack consistency with this machine if you don't know what you are doing or are willing to invest the time to learn. It's a great machine if you use it properly and know what you are doing. There are many videos on YouTube that might give you a better sense of operating a more manual based espresso machine.
Does the listed height of 15-3/4" include the bean hopper?
A shopper on Mar 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does... Love everything Breville that I have purchased...
Can I use the grinder to grind beans coarse enough for my Breville drip coffee machine?
Razmig D on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I suppose so. I have never ground beans on the coarsest setting, so I would not know for sure. It definitely can go fine for the espresso shots though.
Does this one make regular coffee?
A shopper on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: What's the difference between espresso and regular coffee? The amount of water used. This machine allows you to program, up to a certain time, the length of the brewing/extraction process. I've programmed one of the 2 buttons to brew about ½ cup of "regular" (Americano) coffee, and push it twice for my morning cup-of-joe. I use the one shot grounds basket for my wife's watery brew, and the double shot for my more robust coffee.

Hope this answers your question ...
How loud is it?
Gina M on Aug 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would say that the bean grinder and espresso pump are both slightly louder than you'd want to have a conversation over. The real noise is the screaming noise the frother makes the first 10-15 seconds after you dip it into your milk. That sound is very loud and worth wearing earplugs for if you're close enough to look into the milk pitcher.
Does it have two boilers ?
Valjeanne J on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. Single.
How easy is it to use the steam wand to make steamed milk for latte? Does it splatter and make a mess?
Stacie K on Jan 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I've only read positive things about the frother. One person said it takes trial & error, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy & the froth is consistent. No one has complained about it being messy, but I think that has more to do with how much milk you use at a time.
Will this unit work with Pods?
K on Sep 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Nope...only works with fresh whole beans or previously finely grounded coffee - you place the coffee into a filter basket that is included.
A shopper on Dec 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Contact Breville in Torrance, CA, and they should be able to answer your question. Unfortunately SLT won't allow a web link, email address, or phone number in my reply, or I would have made it easy for you.
My steam stopped working the water comes out of the wand but the steam next comes out of the coffee pod area. I did notice the "clean me" button is on, not sure how to clean?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi! It sounds like your steam wand may be stopped up, which can happen if you don't wipe it down and run steam through it briefly immediately after every use. The machine came with a pin you can use to stick in the holes of the wand and unclog it. For cleaning the machine, the instruction manual has directions. It's fairly easy; you just use one of the tablets that should have come with your machine. If you don't have your manual anymore, I'm sure you can download it or maybe even find a YouTube demo.
No matter where I set ground courseness or tamp pressure I always seem to be at the very high end of acceptable
David S on Dec 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In my experience this is a sign of too much coffee in the filter. The dosage for the built-in grinder is volumetric, so the actual mass of grounds that it produces varies greatly from fresh beans to dry beans, producing inconsistent results. We use a scale to measure out precisely 16g of beans, and I never use the 'precision dose trimmer' tool. Grind size is between 10-12 depending on how hard you like to tamp (at #10 we barely tamp, at #12 we tamp firmly). One more tip--it took us a while to figure out that we can manually control the timing of the pour. If you press and hold the brew button the machine will pre-infuse the shot for as long as the button is held down, then when you release the button it will pour a shot until you press it a second time. This can really help you get a feel for the way that different types of beans react to the pre-infusion (which is a huge factor in the quality of the crema), and it's also a great insurance policy against a high-pressure extraction--instead of the machine cutting you off with an incomplete shot you can just let it keep going until you get the full amount. It may not taste as good as a proper extraction, but it saves a bit of the frustration of only getting 1/4 oz of espresso from a full filter of grounds.
Does the Brevell express barista brew two espresso cups at same time?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes - you can select "dual shots" and then place two small cups under the two extraction spouts - and it will fill them each with a single shot.
the dail on the machine does not work ?
jesse p on Aug 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Depends on what you referring to as a dial. On the right side you have knob for steam or frothing. Gauge in center of machine is for getting to and setting the proper pressure setting. Next knob to the left is for fine to coarse grind of the beans and the other dial on the left side of the machine is for adjusting to the quality of the bean in order to get the proper pressure. Oilier beans require a lower setting and drier ones need a higher setting. Hopes this helps it takes a bit to used to bean quality, grind and pressure setting to get the pressure right. Also the press on the grounds will make a difference in getting pressure and espresso to your liking.
What is the thermal pump temperature on this machine?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: about 190 degrees.
Can I return an on-line purchase to a store?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can.
Can you turn off the auto sleep feature and if so- what is the problem leaving the machine on all the time? Jim
James H on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, the auto sleep cannot be bypassed.
how can i find out if this is sold in stores?
A shopper on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If an item is available in stores, there will be an option just below the "Add to Cart" button that allows you to check for items in nearby stores.


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