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Breville Barista Express

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Breville Barista Express. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The maintenance and price also get good feedback, but opinions about the noise and capacity are mixed.

usability, price, maintenance, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Breville Barista Express is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Bennett (

Breville Barista Express review: Excellent espresso at home for (relatively) less


In my experience, there are two types of espresso drinkers. The first set doesn't care where their elixir comes from, how much it costs or how it's made, as long as they get it fast. A second group dreams about duplicating espresso alchemy at home, on...

The semi-automatic Breville Barista Express brews better espresso than more expensive machines. It's comparatively easy to use and keep clean, plus it has an attractive stainless-steel design. It also has a built-in burr grinder for hassle-free coffee...

The Breville Barista Express requires some effort to operate compared with fancy super-automatic machines

The attractive, user-friendly Breville Barista Express makes delicious espresso, with outstanding value in a pricey category.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Pete (

Takes a lot of playing with - especially affected by beans you use


Quite enjoying our "cafe-like"coffees made with this semi-automatic machine purchased after our automatic machine (Jura Micro 1) just stopped working. It takes a lot of playing around with to get the crema right depending on the beans you use. For...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Bennett (

Breville express


I love my Breville express me can heat the milk up very quickle it is a great mecheen for the first sturters getting use to the mecheen. All so it grinds your coffee fresh can do coffee art as wheel thats why i love my Breville freska mecheen

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: nikbee (

Where have you been all my life?!!!!


Finally, I have found 'the' coffee machine. The search is over! We started off with a Delonghi Magnifica fully automatic which set us back $1,700.00 back in 2006. It was a pile. Always breaking down and having to get someone in to fix it. It NEVER made...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: David Vachon (

Worked 13 month


Worst machine i ever had. Cleaned every 2 month with solution, Worked 13 month than replace the pump, then the valves, then tried with 6 brand of coffee, all kind of grinds, with both dual wall and single wall filters.. No crema, almost no pressure,...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Al B (

Best investment I have made


My last breville of 10 years age got sick last week so I ha an excuse to buy a new one. Bought the barista express primarily on basis of built in grinder and great reviews. Love it. Can't believe how easy it is to get good coffee. Only had it a week so...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Blake73763 (

Great Espresso and Long Blacks


Not many reviews mention the richness achievable with this machine. I'm a black coffee lover and my previous machines hadn't been able to come close to a good cafe long black. So bought on trust and glad I did, took some fiddling and hit the spot, deep...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: AussieTintin (

Overall, this is the best machine to buy!


Ideally i would love a breville dual boiler but being on a budget, cost is an issue as you also have to purchase a quality grinder, this is why this machine is the best, especially for the cost. It has both grinder & espresso machine all in one compact...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Ian C (

Good When It's Working


I bought the BES870 just over 3 months ago which replaced my BES860 which had served me extremely well for about 5 years. Very happy with the update until last week when the pressure gauge stopped working and the steam dial didn't turn easily. Despite...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: gmack (

Great Machine Great coffee


I recently returned a Saeco Exprilia auto coffee machine as it would not supply milk based coffee over 58Deg (Read Review).After much investigating, reading the various forums and this web site I decided to buy the Breville Barista Express, (would have...

Dec, 2014