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Breville Barista Express

Breville Barista Express
alaScore 93

249 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 reviews of Breville Barista Express. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The maintenance and price are also mentioned favorably.

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: Aaron (



Hi , I'm having trouble getting the unit into the correct espresso range, its always under extracting and water seems to flow to quick. I have tried all different grind sizes, different beans also different pressures of tampering and a clean cycle. Any...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Paul (

First time machine user, very happy so far


- Had to adjust inner grind down to 3 already to deal with current beans. I was slightly concerned I might run out of adjustment potential but this has not yet happened. Plus from what I read this should go the other way once I start using better...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Ramjet (

Can't live without it


We have had this coffee machine for 5 years and are very happy with it. Yes the coffee grounds spill over, yes it is not automatic and making a coffee involves some work but it is totally worth it. You can control temperature of milk and the strength...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Shob (

Steam maker weak


It's good but I find the steam maker for the milk is really weak. I have to use it for longer to make crema which means the milk gets burnt. Is this just the way the machine is or am I missing something? Also the pressure gauge just sits on 0

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: philipmc (

good machine. crapped out 6 months out of warranty


This machine was good from the start. Makes great coffee. I add my voice to those reviewers who find the grinder overgrinds (qty). The water pump has died 6 months after the warranty ran out. I am NOT HAPPY at all. This is my 4th machine (3rd Breville...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: woodcroft (

Auto Extraction not working


The pre-programmed 1 cup / 2 cup auto extraction has suddenly stopped working on my machine - when I select the 1 cup or 2 cup programme they both start the coffee extraction process but neither stop unless I press the button again - I have tried the...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: OzBoy (

How to fix the over grinding issue.


speaking to the appointed service centre and the gentlemen there explained that this in not an unusual problem with these machines. He stated that they had spoken to breville about this at length as their previous model did it as well. I explained that...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: BreadBoy (

Still good coffee more than 12 months on.


the 1 cup portafilter. This is done by pushing the portafilter into the switch and holding it there until the required dose is achieved and then releasing it from the switch. This alleviates any spill problems. Not sure what problem TJJ is having with...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: TJJ (

Good coffee, bad automatic grind settings


ction it entirely useless. This is a pity as auto grind volume would be in my view the most important automatic feature of the machine to keep mess down and consistency up. Pros: Good construction Nice finish Good steam Built in grinder Cons: Its a...

Sep, 2016