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Breville BES250 Café Venezia Espresso

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Breville BES250 Café Venezia Espresso. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and noise. The price and maintenance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the durability. There are some mixed views about the reliability and performance.

usability, maintenance, price, noise, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Breville BES250 Café Venezia Espresso is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: TJG (



I'm disappointed with this machine. The heating takes forever using the steam wand. I'm thinking of either taking it back or buying a separate milk frother. It takes ages, and doesn't make the milk hot enough, no matter how long I steam it for. I still...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Heart Broken Husband (

Great machine, poor warranty support


this is much nicer, and will actually render much better Froth with some practice. Heat up time is minimal, water is heated on the fly. The machine uses a lot of water as waste when purging, so the tray needs to be emptied very frequently and the water...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: The Cappuccino Kid (

The reviews of this machine are like a horror movie. The actual machine is a lot less scary.


afe Roma. The BES250 frothed well, has a massive tank, is overall well designed, no cheap parts, and the portafilter felt more solid than the one on my Quickmill, that's 3 times the cost. Sorry, but I've had no clogging or any such issues (yet?) with...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: ChelseaJaronCharlie (

Do not purchase this coffee machine


This is a terrible coffee machine. I've had to replace mine twice and have had to buy extra parts that have made zoero difference. The coffee comes out like Mud and tastes terrible. The steamer doesn't steam like it should so it takes ages to heat up...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Cyndi (

Dissapointing, not up to quality of last Breville machine


for no gains?? Takes up more room. Seems to need a lot more water than the Cafe Roma too. I am VERY disappointed with this purchase, in fact I packed it back in the box and set the old one up again. That was legendary, cmon Breville, get it together...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: costomer bb (

Price as is


Easy to use Worth for the price Happy with my machine overall, makes yummy coffee! One problem is the can not use own flesh ground coffee. Better to use pre-grounded coffee from shop. Easy to make fluffy form milk. Better than other machine I was...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: gus (

Worse coffee machime ever!!!!


I bought one Breville cafe Venezia coffee machine. I returned it. Then exchanged it, going to return the second one first thing in the morning! The machine makes my coffee taste like chemicals and burned plastic!!! Extremely disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!ll...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Ken M (

Very bad experience


The coffee tastes OK but on the whole the machine is terrible as the filters are constantly clogging up. I have tried grinding coarser but it still happens. We also used filtered water. It is now stored in the back bedroom and we have (shame!!!)...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Wantmycoffee (



I purchased the above coffee maker, the Breville about 2 years ago but it has been a big disappointment. It was only used periodically but even after a fee month uses the coffee beans were splattering. Follow all instructions and gave up and turned to...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Elle (

Strong chemical odour from filter


I bought the Cafe Venezia just last week and the bitter chemical odour from the filter basket is so strong that is nauseating! It's going back to the store today. The chemicals used in these off-shore produced plastics are toxic and Breville needs to...

Dec, 2016