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Breville BES250 Café Venezia Espresso

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Breville BES250 Café Venezia Espresso. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The maintenance and price also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and durability get less positive views. Comments about the performance and noise are mixed.

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durability, reliability

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: Nawenda (

Great machine, with a little patience


mall machine, it takes time to build up the pressure for the steam wand so yes you have to wait a few seconds for it to produce steam, this is standard in small machines. My only negative is once I used too fine a grind in my single dose basket, and...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: David (

I bought the cafe venezia and it had everything i need in a coffee machine .... 15bar of pressure go


I bought the cafe venezia and it had everything i need in a in a coffee machine .... 15bar of pressure good milk frother easy to use but it is useless because it spits water and coffee out while making coffee. Breville should be should be ashamed...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Hamo (

So Much To Not Like


I bought this as a back up machine, but it has not been good at all. The steam wand does not operate on cue but seems to need time to build pressure. I can stand there for 30 seconds with nothing happening. The portafilter explodes coffee grinds...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Andy (

Do not buy this, aeropress makes better a coffee.


I have tried multiple grinds and tamping pressures and have succeeded in making one decent coffee. I clean the group head after each extraction but water, grinds and steam spray everywhere and there is always water under the drip tray. I have also...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Tom (

Easily the worst coffee machine I've had


Somehow makes my favourite coffee taste terrible? Spits hot water and coffee all over the place. Milk burns stuck to the steam wand the second you take it out of the milk. Absolutely disgusting I'm not over exaggerating but instant coffee is honestly...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: janey (

problems with filter


I've had the machine about seven months, pleased at first but now the water doesn't seem to be at enough pressure to drip through coffee - this leads to five minutes of dripping to get half a cup by which time it is cold. If a put a coarser grain in...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Antico (

Spits water everwhere wastes coffee


On the few occaisions it has worked properly the coffee tastes ok. But to get one good cup takes five attempts. Water and steam go everywhere but whre it should .This happened from the first use when new six months ago It was a birthday present for my...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Amy (

Spitting coffee and boiled water out everywhere


So annoyed! Coffee grains and boiled water spit out over the top of the filter basket, ruining my coffee, bought a bunch of new seals hoping that would fix the problem but NO. Don't have a receipt (can't find it) so feel even more frustrating, I buy...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Matthew Kiss (

Terrible coffee and very poorly designed


The coffee this machine produces is weak and tastes awful. Do not buy this machine!!!!! I have been very disappointed with the machine. I have tried a variety of different grinds and coffees and nothing seems to matter. Either the grind is too fine and...

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: JupiterSymphony (

Breville Cafe Venzia BES250 makes terrible coffee


Extremely noisy, tray fills up extremely fast but worse of all - it makes the coffee that I have always used, taste terrible - I believe this is because it runs the water through so quickly & needs much more coarsely ground coffee beans than what I buy...

Aug, 2016