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Breville BES250 Café Venezia Espresso

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The maintenance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability and durability, and the performance and noise get mixed opinions.

usability, price, maintenance, design, size

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: 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

Consumer review by: MSproductreview16 (

Great little unit as a backup


Get grind right and it will pour great shots. Other reviewers complaining of leaking around group head - highly likely they have ground their coffee too fine. As a Barista, you get used to smaller group head, take wand sheath off for milk work. A great...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: ProductReviewer1001 (

Great little machine


Happy with my machine overall, makes yummy coffee! For those experiencing issues with the coffee exploding, this is because you are using a grind that is too fine.. try a coarser grind.. It will fit the issue you are experiencing right up. Don't tamp...

Nov, 2016

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