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Breville BES250 Café Venezia Espresso

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Breville BES250 Café Venezia Espresso. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Comments about the capacity and size are overall positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed views on the noise and performance. The reliability and durability get negative comments.

price, usability, design, size, capacity

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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: linkwize (

Far from satisfactory


This machine cannot cope with the regular ground coffee that one purchases from the supermarket. Unless you have a grinder and can grind coffee coarsely the head will block up and burst the seal at the head (boiling water and coffee grinds disperse...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Anna (

Perfect for me!


I'm surprised by some of these reviews that I'm reading here! I think a lot of people aren't actually using their machine correctly or following important instructions and therefore believe it to function poorly. I have had mine for over a year and boy...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Kate T (

Loved my first for years, the new one isn't the same


I loved my first Venezia for several years, I just replaced it and the new one doesn't produce enough steam to heat and froth the milk. I returned it to The Good Guys, they tested it and agreed, I took a replacement. The replacement has the same...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: unclejack (

Cafe Roma reincarnate?


Got this to replace my great café roma. Only after I lost the screw for the grill in the bin, I think. It was not practical making 6 coffees a day with the grill popping out. Besides the old girl was looking a bit worse for wear after 7 years. Don't...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Crispin Review (

So far so good!


This is an excellent, if basic coffee machine. It has no pressure gage, no built in grinder, no preset shot sizes, no dual boiler, the supplied plastic tamper is rubbish. It is available for $149. It is hot water and steam under pressure. No more. No...

Coffee! Perfect temperature for extraction, endless steam.

Delayed steam, noise, water use, supplied tamper.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: DDP (

It died after 2 months.


This machine is a shocker. Frother stopped working after a week. Then it started leaking from the handle and the machine got so hot we thought it was going to explode. Then it just died, wouldn't even turn on. It is no wonder there is global warming...

price and looks.

It didn't work.

May, 2014

Consumer review by: DAVE (

Not good


We had a Delongi machine for 15 years & then it packed a sad a month ago so we bought a Breville BES250 seeing we have got a lot of there products in our house. What a disappointment. So we don't use it anymore, only had it a month. So we have gone...

price & looks

We couldn't get a good cup of coffee out of it. Tastles

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Happy Flat White (

B'day present


My wife surprised me with this machine for my birthday. I was rapt with it's simplicity and the quality of the coffee! It has exceeded my expectations. The coffee is as good or better than some of the local takeaway coffee I have bought! Definitely...

Small footprint, easy to use, inexpensive.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Nat (



That's the worst coffee I ever had . I got it as an engagement gift but we had to give it back . Don't lose time/money buying it . Horrible . The coffee was weak and cold at the time . Couldn't be worse. Fortunate Myer was able to exchange it . We...


weak and cold

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Emma (

I don't know what's wrong with it


I bought this machine also with a grinder deal. The grinder is awesome though I can't get the right texture so I use it for my spices. anyway, the machine is less than 12 months old and a little while ago it started spraying out the top and sprayed...

Worked good for a bit

Coffee spurts out the top

Oct, 2013