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Breville Cafe Roma

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Breville Cafe Roma. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Views about the durability and design are overall positive. The maintenance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the noise and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Breville Cafe Roma is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Jean Cayer (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Jean Cayer's Review

 

I make at least 4 double shots a day ( since 1 year). I bring my machine to familly and friends party and make coffee for everybody. The machine is well built and works great (so far). I cannot understand why people are always bashing this machine. I...

Great first machine. Easy to use. Well built. Easy to clean

Would like a bearing on the milk frother. Longer buse milk frother. bigger reservoir would be nice

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Kathryn J (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Kathryn J's Review

 

I needed something to get me through the summer, I can't have day without caffeine and I hate plain coffee. I love lattes. This machine was painful to start, it quite honestly sounded like it was going to vibrate to pieces while I was waiting for the...

Aesthetically pleasing, made a passable shot of espresso

Very hard to keep working. Could not heat milk. Period

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Carla Martin (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Carla Martin's Review

 

I purchased the BREVILLE CAFÉ ROMA ESPRESSO MACHINE. This is my first espresso machine, but I find it very easy to use and the results are great. The clean up is also very quick and easy. I would definately recommend this machine to anyone not wanting...

Looks very nice ; Easy to use ; Great Results ; Excellent price range ; Easy Clean up

I wish it came in other colors

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Chris Butcher (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Chris Butcher's Review

 

This is a very popular machine in New Zealand, and the new price is such that many people seem to get it for wedding presents. I purchased my one secondhand from a couple that received it at thier wedding, but then only used it a few times. Great...

I have the stainless steel version (as there was a cheaper version with plastic on the housing too), and it looks nice, if not a bit small

The system for holding the basket into the group handle is poor. You have to slide this plastic thing over it when you want to knock the grinds out ; The drip tray could hold more ; Only a thermoblock machine

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: F Paradis (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - F Paradis's Review

 

Have had this machine for over a year, and had been quite happy with it. Then the heater stopped working. With the warranty expired, I took the machine apart and found one of the fast-on connectors to the heating element had worked its way loose; ...

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Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Gabor H (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Gabor H's Review

 

I will confess that I have not read the included instructions. (I have been making and drinking espresso for 25 years. As a Hungarian, I was raised with the stuff.) Regardless, the machine is a simple as they come; one button and one knob!

I love the stainless steel finish

Shallow drip tray. The stainless steel finish will also have to be cleaned often because even a drip of water will leave a mark

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Rach Bastos (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Rach Bastos's Review

 

Tried more than 10 different coffees for espresso machines and 95% of the time no crema. Most of the time it´s mostly water that flows. The only 3 times it worked I had to press the coffee with so much strengh it took me about 2 minutes.

Looks nice

Bad milk foam. Expresso comes out with no crema

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Ben Egger (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Ben Egger's Review

 

So I've had this machine for 2years. The first year I spent in ignorance of shot quality. This past year, after a trip to Italy, I really got obsessed with makng a good shot at home.

Cheap, comes with everything to get started, after 2years it still works

Pressurized portafilter, small boiler with poor temperature regulation, small water container, small drip tray, high water content and steam content out of steam wand

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Monkey King (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Monkey King's Review

 

I've had this for a number of years and am entirely satisfied.

Unbeatable for this price ; Good pressure, lovely crema ; Dependable after years of very regular (often daily) use

A bit loud I suppose, but not too bad ; No serious faults

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Dustin Martin (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL - Dustin Martin's Review

 

Got the Cafe Roma as an early Christmas gift from my fiancee. I wanted an espresso maker and only knew that a pump machine was better than a steam driven machine, that was the extent of my knowledge a few weeks ago. Know a little more than that now,...

Easy to use, large water tank. Pressurized Portafilter. Price. Came with some stainless cups

Pressurized Portafilter. Steam wand enhancer only makes froth, no microfoam

Dec, 2009