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Breville ESP8C Café Roma Stainless

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Breville ESP8C Café Roma Stainless. 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 size and performance are on the whole positive. The maintenance and price also get good reviews, whereas views are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the capacity and noise.

usability, price, maintenance, performance, size

noise, capacity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Breville ESP8C Café Roma Stainless is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Judge (



I got a refurbishment and have had it fot almost 6 years. Works a treat. A bit of practice to get the coffee you like, but it's really good!

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Bill (

Super machine!


I have had my early model black one for over ten years! Use it every day, I make coffee that rivals good shop bought stuff. Anyone can if they have a fully functioning brain. It's blowing steam just like new and requires almost no maintenance. Never...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Mrs Fenno (



We bought one of these years ago after reading a good review of it. The day that one died after several years of multiple use everyday, we went out and bought another one. Great coffee, fabulous crema. Easy to use. Easy to put water in, unlike many...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Buggie1112 (



I got this second hand from a bed and breakfast, so I wasn't worried at the time if it would work well or not. After making a fair few coffees with this machine, I have to say I'm very impressed! The machine is easy to use, and makes great coffee. I...

Works well, simple

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Tmiller1079 (

Great machine


I was given this machine by a friend after it had been used to make coffees for a church group for several years and had stopped working. I replaced the pump and it has been utterly reliable ever since (I've been using it daily for over two years now)....

Brews consistently good coffee

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: snow leopard (

Makes good coffeee, but..


I've had this machine for more than 6 months. Overall, it's a good machine. It's stainless, small and makes good coffee. However, it has two serious flaws. First, it's noisy and shaky when it's working. I have to hold the cup to prevent it from sliding...

Price, easy to use and clean, makes good coffee

Noisy, shaky, useless milk frother

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Wen (

good machine for this price


I have one of these for a 2 years now and its one of the best things I have ever bought from my family. I can drink fresh coffee at home, no more running to local coffee shop. I love it. If you take good care of it, works like a dream.

easy to use, price

nothing really

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Joan (

Missing it terribly!


I am needing a new part for my machine, but don't know if I can get one. It is spurting out water above the pod and I have found that the black cowling above there is cracked - does anyone know if parts are available and where from? Help needed please....

Made great coffee

Cracked cowling

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Worthlessjunk (

Does the job well


Had our coffee machine now for 5 years and still hasn't missed a beat. Since replacing the dual wall filter to a single wall filter, I have noticed a better flavoured coffee. Reason being I can now grind the beans finer. Regular use of a coffee will...

Cheap, reliable and tastes good.

Dual wall filter makes an average coffee plus the puck is always wet after the coffee has been extracted.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: RonM (

Barista's Choice


May it please the Court, the Prosecution shall neither qualify in any way nor otherwise temper its demand for the maximum penalty, such penalty seeming truly banal in comparison to the demonstrably heinous assault of merely providing instant coffee......

After 8 years of flawless daily use from its predecessor, it's still the cheapest true espresso available.

It wasn't available in the 1970's.

Aug, 2012