Updated 16 Jan 2018

Breville

The Barista Express BES870

Snapshot: The Breville The Barista Express BES870 semi-automatic espresso machine with a cup warmer and automatic turn-off. Can it make a good coffee?

The Barista Express BES870
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$899

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Test results

Overall score
82
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good taste.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very good milk frothing.
  • Good temperature consistency.
  • Automatic turn-off.
  • Standby mode.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Semi-auto
Avg price
$899

Specifications

Heater
Thermoblock
Heat-up time (min:sec)
0:45
H x W x D (cm)
41 x 33 x 31
Weight (kg)
10.2

Features

Automatic turn-off
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
-
Programmable coffee quantity
Milk frothing
Manual
Digital display
×

More Info

Notes
-

Member reviews

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