Updated 16 Jan 2018

Breville

the Oracle Touch BES990BSS

Snapshot: The Breville the Oracle Touch BES990BSS is a semi-automaticmatic espresso machine with a heat-up time of 4 minutes 30 seconds and automatic turn-off function.

the Oracle Touch BES990BSS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3499

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Test results

Overall score
76
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Very easy to use.
  • Very good milk frothing.
  • Excellent temperature consistency.
  • Good taste.
  • Automatic power turn-off.
  • Excellent controls.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.
  • Has a digital display.
  • Fits large cups.

But

  • Has a dual boiler heater.
  • No standby mode.

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
$3499

Specifications

Heater
Dual boiler
Heat-up time (min:sec)
4:30
Time to deliver coffee (sec)
30
H x W x D (cm)
45 x 39 x 38
Weight (kg)
15.7

Features

Automatic turn-off
Programmable coffee quantity
Digital display
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
No
Milk frothing
Manual
Removable water reservoir
Yes
Adjustable water temperature
Yes

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Notes
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