Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Espresso Maker, Silver
- Stainless-steel espresso machine with 15-bar thermoblock pump
- Dual-wall filter system for excellent crema; froth enhancer, cup-warming plate
- Accesories: Stainless steel frothing pitcher Tamping tool/measuring spoon/cleaning tool
- Removable drip tray and grid; Frothing jug included
- Measures 9 x 9 x 12 inches; 1-year limited warranty
- 40.6 oz (1.2 L) removable water tank
Make all of your favorite cafe drinks in the convenience of your kitchen.
Has a 15 bar pump and a sliding stainless steel steam wand with finger loop for easy milk frothing and steaming.
Stainless steel frothing pitcher and 2 cafe inspired cups and 2 saucers are included.
The dual wall crema system ensures a perfect shot of espresso each time.
You can use pods and grounds there are 3 separate pieces that come in terms of loading the brew head, one is a single shot, one is a double shot, 3rd one is for pods. Comes with instruction manual.
Specification: Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Espresso Maker, Silver
|Dimensions||9 × 9 × 12 in|
3 reviews for Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Espresso Maker, Silver
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This is the second espresso+steamer I have purchased. My first one (DeLonghi) was half the price but made a perfect shot (that’s all that was good about that machine). This Breville has the best steamer you could ask for but it pulls shots so fast that you never see the three colors. I’ve tamped it as hard as I could, I’ve done the industry standard 30 pounds, and I’ve tried two different espresso ground coffees. Still, the double shot is pulling in under 15 seconds. It’s not a bad tasting espresso…but you can tell it’s not right. I’m going to keep trying because I know Breville is a good brand, I’m just struggling to figure out what this one needs to pull a good shot.
Tamara S. Harden –
I have had several pretty inexpensive espresso machines in the past, but this one is a step above the basics. It’s very easy to use, and it makes a great shot. In fact, this is the 2nd one I’ve owned. My friend gave me the first one, her husband wasn’t using it any longer. We lost it during a flood, and when I went to replace it, I bought the exact same one. Didn’t even want an upgraded version. It cleans up easily, the bottom slides out and apart for a quick rinse, and the water reservoir holds quite a bit, enough to make everyone a round. It’s not too big to sit on the counter, it’s about the size of a regular coffee pot. This is one of my favorite small appliances. It gets used quite a bit for iced coffees around here. It did NOT come with the stainless espresso cups, but it did come with the stainless milk frothing pitcher. I just ordered some little espresso shot glasses which work great
Had this machine in our office for about half a year and so far very satisfied with the results. It’s good for the price but not professional grade. There are ways to compensate and still get a robust espresso.My tips for getting the most out of this machine: Because this machine can’t quite extract as much as a professional grade unit, it’s best to start with a dark roast espresso bean to compensate for some loss of flavor. Grind using your preferred method, but I go for 30-35 seconds in a cheap blade grinder. Grinding finer might start clogging the filter, but can lead to better extraction. Whether making a single or double shot, I fill the large filter basket to the top. Then I apply a fairly large amount of force (>50lb) onto the tamper three times, spinning the tamper in between. The next thing to watch is the color of the espresso coming out. It starts out dark, then brown, and finally turns tan. You want to stop the machine before it gets tan because the tan portion is basically murky water. If you want to go one step further, you can pre-heat the portafilter and cup by running it without coffee for a few seconds.Overall I’m satisfied with this purchase. Once I adjusted my technique, the machine has reliably produced good espresso for the entire office over the past few months.