Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine 

Review

Breville's Baby Bombshell

The Compact Breville Espresso Machine That Stole My Barista Heart


By: James Butler       Revised by: Mark Cambell   Last updated: March 29, 2024


Measuring only 7.6"D x 12.5"W x 12.2"H, the Breville Bambino Plus has a small footprint well-suited for space-constrained kitchens. Despite its dimensions, it utilizes a precision 9-bar Italian pump and ThermoJet Heating System, which reaches the optimal extraction temperature in an astonishing 3 seconds, making it one of the fastest in its class.

Milk texturing is often the most challenging aspect of espresso making, but the Bambino Plus simplifies this with its Auto Milk Texturing feature. It delivers barista-level milk foam that's perfect for crafting latte art, with adjustable settings for temperature and texture to suit individual preferences.

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Precision is key in espresso extraction, and the Bambino Plus excels with its 54mm stainless steel portafilter, designed to hold an 18g dose of coffee. This, combined with the low-pressure pre-infusion and 9-bar extraction process, ensures a consistently rich and flavorful espresso shot.

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The machine's volumetric shot control offers a one-touch solution for pulling either a single or double shot, adding to the machine's user-friendly design. Its compact size is ideal for any kitchen, and it's also energy-efficient, using less power without compromising on performance.

The Breville Bambino Plus is a testament to Breville's commitment to quality and innovation in the espresso machine market. It's an excellent investment for those who seek the convenience of a quick warm-up time, the precision of a professional-grade portafilter, and the delight of perfectly textured milk—all in a compact and energy-efficient package. For the home barista seeking pro-level results without the pro-level price tag or footprint, this model offers exceptional value and versatility in a small package. I recommend it highly for any home seeking superb espresso from a compact machine.

breville bambino plus espresso machine
breville bambino plus espresso machine

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