Breville Infuser Espresso Machine

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 The Breville Infuser Espresso Machine Review

By: Ken Takakura     Revised by: Mark Cambell    Last Updated: Feb 2, 2024

If you are looking for a semi-automatic espresso machine that can deliver optimal flavor in every cup, you might want to consider the Breville Infuser Espresso Machine. This machine is designed to create third wave specialty coffee at home using the four keys formula: the right dose of beans, optimal water pressure, precise temperature control and microfoam milk for latte art. In this review, I will share with you my personal experience with this machine and why I think it is one of the best espresso machines on the market.

the 4 key formula to get best espresso cup

Breville is a well-known brand in the coffee industry, with over 80 years of history and innovation. The company was founded in 1932 in Sydney, Australia by Bill O'Brien and Harry Norville, who combined their last names to create the brand name Breville. The company started by making radios and mine detectors during World War II, and then expanded to other household appliances such as sandwich makers, blenders and juicers.

In 2001, Breville entered the espresso machine market with the launch of the Breville 800 Class Espresso Machine, which was a breakthrough in design and functionality. Since then, Breville has continued to develop and improve its espresso machines, incorporating features such as PID temperature control, pre-infusion, pressure gauge, volumetric control and more. Today, Breville is one of the leading brands in espresso machines, offering a range of models for different needs and preferences.

The Breville Infuser Espresso Machine is a semi-automatic machine that allows you to customize your espresso shots with ease and precision. It has a sleek and compact design that comes in three color options: stainless steel, cranberry red and black sesame. It has a 61-ounce water tank that can be easily removed and filled from the back of the machine. It also has a removable drip tray that can accommodate different cup sizes and has an indicator that tells you when it needs to be emptied.

Breville Infuser Espresso Machine

One of the key features of this machine is the pre-infusion function, which gently moistens the coffee grounds with low pressure water before applying high pressure extraction. This helps to expand the grinds evenly and extract more flavor from them. The machine also has a built-in pressure gauge that shows you the optimal pressure range for a balanced espresso extraction. You can adjust the grind size and amount of coffee to achieve the desired pressure level.

Another feature that sets this machine apart is the PID temperature control, which ensures that the water temperature is consistent and accurate throughout the brewing process. The machine has a 1650-watt thermocoil heating system that heats up quickly and maintains a stable temperature. You can also adjust the temperature in 4-degree increments to suit your taste preferences.

Breville Infuser Espresso Machine thermocoil heating system

The machine also has a volumetric control feature that lets you choose between one shot, two shots or manual control over how much espresso ends up in your cup. You can also program your own volume settings for single or double shots by holding down the corresponding button until it beeps. This way, you can have consistent and precise shots every time.

Breville Infuser Espresso Machine control buttons

For milk-based drinks, the machine has a manual steam wand that can produce high-pressure steam and create microfoam milk for latte art. The steam wand has a 360-degree swivel action that allows you to angle it in any direction. It also has a dedicated hot water spout that can dispense hot water for Americanos or tea.

The machine comes with several accessories that enhance its performance and functionality. These include:

- A razor dose trimming tool that helps you level off the coffee grounds in the portafilter for an even extraction

- Four filter baskets (single wall and dual wall) for single or double shots

- A coffee scoop for measuring coffee beans

- A stainless steel milk jug for frothing milk

- A cleaning disc and tablets for cleaning the brew head

- A cleaning brush, tool and Allen key for maintenance

- A water filter holder and water filter for reducing impurities in water

The machine also has some maintenance indicators that let you know when it needs some upkeep. These include:

- A clean me light that tells you when it's time to run a cleaning cycle

- A descale me light that tells you when it's time to descale the machine

- A water filter replacement alert that tells you when it's time to change the water filter

I have been using the Breville Infuser Espresso Machine for about a week now to reach an honest review, and I have to say that I am very impressed with its performance and quality. I have tried different types of coffee beans and roasts, and the machine has delivered consistent and delicious espresso shots every time. I have also experimented with different grind sizes and amounts, and the machine has responded well to my adjustments. The pressure gauge has been very helpful in guiding me to the right extraction level.

I have also enjoyed making milk-based drinks with this machine, as the steam wand has been very easy to use and control. I have been able to create smooth and silky microfoam milk for cappuccinos and lattes, and even some latte art. The hot water spout has also been handy for making Americanos or tea.

The machine has been very easy to operate and maintain, as the buttons and dials are intuitive and user-friendly. The machine has a sleep mode that automatically turns it off after an hour of inactivity, which saves energy and prevents overheating.

Generally speaking, I have been very satisfied with the Breville Infuser Espresso Machine, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves espresso and wants to make it at home. It is a machine that offers great value for money, as it combines quality, functionality and durability in one package. It is a machine that can help you achieve the perfect espresso with the built-in pressure gauge.

Breville Infuser Espresso Machine

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