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Breville Precision Brewer Review

Cup of Excellence

Revealing the Science Behind Breville's Award-Winning Coffee Maker

By: Alicia Walters     Revised by: Mark Cambell    Last updated: Feb 3, 2024


The Breville Precision Brewer Thermal is a high-end drip coffee maker that delivers precise temperature control and customizable brewing options for crafting a perfect cup of coffee. It has a sleek stainless-steel design and a large capacity, making it a great choice for a busy household or office.  

Precise and Customizable Brewing

The key selling point of the Breville Precision Brewer Thermal is its precision temperature control and adjustable brewing features. It allows you to set the water temperature in 1-degree increments between 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal coffee drip extraction. You can choose from 6 preset brewing modes - Gold, Fast, Strong, Over Ice, My Brew, and Cold Brew. The 'My Brew' mode is fully programmable, allowing you to adjust bloom time, brew temperature, and flow rate to create your own customized brew profile.

These customizable options give you complete control over the brewing process to make your coffee as strong or as mild as you like. The end result is a more balanced extraction of the coffee grounds, leading to better aroma and flavor in the final cup of coffee. For most casual coffee drinkers, the preset modes can produce a very satisfactory pot of coffee with just the push of a button. But for diehard coffee connoisseurs, the ability to tweak variables and save your own brew profiles is a very compelling feature.

High Quality Design and Construction

The Breville Precision Brewer Thermal features a stylish stainless-steel design and sturdy construction. Its dual-wall stainless steel thermal carafe can keep 12 cups of coffee hot for up to 2 hours. The large 1.8-liter water reservoir means you have to refill less frequently. The shower head is designed for even saturation and maximum flavor extraction. The cone-shaped filter basket also helps optimize the brewing process. 

Overall, the Breville Precision Brewer Thermal seems very well-built and the thoughtful design touches reflect its premium positioning. The only downside is that the stainless-steel body can attract smudges and fingerprints easily. But regular cleaning and wiping can help minimize this issue.

So, I deeply believe the Breville Precision Brewer Thermal is an excellent choice for any serious coffee drinker looking to make high quality coffee drip with precision and control. Although on the higher end of the price spectrum, its combination of innovative features, solid build quality and great performance make it worth the investment. For those wanting maximum creativity and customization in their brewing process, this Breville coffee maker is really in a league of its own.

Breville Precision Brewer coffee maker

Pros:

- Highly customizable and allows users to adjust various settings, such as the water temperature and brew time, to achieve their preferred coffee flavor profile.

- Has a pre-infusion mode that wets the coffee grounds before brewing, which helps to extract more flavors and aromas from the coffee.

- The thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot for several hours, ensuring that the coffee remains fresh and flavorful.

- The coffee maker has a large water tank that can hold up to 60 ounces of water, making it suitable for brewing multiple cups of coffee at once.

- Easy to clean and maintain, with removable parts that can be washed in the dishwasher.

Cons:

- Relatively expensive compared to other coffee makers on the market, which may not be ideal for budget-conscious coffee lovers.

- May take some time for users to figure out how to use all the features effectively.

- Quite large and may take up a significant amount of counter space in smaller kitchens.