Many consumers have already discovered how convenient it is to make quality hot beverages in the comfort of their own homes. There is no need to get in the car and travel to the nearest coffee house just to get a hot cup of latte, mocha or cappuccino. Breville has been in business since 1932 and is known for manufacturing commercial quality kitchen tools for homeowners. With a Breville espresso machine, anyone can learn to make these beverages for a fraction of the cost of buying them at a coffee house.
The Cafe Modena model is the ideal starter machine for someone who is purchasing a high-end coffee machine for the first time. This model features a removable water tank that holds 40 ounces and a control with settings for espresso or steam. The steam wand is equipped with a froth enhancer and steam baffle. The drip tray is removable for easy cleaning.
The machine is easy to operate and at nine inches wide and less than a foot tall, it is a good size for kitchens with limited space. The compact package makes it a good choice for use in a vacation home or recreational vehicle.
For a Breville espresso machine that truly has it all, the Barista Express is a versatile product that has a bean grinder built right in. This robust appliance weighs in at nearly 25 pounds, so it will not slide around on the counter. This machine measures in at 14.5 inches tall, 12.6 inches wide and 12.6 inches deep and will need considerably more counter space than the Cafe Modena.
This machine’s features include an analog pressure gauge and programmable or manual settings. The removable water tank holds 67 ounces and utilizes a charcoal filtration system. The steam wand swivels 360 degrees and is equipped with a froth enhancer.
The Barista Express comes with an integrated conical burr grinder and allows the user to set a preset grind amount or adjust the amount as needed. Freshly ground beans deliver a fuller flavor and the grind size dial will deliver the best grind for optimal extraction. Dual wall filters may be used for fast and easy operation. Experienced users who want to experiment can choose the single wall filter. The hopper is sealed and holds 8 ounces of beans. The experienced user will have no trouble getting from beans to beverage in less than a minute.
Advanced technology makes it easier than ever for homeowners to concoct a delicious coffee house quality beverage right in their own kitchens. Consumers can choose the Breville espresso machine that best fits their needs and budget.