Breville Barista Express Vs Solis Barista Perfetta

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Breville The Barista Express 

Solis Barista Perfetta Plus

Overall Score  96.57/100
Easy to clean  9.94/10
Temperature Control  9.84/10
Flavor  9.74/10
Easy to use  9.64/10
Blending power  9.54/10
Value for money  9.40/10
Brand Reputation  9.50/10

Overall Score  85.71/100
Easy to clean  8.84/10
Temperature Control  8.74/10
Flavor  8.64/10
Easy to use  8.54/10
Blending power  8.44/10
Value for money  8.30/10
Brand Reputation  8.50/10

The Bottom Line
The newest of Breville's 5 Espresso machines, the Barista Express has a programmable or manual coffee settings, an integrated conical burr grinder, hands-free grinding cradle, preset and adjustable dose control, PID temperature control, low-pressure pre-infusion, dedicated hot water outlet for long blacks, multi-access swivel steam wand, 2L Water tank with a water filtration system, fast heat up and high-pressure steam for do-it-yourself third-wave specialty drinks. The result: more evenly brewed and more tasteful coffee.

The Bottom Line
Barista Perfetta Plus is a purely amateur espresso machine with a golden middle between professional equipment and semi-professional features. With solenoid, enlarged group head, pressurized and unpressurized filters, professional steam wand, and pressure gauge Solis Barista Perfetta Plus is a compact, fast, and good-looking espresso machine. Unfortunately, it is hard to evenly warm up the Solis, especially the group head. That’s why this espresso machine tends to brew a bit sourer than Barista Express.

Similarities

FeatureBarista Express BES870Solis Barista Perfetta Plus
Machine typeSemi-automaticSemi-automatic
Skill LevelFor beginnerFor beginner
Housing ColorStainless SteelStainless Steel
Machine MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel + Plastic
Housing MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel
Water Reservoir Capacity67 oz67 oz
Tamper Size54mm54mm
Brew Group Size (mm)54mm54mm
Portafilter Size54mm54mm
Pump pressure15 bars15 bars
Bypass DoserNoNo
Pressurized Portafilter Baskets1 cup (single shot), 2 cups (double shot)1 cup (single shot), 2 cups (double shot)
Non-pressurized Portafilter Baskets1 cup (single shot), 2 cups (double shot)1 cup (single shot), 2 cups (double shot)
Portafilter TypeNone-commercial StyleNone-commercial Style
Coffee Grounds Quantity for Portafilter Baskets7 grams for a single shot or 14 grams for a double shot.7 grams for a single shot or 14 grams for a double shot.
Pre-infusionYesYes
PID temp controlYesYes
Boiler FeaturesRapid SteamRapid Steam
Brew Boiler Auto-FillYesYes
Auto OnNoNo
Brew Boiler Heater LocationInternalInternal
Frother360-degree wand360-degree wand
Number of Boilers11
Boiler ConfigurationSingle-Boiler for Dual-UseSingle-Boiler for Dual-Use
Ground, E.S.E., Pod, and Capsule CompatibilityGround Coffee and ESE Pod FriendlyGround Coffee and ESE Pod Friendly
Water SourceBuilt-In ReservoirBuilt-In Reservoir
Digital displayNoNo
Removable Drip TrayYesYes
Pressure gaugeYesYes
Volt110V-120V (US)110V-120V (US)
Water Reservoir MaterialPlasticPlastic

Differences

FeatureBarista Express BES870Solis Barista Perfetta Plus
Model NumberBES870Perfetta Plus 1170
ManufacturerBrevilleSolis Barista Perfetta
Case MaterialStainless steelPlastic/Metal
Boiler MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Grind sizes18 sizesNo
Variable brew temp5 settings3 settings
Boiler typeThermocoilThermoblock
Auto-offYesYes
Power1600W1550 W
Heat-up time30 seconds52 Seconds
Dimensions12.5″W x 13.2″D x 15.8″H7″W x 17″D x 12.5″H
Brew Boiler MaterialStainless SteelBrass
Number of Pressurized Portafilter Baskets45 filter baskets: Two pressurized (1-cup and 2-cup), two unpressurized + one for ESE pods
Weight23 lbs/10.5 kg12.56 lbs / 5.7 kg
Integrated GrinderStainless steel, conical burrsNo
Bean Hopper8 ozNo
Integrated TamperYesIncludes a separate wood handle tamper
Portafilter MaterialStainless steelChrome Plated Brass
Cup clearance4 inches3.5 inches
Warranty1 year limited2 years limited

Our Verdict: Breville Barista Express Vs Solis Barista Perfetta

When we talk about the Breville Barista Express and Solis Barista Perfetta, both machines are very similar. Barista Express has a built-in grinder, but Solis Barista Perfetta does not have a built-in grinder, and it remains the main difference between the two competitors. It would help if you always had an espresso grinder to grind your coffee beans in a fine powder of espresso size. Although there are many benefits of using a Perfetta machine, you can upgrade your grinder and machine by yourself. Moreover, the Perfetta machine has all the features and functions that you want, but its grinder lacks precision. Also, a separate grinder can make it difficult for you to manage its size, as this is not a problem with a Barista Express that comes with a built-in grinder. 

Rapping up, both Breville Barista Express and Solis Barista Perfetta are reliable coffee machines that make espresso shots without doing much work and in less time.

  • If you do not have any concerns regarding flavor and precision, then choose Solis Barista Perfetta.
  • But if you are concerned about the taste, texture, and quality of your coffee, then select Breville Barista Express.

Breville Barista Express vs Solis Barista Perfetta

Coffee Aim’s Official Comparison

Breville The Barista Express 

Solis Barista Perfetta Plus

Overall Rating: 96.57/100

Overall Rating: 85.71/100

The newest of Breville's 5 Espresso machines, the Barista Express has a programmable or manual coffee settings, an integrated conical burr grinder, hands-free grinding cradle, preset and adjustable dose control, PID temperature control, low-pressure pre-infusion, dedicated hot water outlet for long blacks, multi-access swivel steam wand, 2L Water tank with a water filtration system, fast heat up and high-pressure steam for do-it-yourself third-wave specialty drinks. The result: more evenly brewed and more tasteful coffee.

Barista Perfetta Plus is a purely amateur espresso machine with a golden middle between professional equipment and semi-professional features. With solenoid, enlarged group head, pressurized and unpressurized filters, professional steam wand, and pressure gauge Solis Barista Perfetta Plus is a compact, fast, and good-looking espresso machine. Unfortunately, it is hard to evenly warm up the Solis, especially the group head. That’s why this espresso machine tends to brew a bit sourer than Barista Express.

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