Breville Barista Pro Review 2022

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It is our review of the Breville Barista Pro espresso machine.

Coffee Aim’s Ratings

Our readers send us more than 1350 emails across the US about the Breville Barista Pro. The below table shows our rating for the Breville Barista Pro espresso machine:

Overall Score95.61/100
Easy to clean9.84/10
Temperature Control9.78/10
Flavor9.68/10
Easy to use9.52/10
Blending power9.48/10
Value for money9.13/10
Brand Reputation9.50/10
Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel

The Bottom Line

Notable for 3 second startup time with the ThermoJet heating system, the Breville Barista Pro espresso machine offers a new intuitive interface, built-in grinder, precise espresso extraction, and Digital Temperature Control (PID), microfoam milk texturing to provide third-wave specialty coffee with a barista-quality performance.  The machine offers one-touch convenience for everything from ristretto shots to lattes, macchiato to flat-white with a professional-quality frothing wand and a sleek, modern design by Breville.

Overview

Key Features and Specifications of Breville Barista Pro Espresso Machine 

  • Product Name: The Breville Barista Pro
  • Price: $799.95
  • Color: Brushed stainless steel, black truffle, sea salt, damson blue, black stainless steel, oyster shell, royal champagne, smoked hickory, red velvet cake
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.9″ x 13.5″ x 16″ 
  • Item Weight: 20.00 lbs (pounds)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 1/2 lb
  • Water Tank Capacity: 67 oz
  • Integrated Burr Grinder: Hardened steel conical burrs
  • Settings: (1) Adjustable Grind Control, (2) Intuitive LCD Interface, (3) 1 & 2 Cup Volumetric Control
  • Machine Construction Material: Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Water Tank Material: BPA Free Water Tank 
  • Milk Texturing: Manual milk texturing 
  • Brewing System: (1) 15 bar Italian Pump, (2) Ready in 3 seconds thermojet system, (3) PID Temperature Control
  • Dual-boiler: Not available
  • Temperature Control: PID Temperature Control
  • Steam Boiler: Dedicated steam boiler with integrated Heat Exchange aids thermal stability
  • Espresso Boiler with Digital PID Control: Dedicated espresso boiler with Digital PID control delivers precise water temperature
  • Group Head–PID: Heated group head–PID controlled embedded element maintains thermal stability
  • Shot Control: Espresso shot clock displays shot duration as a guide to extraction consistency
  • Interface: (a) LCD Screen & Button control, (b) Easily Customisable Settings
  • Portafilter: High quality 54mm portafilter 
  • Group Head: Heated Grouphead for brew temp control
  • Tamping: Manual removable magnetic tape
  • Grind Settings: 30 precision grind settings
  • Accessories: (1) Single & Dual Wall (1 & 2 Cup), (2) Filter Baskets, (3) The Razor™ Precision Dose Trimming Tool, (4) 480 ml Stainless Steel Milk Jug, (5) Cleaning Kit, (6) Water Filter 
  • Power: 1680 Watts Watts
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited Product Warranty 

More Specs

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Model Number: BES878
  • Manufacturer: Breville
  • Cup Clearance: 4 inches
  • Solenoid Valve: Yes
  • Cup Tray: Yes
  • Warm-Up: Brew Time: 20 seconds
  • Boiler Design: Thermocoil
  • Pod Friendly: No
  • Water Sources: Reservoir/Internal Tank
  • Auto Shut Off: Yes
  • Auto On: No
  • Pre-Infusion/Aroma: Yes
ProsCons
Reasonable price under $1,000Lack of automation
Intuitive LCD displayNo auto-tamping function
Built-in steam wand for better milk texturingSingle Boiler for the steam wand and pulling shots
Comes with pressurized and non-pressurized brew baskets
Built-in dosing grinder for freshly grinding and brewing without any pause
Eight color options; choose what suits your kitchen.

Introduction

The Barista Pro is part of Breville’s Barista series and aims to deliver third-wave specialty coffee to users, all from the comfort of their homes. Using the famous four keys formula, Breville ensures that each brew has a rich, full flavor, the perfect body, balanced taste, and a silky mouthfeel. The way this is done is by ensuring everything is done in just the right amount: the perfect temperature, dose, and water pressure. Fitted with a built-in grinder, this machine’s 3-second heat-up time and precise espresso extraction make it one of Breville’s most efficient.

Available Colors

The Barista Pro is available in 9 colors: Brushed stainless steel, black truffle, sea salt, damson blue, black stainless steel, oyster shell, royal champagne, smoked hickory, and red velvet cake. Although most people show interest in Barista Pro Brushed stainless steel, Breville Barista Pro Blue and Breville Barista Pro White are also prominent colors.

breville Barista Pro Brushed Stainless Steel

Breville Barista Pro Brushed Stainless Steel (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Breville Barista Pro Blue

Breville Barista Pro Blue (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Breville Barista Pro White

Breville Barista Pro White (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Breville Barista Pro Sea Salt

Breville Barista Pro Sea Salt (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

breville Barista Pro Black

Breville Barista Pro Black (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Breville Barista Pro Black Stainless Steel

Breville Barista Pro Black Stainless Steel (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Breville Barista Pro Oyster Shell

Breville Barista Pro Oyster Shell (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Breville Barista Pro Royal Champagne

Breville Barista Pro Royal Champagne (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Breville Barista Pro Smoked Hickory

Breville Barista Pro Smoked Hickory (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Breville Barista Pro Red Velvet Cake

Breville Barista Pro Red Velvet Cake (Image credit goes to Breville.com)

Dose Control Grinding

The Barista Pro uses an integrated conical burr grinder that controls your dose to make sure you can choose exactly how much coffee you’d like to enjoy and maximizes flavor.

Optimal Water Pressure

This machine uses low water pressure pre-infusion at the beginning of extraction. This makes sure all the flavors of the coffee are evenly drawn out for a rich and balanced drink.

Faster Heat Up Time

The Barista Pro makes use of the ThermoJet heating system. This system makes the coffee-making experience super efficient as it achieves the optimum extraction temperature in only 3 seconds.

Precise Espresso Extraction

The Barista Pro’s temperature control system makes sure water is at the right temperature (with a margin of 2 degrees) for optimal espresso extraction.

Manual Microfoam Milk Texturing

The Barista Pro’s steam wand makes it possible for you to manually create microfoam. This microfoam really adds to the flavor of your coffee and is also super important if you want to create latte art.

Intuitive Interface

The Barista Pro makes use of an LCD display which has really helpful grinding and extracting progress animations. Along with these, the screen has all the information you need to have a perfect custom, flavorful cup of coffee.

Included Accessories

Single & Dual Wall (1 and 2 Cup) Filter Baskets, The Razor Precision Dose Trimming Tool, 480 ml Stainless Steel Milk Jug, Cleaning Kit, and Water Filter

Capacity and Settings

The Barista Pro has a water tank capacity of 67 oz. While smaller than some other Breville machines, it is definitely enough that you won’t have to be refilling too frequently. Other notable settings include: 1 by 2 lb, Bean Hopper; Adjustable Grind Control; Intuitive LCD Interface; 1 or 2 Cup Volumetric Control

Warranty

The Barista Pro has a warranty of 2 years. The length of this warranty shows Breville’s confidence in the durability of its machines.

Other Features

This machine uses 1680 WATTS of power and has a voltage of 120 Volts.

Is Breville Barista Pro For You?

Verdict: The Breville Barista Pro Espresso Machine

Coffee Aim’s Ratings

Our readers send us more than 1350 emails across the US about the Breville Barista Pro. The below table shows our rating for the Breville Barista Pro espresso machine:

Overall Score95.61/100
Easy to clean9.84/10
Temperature Control9.78/10
Flavor9.68/10
Easy to use9.52/10
Blending power9.48/10
Value for money9.13/10
Brand Reputation9.50/10
Breville BES878BSS Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel

The Bottom Line

Notable for 3 second startup time with the ThermoJet heating system, the Breville Barista Pro espresso machine offers a new intuitive interface, built-in grinder, precise espresso extraction, and Digital Temperature Control (PID), microfoam milk texturing to provide third-wave specialty coffee with a barista-quality performance.  The machine offers one-touch convenience for everything from ristretto shots to lattes, macchiato to flat-white with a professional-quality frothing wand and a sleek, modern design by Breville.

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