Breville Oracle Review 2022

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It is our review of the Breville Oracle espresso machine.

Coffee Aim’s Ratings

Our readers send us more than 300 emails across the US about the Breville Oracle. The below table shows our rating for the Breville Oracle espresso machine:

Overall Score94.00/100
Easy to clean9.74/10
Temperature Control9.54/10
Flavor9.44/10
Easy to use9.34/10
Blending power9.24/10
Value for money9.00/10
Brand Reputation9.50/10
Breville BES980XL Oracle Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel

The Bottom Line

The best Breville espresso machine money can buy, the Oracle offers third-wave specialty coffee that tastes as you’d get in your favorite coffee shop. With automatic grinding, dosing, tamping and milk texturing, automating the two most difficult parts of manual espresso and barista-style coffee. The machine extracts espresso and textured milk simultaneously, which allows you to go from bean to latte in a minute at the same time.

With auto grind and tamp, flexible shot control, and micro-foam milk texturing, the Oracle creates a rich, full flavor third-wave specialty coffee with an irresistible body, perfectly balanced taste, and silky, velvety mouthfeel.

Get all the information you need every time by its LCD feature and make coffee exactly how you like it.

Its LCD feature provides you with all the information you need to make coffee exactly the way you like it, every time. Like any good commercial machine, the Oracle delivers a double espresso and then separately, through a dedicated spout, fills the cup with hot water, thanks to its innovative One Touch Americano feature.

With a large reservoir (84 oz) and bean hopper (8 oz), brushed stainless steel construction materials, 16.1″ x 14.7″ x 17.8″ (WxDxH) dimensions, integrated burr grinder, 5 settings: (1) Adjustable Grind Control, (2) Programmable Milk Temperature and Texture, (3) One/Two Shots, (4) Hot Water, (5) Americano, 3 milk texturing: (a) Powerful hands-free milk texturing, (b) Adjustable Milk Texture and Temperature (+/- 1°F), (c) Automatic steam wand purge cleaning, the Breville Oracle Touch fulfill all your coffee needs.

Key Features and Specifications of Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine 

  • Color: Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.1″ x 14.7″ x 17.8″ 
  • Item Weight: 34.5 pounds
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 1/2 lb 
  • Water Tank Capacity: 84 oz 
  • Integrated Burr Grinder: Hardened steel conical burrs 
  • Settings: (1) Adjustable Grind Control, (2) Programmable Milk Temperature and Texture, (3) One/Two Shots, (4) Hot Water, (5) Americano 
  • Construction Material of The Machine: Brushed Stainless Steel 
  • Construction Material of The Dual Boiler: Stainless Steel
  • Milk Texturing: (a) Powerful hands-free milk texturing, (b) Adjustable Milk Texture and Temperature (+/- 1°F), (c) Automatic steam wand purge cleaning
  • Brewing System: Breville Oracle Brewing System limits the 15 bar Italian pump pressure throughout the extraction, preventing bitter flavors in the shot
  • Dual-boiler: Professional dual-boiler construction
  • 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: 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: Commercial grade 58mm portafilter 
  • Group Head: Heated Grouphead for brew temp control 
  • Tamping: Hands-free auto grind, dose, and tamp
  • Grind Settings: 45 precision grind settings
  • Accessories: (1) Mini Grinds Bin, (2) 58mm Full Stainless Steel Portafilter, (3) 1 cup & 2 cups Single Wall Filter Baskets, (4) 16oz Stainless Steel Milk Jug, (5) Steam Wand spare parts, (6) Cleaning Kit, (7) Water Hardness Test Strip, (8) Water Filter Holder and Water Filter
  • Power: 1800 Watts 
  • Voltage: 110–120 Volts 
  • Warranty: 2 Year Repair Warranty 
ProsCons
Comes with auto-tamping Too expensive
Integrated dosing grinder
It limits bitterness in the shot by its overpressure value.
Two-year repair warranty

Introduction

The Oracle is a machine that helps you create third-wave specialty coffee from the comfort of your home. Fully automatic, this machine handles all the complex parts of manual espresso and lets you control temperature and texture to a degree you didn’t think was possible. 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. It is done by providing everything in just the right amount: the ideal temperature, dose, and water pressure. The Oracle’s Dual Boiler is a great asset, too, as it allows you to simultaneously do the extraction and steaming.

Dose Control Grinding

The Oracle uses an integrated precision conical burr grinder that automatically grinds, doses, and tamps 22 grams of coffee. You get terrific freshly ground coffee with a rich flavor profile.

Optimal Water Pressure

This machine makes use of an Over Pressure Valve. This valve controls the water pressure to make sure it isn’t too much – if the water pressure is too high, this may cause the brew to taste bitter. The Oracle’s low-pressure pre-infusion technology makes it so that the pressure gradually increases and spreads out to ensure even extraction.

Precise Espresso Extraction

The Oracle is fully automated, and its digital temperature control (PID) settings ensure you get balanced tasting espresso every time. This digital temperature control feature detects when the water is precisely at the right temperature for optimal espresso extraction.

Automatic Microfoam Milk Texturing

This machine makes use of a self-cleaning steam wand which is powered by a dedicated boiler. The magic of this wand is that it automatically textures milk to the perfect consistency and produces professional-level microfoam. This foam enhances the flavor of your coffee and makes it possible to create latte art from the comfort of your kitchen.

Shot Control and LCD Display

The Oracle’s LCD display allows you unparalleled control over how you’d like your espresso. It gives you options between one shot, two shots, or manual control to decide just how much espresso you want to consume at one time. This display is also effortless to use, so you don’t have to worry about having issues with operating it. 

One-Touch Americano

The Oracle allows you to make Americanos as well, and the process to do so is simple. The machine will make a double espresso, and then it’ll separately fill the cup with hot water so you can enjoy a high-quality Americano.

Included Accessories

58mm Full Stainless Steel Portafilter, Mini Grinds Bin, 1 and 2 cups Single Wall Filter Baskets, 16oz Stainless Steel Milk Jug, Steam Wand Spare Parts, Cleaning Kit, Water Hardness Test Strip, Water Filter Holder, and Water Filter

Capacity & Settings

The Oracle has a massive water tank with a capacity of 84 oz. Other settings include 1/2 lb Bean Hopper; Adjustable Grind Control; Programmable Milk Temperature and Texture; One/Two Shots; Long Black; Hot Water.

Warranty

The Oracle has a pretty decent warranty of 2 years; this shows how much trust Breville places in the durability of this machine.

Other Features

This machine uses 1800 WATTS of power and has a voltage of 110 to 120 Volts.

Is Breville Oracle For You?

Verdict: The Breville Oracle Review

Overall Score94.00/100
Easy to clean9.74/10
Temperature Control9.54/10
Flavor9.44/10
Easy to use9.34/10
Blending power9.24/10
Value for money9.00/10
Brand Reputation9.50/10
Breville BES980XL Oracle Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel.

The Bottom Line

The best Breville espresso machine money can buy, the Oracle offers third-wave specialty coffee that tastes as you’d get in your favorite coffee shop. With automatic grinding, dosing, tamping and milk texturing, automating the two most difficult parts of manual espresso and barista-style coffee. The machine extracts espresso and textured milk simultaneously, which allows you to go from bean to latte in a minute at the same time.

With auto grind and tamp, flexible shot control, and micro-foam milk texturing, the Oracle creates a rich, full flavor third-wave specialty coffee with an irresistible body, perfectly balanced taste, and silky, velvety mouthfeel.

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