A unique espresso machine, the Breville BES860XL Barista Express has an integrated conical burr grinder with dosing controls. You’ll be able to grind your beans and dose directly into the coffee filter in under 60 seconds! Created with convenience and flexibility in mind, the Barista Express comes with two double-wall filters (single and double shot) that take the guesswork out of tamping—ideal for beginners. But, if you enjoy the art of making espresso, the BES860XL also has a set of single-wall filters that allow you to apply your own tamp.
This innovative Breville model has a special tamper with a magnetized lock that can be used attached to the machine, if you intend to work with a double-wall filter. You can also detach the tamper if you prefer a manual tamp or are using a single-wall filter. The Barista Express can be programmed to brew a single or double shot and the grinder settings can be adjusted to suit your needs. With a nice mix of semi-automatic and super-automatic features, the Breville BES860XL is a very well-rounded machine.
The BES860XL has a built-in conical burr grinder with adjustable grind settings, for your convenience. Choose from a Dual Wall preset grind setting or 15 grind size options to achieve your desired results. Similarly, a knob located on the front panel lets you take advantage of the pre-programmed Dual Wall setting or manually select your grind volume. The see-through bean hopper and conical burrs are detachable for hassle-free maintenance.
The BES8360XL has a hands-free portafilter holder; select the filter size (single or double) and put the portafilter in place; the machine will automatically dose the proper amount of coffee. A button, located by the portafilter holder, allows you to push once for an auto dose or push and hold to manually determine the grind amount.
A tamper comes included with the BES860XL, it is magnetized and can be secured to the machine. You can fit the tamper into place and tamp with it attached to the unit, or remove the tamper and apply your tamp by hand.
The Barista Express has a 15-bar pump and thermocoil heating system to make brewing and frothing simple. Pre-programmed espresso options allow you to make a single or double shot by simply pressing the corresponding button. You can also override the preset espresso options if you want to customize your drink volume.
Steaming and Frothing
The BES860XL has a commercial-style swivel steam wand that comes with a stainless steel frothing attachment. Use the attachment if you’re going to be frothing a large volume of milk, otherwise the steam wand should be sufficient for everyday use.
Housing and Construction
The Breville Barista Express has a modern brushed stainless steel finish. Button and knob-based controls make this an exceedingly intuitive machine. The pressure gauge, mounted on the front panel, is large and simple to read. Overall the Breville BES860XL is built to be a durable, user-friendly machine.
This Breville model comes with four filters: a dual-wall single shot filter, a dual-wall double shot filter, a single-wall single shot filter, and a single-wall double shot filter. You’ll also get a tamper, stainless-steel frothing pitcher, and a frothing attachment. In addition, a cleaning kit comes with the machine; it includes: a cleaning tool, coffee scoop, cleaning brush, cleaning disc, cleaning tablets, and an Allen key. The BES860XL has a charcoal water filter to help purify tap water.
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