Breville BES990BSS the Oracle Touch
The Oracle Touch from Breville breaks new ground as a bridge between manual and automatic espresso machines. As an update to the Oracle, the Oracle Touch boasts a vibrant touch display, allowing you to scroll through 5 customizable drink options: espresso, long black, latte, flat white, and cappuccino. Just as well, you can save up to 8 personalized drinks; especially useful when there are multiple users with differing tastes. The Oracle Touch has automatic grinding, dosing, tamping and milk texturing, automating the two most difficult parts of manual espresso. You can extract espresso and texture milk simultaneously, enabling you to go from beans to latte in under a minute.
This dual boiler espresso machine features a triple heat system comprised of a steam boiler with an integrated heat-exchange and dedicated brew boiler, a built-in grinder and tamping system, programmable shot volumes, automatic rinsing and descaling options, milk frothing controls, PID temperature control, adjustable grind settings, and more. With the Oracle Touch you get nothing less than an all-in-one home espresso solution that combines innovative features with modern technology.
Dimensions: 16.25" D x 15" W x 18" H
The Oracle Touch brews and steams using two separate boilers to ensure temperature stability and steam pressure. This also means that you'll be able to brew and steam simultaneously.
Volumetric Dosing and Programmable Shot Volume
The Oracle Touch's settings can be found via the settings button at the top right if your touch screen. Inside, the dose and shot volume of your drinks can be adjusted to your preference. The integrated conical burr grinder automatically grinds, doses and tamps 22 grams for a double shot, similar to the commercial machine in your favorite café.
PID and Shot Clock
Located on the front of the machine, the main LCD displays the temperature of the boiler as monitored by the Oracle Touch's PID controller and is accurate within 2 degrees. Using the PID, temperature can be programmed between 190°-205°F. When you begin brewing the PID transitions into a shot timer that counts up from when brewing began.
Built-In Grinder and Removable Bean Hopper
One of the key advantages to the Oracle Touch is the built-in grinder. The grinder can be adjusted between 40 different fineness settings with a locking mechanism that allows you to grind directly into your portafilter. Based on your preferences you can adjust the total dosage of coffee ground to customize your shots. The Oracle Touch's grinder is also equipped with an adjustable automatic tamping system that will tamp and level off your coffee for you to keep extraction. The bean hopper on the Oracle Touch holds up to 8oz of whole bean coffee. The hopper can be completely removed and features a bean stopper, allowing you to take it off even when there are still beans inside.
Frothing and Hot Water
Adjustable Automatic Frothing
The steam wand on the Oracle Touch is truly amazing. Fitted with a powerful 4-hole tip and a temperature probe, you can program the machine to automatically texture your milk on a gradient between a latte and a cappuccino allowing you to make the drinks you want with just a flip of a switch. Alternatively, the Oracle Touch also allows for completely manual frothing so you can hone your barista skills in the comfort of your kitchen.
84oz Easy Access Water Reservoir
Boasting a unique bit of Breville ingenuity, the water reservoir can be refilled one of two ways. You can opt to remove it entirely from the back of the machine or you can open an access panel located on top to refill it from the front. Beneath the group head, the front panel of the machine features a sight glass allowing you to keep an eye on your water level.
Cleaning, Maintenance, and Other
Actively Heated Cup Warmer
To promote temperature stability throughout the brewing process the cup warmer is fitted with a heating element as opposed to using passive heat from the boiler.
Easy To Rotate/Cord Storage
Located beneath the drip tray the Oracle Touch features a drop down swivel foot that can lowered to lift the machine off of your counter making it easy to slide and rotate. Depending on your setup, excess cord can be stored in the back of the machine to keep you counter free of clutter.
The Breville Oracle Touch comes packaged with the following accessories: -Mini Knock Box -58mm Stainless Steel Portafilter -10oz Stainless Steel Double Walled Travel Mug (lid included) -16oz Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher -Replacement Steam Tip and Gasket -Cleaning Kit -Water Hardness Test Strip -Water Filter Holder and Water Filters.