Traveling each day to get that all intoxicating espresso is the day’s delight. Espresso machines have become the invention which allows you to become a barista from the comfort of your home. For the coffee connoisseur, these machines allow you to experiment, create, and enjoy all those wonderful delights derived from the coffee bean.
While espresso machines have evolved over time, quality has become a concern. The Breville BES870BSXL stands to offer a home barista convenience and great espresso. Featuring an automatic water temperature setting and 15-bar Italian pump, an espresso will be in your hands in no time.
Breville adds the wow factor with another espresso machine as well, the Breville BES980XL. This machine not only looks professional with a stainless steel exterior, it is fully automated for ease of use. With dual stainless steel boilers and Italian pumps, making two delights in a mug is at your fingertips.
This sleek machine wrapped in stainless steel adds a beautiful addition to any kitchen. For the aspiring barista, this machine features a water temperature setting called the purge function. This function automatically adjusts the water temperature, after steam, to an optimal extraction temperature.
Water temperature is important to get that perfect cup of coffee. With a 1600 watt thermo coil heating system, you will not have to worry about your espresso coming out too hot or too cold.
A home with more than one coffee lover can pose a problem, but not with the Breville BES980XL. Equipped with 3 preset and 6 customizable water temperature settings, all members of the house can choose their perfect temperature. Using the touchscreen, water will automatically be delivered directly in your cup after extraction.
With a programmable water temperature setting of 190 to 250 degree, there should be no worries about the temperature of your espresso. Again, just touch the screen and it is set for you.
Conclusion: When making espressos, both machines are incredible. While the Breville BES870BSXL is perfect for home use, you will need to manually set water temperatures for each cup. With the Breville BES980XL, the water temperature is done automatically or you can customize with the use of a touchscreen feature.
Water is the main ingredient for making coffee. It just cannot be done otherwise. The Breville BES870BSXL offers a 67 fluid ounce water tank. This water tank size decreases the number of times you will need to refill your tank. Depending on the amount of espressos you or your family consume, once a day to every other day may be all it takes.
Refilling the water tank can become a chore. With the Breville BES870BSXL, this chore has been reduced to a few simple steps. The water tank featured comes equipped with a handle in order to easily detach, refill, and reattach.
This machine has made water tank refills the easiest task ever. Coffee is 99% water, so an efficient water tank is important. With an 84-ounce water tank, you will be drinking espressos for days without having to refill.
The water tank not only holds 84 ounces of water, but you do not have to detach the tank to refill it. The Breville BES980XL features a water tank with a lid you can open and pour water into. No more hassling with getting that large tank on and off.
Conclusion: While both machines have a large water tank, the Breville BES980XL features a tank that does not have to be removed in order to refill with water. This feature will allow the at-home barista to serve up those espressos and lattes with few interruptions
Grind, Dose, and Tamp
Getting the right grind and dose on those coffee beans is essential. With the Breville BES870BSXL, you will get a conical burr grinder. This grinder is designed to optimize the extraction process through maximizing the surface area. The conical hopper has a locking system that enables the user to remove, store, or transfer beans. With this feature, coffee beans are kept fresh and produce the maximum flavor for your taste buds. The locking system will also give consumers ease when removing for cleaning or refilling with beans.
Hands-free and mess-free are the words to describe the Breville BES980XL. Grinding, dosing, and tamping are done by automation with this machine. There are no manual dials to deal with. The touchscreen feature shines again when setting your machine for a single or double cup.
With little work, at-home baristas are able to enjoy a latte or espresso without getting their hands dirty or the countertop messy. This feature allows for the Breville BES980XL to be used in a commercial setting as well as the home kitchen.
Conclusion: Both machines have a wonderful system in place to grind those beans perfectly. The use of the hopper along with the advanced grinding technology creates a confidence in your ability to make an espresso at home, just like the ones at your favorite coffee shop.
Final Conclusion: Breville Keeps the Espresso Coming
Breville is known for their outstanding coffee making machines. Both machines have a water temperature feature that gives nothing but the best flavor. Whether you like it at 190 Fahrenheit or hotter, these machines won’t disappoint. Water worries will disappear with the large capacity water tanks on both machines.
The grinding technology developed and installed for both machines is over the top. Consumers will be happy to know and experience that best brew. Utilizing maximum surface area and optimizing the extraction with grinder technology is a step above the others.
While both machines are excellent, there are some differences. If you don’t mind being a hands-on barista at home, then the Breville BES870BSXL is a great machine for you. This espresso machine is not a good choice for commercial use, unlike the Breville BES980XL, which offers dual features and automation.