For coffee enthusiasts a traditional coffee machine just won’t do and for many even the popular Keurig machine doesn’t cut it. For those who love cafe-style beverages comes the ultimate coffee machine: Breville’s Barista Express Coffee Machine. Like all finer things in life, this machine goes above and beyond to create the perfect cup of Joe and its $599.94 price reflects this. The machine delivers fresh, quality espresso at remarkable speeds thanks to its integrated bean grinder so you can go from beans to espresso in practically under a minutes! Although the machine might look daunting to beginners, it’s super easy to use. Beginners will be whipping up delicious cups of espresso thanks to its two two dual-wall, pressurized filters that regulate pressure and help optimize the extraction. For more experienced baristas, it comes with two single-wall, non-pressurized filters that give you more room to experiment with different grind sizes, grind amounts, and tamping pressure.
The Barista Express also features an Italian-manufactured 15 bar pump and thermocoil heating system that makes for accurate regulation of water temperature for a full-flavored espresso drink, while a pre-brew function and flat shower head make sure that the water is optimally distributed through the coffee puck. Other great features include a cup warmer on top of the machine and the ability to remove extra water from the filter basket after coffee extraction so the used grounds form a dry puck allowing for a much easier and quicker clean up. And for those who like more than just espresso, there’s also a stainless steel 360 degree swivel-action steam wand for lattes and cappuccinos. If you didn’t get exactly what you wanted for Christmas, gift yourself the ultimate present with the Barista Express Coffee Machine!
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.