The thought of being able to produce café-quality espressos and coffee-drinks within your own home is the desire of millions of consumers. However, the main reason why so many people still do not have an espresso machine within their home is because of the price and overall complexity of these machines. While this has been true for the past several years, recently there are new products to reach the market that will provide you the ability to create amazing espressos that are easy to make and are cost-effective. The Breville Café Roma Espresso Machine, Model: ESP8XL is one of the most celebrated at-home espresso machines because of its ability to create wonderful espressos and because it is available for under $300. Not to mention the exterior design of this espresso machine is absolutely stunning.
Taste of Espresso: 4/5 Stars
User-Friendliness: 4/5 Stars
Product Features: 4/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Main Product Features:
Within this espresso machine, you will find all of the same features that are found within commercial-grade espresso machines. But the main difference, is this machine is extremely user-friendly, which makes it perfect for home use. When I first saw this espresso machine, I was surprised at how well it was designed. The stainless steel exterior features will give your kitchen a modernized industrial appeal.
One of the first features that caught my attention is the 15-BAR pump, which will provide you with the perfect amount of pressure that is needed to create the perfect amount of crème for your espressos. Also, in order to create the perfect froth, the steam wand is made of chrome and will give you the same results as you would find within a barista machine.
This espresso machine features three completely different filters, all of which are used for a different purpose. There is the single and double shot filtration as well as the pod filtration. These filters will provide you with optimum extraction due to the internal design of the filters.
Cleaning this espresso machine is also quite simple. The water reservoir can hold up to 40-ounces of water, and since it is removable it is easy to fill and clean. And as an added bonus, this espresso machine comes with both a stainless steel Saucer Set as well as stainless steel Espresso Cups.
This espresso machine from Breville can be purchased at both retail and online stores. Expect to find a price tag that averages around $230, however, if you purchase this espresso machine online, I have seen prices as low as $150.