And this good cup of coffee comes from my Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine!
I loved coffee all my life, but had mostly used the filter machines. They don’t really give you great coffee. Once in a while I picked up Mc Café coffee, which is pretty good. Starbucks I never liked. There is something about their coffee that just does not taste good to me. And for me to throw a cup of coffee away – that has never happened before, until the day I was at the airport in Miami and I could not find anything else but Starbucks coffee. So I gave in, spent a fortune on that coffee and tasted it – igittttt! So I added sugar and milk – but to no avail – it just tasted terrible – way too bitter and acidy.
So last Christmas we bought ourselves a Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine
. I always wanted to have a coffee machine that gives me one cup at a time. So I scoured the internet for 2 months, reading every review I could find on different machines.
First I thought maybe the Keurig would be a good option, because we had one in the office and you had the choice of different flavors. But then you have all those wasted plastic capsules. I did not want that. They did have a universal cup you could fill with your own coffee, so I was thinking about it until my friend told me that they do not last very long.
She had a Nespresso, but you end up with the same problem of the wasted empty capsules, and the universal filter is terribly expensive and then you still had to buy the stickers to close the top. So that was out for me too.
So then I cam across the Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine
and I thought, well, I might be able to do that. I had never made my coffee like they do in a coffee house, but I was willing to give it a try.
I had read a few really good reviews. And in the best one the guy said to not just let the coffee grinder grind the coffee automatically, but push it by hand, shake it and then add some more coffee before you press down with the damper.
It took maybe 3 cups of not so very good coffee until I had the grind strength adjusted, but since then every cup turned out delicious.
The only thing to watch out for, if you have a different brand of coffee, you probably need a couple of cups until you find the right grind setting. Other than that, this machine has worked flawlessly!
I just love this Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine. Even my husband is making me coffee. He is turning into quite a barista:)