REVIEW: Breville BES870CRN


In all honesty I am a lazy person. French press and clever are very much preferred methods of coffee brewing. Given enough time say, during the weekend, vacuum will be given a go. When it comes to somewhat automated extraction methods, more engagement will be required.


This machine is especially great if you don’t already have a separate burr grinder since it has one built-in but the drawback is that the heat will affect the stored beans. So it's best to pour just about enough into the bean hopper plus a spare grinder will always come in handy.



Pulls great espresso

Fun group activity    

Handsome looks


Pump noise

Extraction to steam wait times



2-litre water tank

1600 watts

RM 3,099 (Red)

RM 2,890 (Silver)


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A word of advice if you are considering to get an espresso machine, it is best to have a lot of love for coffee otherwise one can easily be discouraged because underwhelming results are bound to occur. Attempts on getting the tamp right to frothing of milk takes patience and practise but nothing beats getting an end product that is as close as your favourite coffee house.

 " This is an instrument that 

brings people together "

On top of fishing for fresh beans, a collection of double wall glasses is bound to begin. As for those self-proclaimed coffee snobs, get yourselves one of these things to find out if you are worthy of Thor’s hammer.

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