What the experts say
The Barista Express is a lot more expensive than a lot of the other espresso machines out there today. The built-in burr grinder and extra control it gives you means this price isn't unreasonable. It also makes great coffee.
It's expensive and needs practice, but this machine has a great chef behind it, looks awesome and allows you to make coffee the way you want.
The burr grinder is brilliant and the pre-infusion system extracts the maximum flavour. However, while it has "express" in its name, making a cup of coffee is still quite an involved process with this machine.
What users say
05 May 2020
After reading lots of reviews I went for this fabulous machine. A bit of tweeking and practice I am now making quality cappuccinos honestly much better than the coffee outlets. The cost is higher but worth it. Also try the spiller Tate signature beans and watch the YouTube for advice.
26 Feb 2020
Love my coffee machine makes great coffee just like coffee shop standard
16 Jan 2020
Expensive but makes a perfect cup of coffee.
01 Aug 2019
Bought this machine as a progression from a pod machine, and I'm definitely not disappointed. Buy the right coffee (freshly roasted) and after a little tweaking of grind and dose amount and you'll never need to visit a coffee shop again. I highly recommend this machine, in my opinion is well worth the investment.
08 May 2019
This is a very easy to use bean to cup coffee machine. You can really tell the difference when the beans are ground just before the coffee is made and the high pressure produced by this machine gets every bit of taste out of the beans. It also looks very cool and somewhat retro sitting on the kitchen counter top !
27 Nov 2018
The instructions look daunting but just follow step by step and hay presto impressive coffee
24 Oct 2018
Bought this for my husband who after having a coffee from one of these machines, said he had to have one. Once you get the hang of the milk frother and properly read the instructions, the machine is easy to use. Getting the bar pressure to around a 12 (on a clock) results in the best coffee. I now love my latte and he's the cappuccino fan. May have been considered expensive but it's a quality machine and hopefully it'll last for years.
25 Sep 2018
The best coffee I’ve ever had a lot to spend but worth every penny makesure you use fresh beans your in for a treat
11 Sep 2018
Use a good coffee and get some chocolate sprinkles and it really is brill
16 May 2018
YOUR COFFE LIKE IN THE BAR