the Barista Express™

With an integrated grinder.

"Almost every ingredient tastes better when it's fresh and coffee is no exception."

The natural oils that give espresso and a cappuccino their rich, creamy flavours start to quickly degrade as soon as the beans are ground.  This product not only grinds it fresh straight into the filter for you, it delivers the right amount of coffee too.

There are 18 grind settings from course to fine for optimal espresso extraction as well as instant hot water for making long blacks and pre-heating cups. 

Heston's Tip:  "Check the ‘roasted on’ date on the bag and if it doesn’t have one don’t buy it as it’s almost certainly not fresh (your best chance is at your local café – the one with the queue out the door!).

Try to buy one small bag at a time so that you can use it all within a few weeks. You won’t believe how much difference freshly roasted beans make."


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BES870UK £549.99
  • Additional Features

    Electronic PID temperature control, true low pressure pre-infusion, high 1850W power, dedicated hot water outlet, water filtration system

  • Included Accessories

    the Razor Dosing Tool, on-board tamper, 54mm portfilter, stainless steel frothing jug, water filters, cleaning disc, tool & tablets

  • Construction

    Stainless Steel

  • Voltage

    220 - 240 Volts

  • Wattage


  • Warranty

    2 Year Repair or Replacement


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3 January 2015

Barista Express - One Year On

"One year on from our purchase of The Barista Express, so how has it been? Quite simply, this is a fantastic machine and we wouldn't do without it. Now 12 months old, it still looks as good as it did on day one and performing as well as it did from the start. The joy of the Barista Express is not only the final product - great tasting coffee - but, also the pleasure of making it. Don't hesitate - if you're looking for a great coffee machine for the home (or work), the Barista Express will not, will not, disappoint. "

30 December 2014

One happy customer

"As a real coffee lover I decided to purchase the barista as a joint Christmas present for myself and my husband. We were already owners of a bean to cup machine but we were disappointed by the taste. We could not be happier with this machine. The quality of the machine is far superior to anything we have previously had. The taste of the coffee is excellent and better than any coffee shop. The helpful tips and advice, videos that Sage offer is excellent in terms of how to use the machine and which coffee to get to the age of the beans. I would highly recommend the videos and the machine. We have become so impressed that we have started roasting our own beans so we know how old they are. I am not surprised that Heston Blumenthal has put his name to this machine as with his name you expect quality, excellence and sophistication which you definitely get. Highly recommend. "

27 December 2014


"This took a few attempts to get the coffee right but now, after two weeks, I don't even need to think about it. Adjustments to grind and amount are now intuitive. It's a really great machine and I totally recommend it. It does, however, require regular tlc in terms of cleaning and emptying the tray. Also the water reservoir could do with being a bit bigger.
Buy fresh roasted beans. Supermarket beans are a poor substitute. "

22 December 2014

So far so good

"The biggest challenge has been getting the machine out of the box - some of the filters seemed to be missing but they were protectively packed inside the jug. Following the quick start instructions was easy and I soon had my first espresso - one minor adjustment only needed from the suggested settings - to increase the grind volume. The coffee was lovely and full and smooth with no bitterness or sourness. Have not tried texturing milk yet .....

It looks great and feels robust. I hope it does not mark easily!

Interestingly it is designed/made in Australia - called Breville there and in the US.

I feel much happier with this machine than my previous Gaggias, though it did cost rather more and it is of course early days."

15 December 2014

Superb value for money

"Like other reviewers this is my first "serious" espresso machine. It is brilliantly crafted, wonderfully accurate and so simple to use. Combined with high quality, fresh beans the results in your cup are amazing.

The wand is of a professional standard and with a little practice, I've been texturing milk to artisan levels.

I would like to just mention the design, packaging and whole "experience" of setting up the machine. Every attention to detail has been thought through (hey it is Heston!), with the manuals full of handy tips and clear, concise instructions. This product has been carefully designed by experts and it shows.

Oh and I love the precision engineered Razor!

All in all, I really could not recommend this highly enough.""

14 December 2014

The Best!

"I can't recommend this highly enough. I have had other coffee machines at half the price that don't last and make mediocre coffee at best.

The Barista Express is manufactured to a very high quality and feels solid. It looks like a smaller version of the machines you see in retail coffee shops and makes coffee to challenge any.

The grinder is superb as is the milk frother. If you are passionate about coffee then this is the machine for you. I do not think you can get a better machine that makes coffee of this quality at a more affordable price point.

Buy cheap, buy twice!"

2 December 2014

Brilliant results and great hands on feel.

"Every time I walked past my local specialty kitchen appliance store, I looked at the Barista Express but was held back in a purchase as I already owned a Bean-to-Cup machine. I finally became disappointed in the quality of the coffee I was making and took the plunge and purchased the Barista. I could not be happier!

After a little trial and error adjusting the grind size and dose and the correct pressure with the tamper, even my old coffee tastes totally different and much better.

I have been experimenting with various styles of coffee; espresso, cappuccino, flat white etc. I'm afraid my caffeine levels are probably off the scale!

I would recommend the Barista Express to anyone who wants the hand on approach to coffee making. The results with a little practice are equal to, and if not better than most available in over priced coffee shops. The initial cost of the machine will be worth the savings!"

14 November 2014

A breeze to use to produce lovely fresh coffee quickly.

"I had the Barista Express for a birthday present a few weeks ago. I have used it quite a few times already trying three different beans (2 from specialist roasters and Cafe Nero's house beans).

It was simple to set up and it is simple to use and I love the way that you can easily adjust the important aspects - grind size, dose size, even the water volume and temperature.

It is my first "serious" coffee machine and the pressure gauge is a great way to make sure you get the adjustments just right for each bean. So far, this has all resulted in excellent coffee - so much so that I need to ration myself or I won't be getting much sleep!

I like the fact that you "feel like" you are working with coffee - I looked at a number of fully automatic bean to cup machines but they didn't give you the same experience (although I realise they are very popular!). As as with a lot of things in life it is down to personal preference - but although this is more manual than some machines it is a breeze to use to produce lovely fresh coffee quickly.

11 November 2014

What is your choice for a coffee maker in a price range of £550 ?

"I bought a new Sage Barista Express coffee maker after my few weeks efforts spent on the internet to search for a good coffee maker, especially if there are only two to three persons to drink coffee at home, but having a high specification for a cup of coffee.

From an end user point of view, it's worth every penny of its asking price. I would say it is the best coffee maker up to £600.

Smart and touching design:
The Barista comes with a good design that I can mechanically adjust the coffee grind size and coffee grind amount. It is a very smart design, as the grind size and grind amount will affect the water flow through the coffee filter basket that will eventually influence the flavour of my coffee. In order to get a right setting for the grind size and grind amount, I now just simply check with the pressure gauge needle to make sure it fall into my desired extracted zone. Different coffee beans will have different grind size and grind amount under a same setting.
Besides, there is other touching design comes with the machine that I like to have a strong coffee, but not as strong as double shot. For my case, I press the "Filter Size" button by selecting "Single". Then, I wait until my single cup coffee grinding is stopped automatically. Now, I just simply manually push and hold the portafilter to get extra coffee power to make the coffee in my flavour.

Trust me, you will have different understanding on your coffee once you own a Sage Barista Express coffee maker.


9 November 2014

Great machine!

"Can't fault this machine, it takes a few goes to work out your grind, quantity needed and how much pressure to apply, but once that is worked out then you get great coffee every time.

I had to convince the wife to be that it would be worth the money, but when she saw it in the flesh she was happy with how it looked and was surprised that it wasn't as big as she thought it would be. She too is now enjoying the nice coffee and is happy with the purchase. Definitely a worth while buy for anyone who likes quality coffee.

It's worth taking you time to read through the instructions and watch the videos available. "

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