Electronic PID temperature control, true low pressure pre-infusion, high 1850W power, dedicated hot water outlet, water filtration system
the Razor Dosing Tool, on-board tamper, 54mm portfilter, stainless steel frothing jug, water filters, cleaning disc, tool & tablets
220 - 240 Volts
2 Year Repair or Replacement
20 October 2014Working our way up the scale . . . . .
"This is our third espresso machine, our first SAGE. My husband is a coffee fanatic and has converted me too. I was sceptical about buying the SAGE machine because I wasn't sure it was going to be up to the job but we have been really impressed.
Each bean that we have had from different roasters has required us to recalibrate the machine to ensure we have the correct grind size and the right amount of grinds. We only use beans from specialist roasters and don't buy anything from supermarkets as they don't produce the crema or the taste that the machine is capable of.
Our first bag of beans was spent getting the coffee bang on. Having watched the video on the website (several times) and worked out the optimum espresso pressure range, it was actually quite fun when we finally got it right (the 11th cup) and it really was a very good cup of coffee and well worth the fiddling about!
Now we have had our machine a couple of months, when we get a different type of beans, it usually only takes a cup or two to get the calibration right.
In short the SAGE BARISTA machine is an excellent entry level machine if you want to make proper coffee at home. Going in at this level gives us plenty of scope to progress to the next SAGE machine and enjoy even better coffee than we already do.
Thanks SAGE for a brilliant machine - we love it :)
17 October 2014Cycling Recovery
"Great professional machine but compact for worktop and home use. Freshly ground beans provides a smooth coffee. Ideal as a pickup after a long cycle ride.
As my daughter has a part time job at the University Coffee Shop she taught me how to make the milk light and creamy to make all different coffee types.
My teenagers use it more than I do but they have more time than me.
Very impressed and would strongly recommend. "
14 October 2014Great machine - takes work at first though!
"A fantastic coffee machine, fits everything you need to make brilliant coffee into one machine on your work surface.
Takes a bit of work to figure out the right settings, but that's all part of the fun!"
11 October 2014Great Breville machine
"A rebadged Breville machine that makes consistent and excellent coffee once setup properly. Quick to heat from cold, which I particularly like. would highly recommend."
5 September 2014Barista Express experiance
"Firstly, this is a seriously good machine, looks and feels like it is properly engineered for a change being manufactured with hi-grade materials and not just made down to a price to sell.
This is the sort of quality machine I should have bought years ago, save me money AND delivered great coffee instead of wasting time with others that always dissapoint.
Having tried numerious cobinations of grinding size, amount of coffe and bean strength it is now easy to make a consistantly good coffe, the only inconsistance is my inability to standardise the amount of pressure in the tamping operation so sometimes it can vary slightly within the delivered pressure dial.
It has to be said that it can also be slightly messy during the tamping operation but if you observe the same operation at say Costa you will appreciate it is a very small mess compaired to the professionals.
love the looks and it's just the business...."
25 August 2014Perfection
"In accordance with Heston's book 'In search of Perfection', we have found it with the Sage Barista Express
14 August 2014RTFM
"This is a well designed and quality built machine. I have long lusted after a bean to cup coffee machine and could not believe my eyes when I saw this at the price that it was. It is not fully automatic and you do have to learn how to use it. But if you stick to what the well written manual tells you to do and watch the video you can soon get the hang of it. Once you can do the basics then you can start to personalise it. Be careful though, when you start experimenting, because shaky hands make it more difficult to operate. I restrict myself to two cups at a time with a long break between!! It makes great coffee!"
6 August 2014Great Coffee
Nice design looks
good size for kitchen
Easy to clean-maintain,
A bit noisy
Grinder "spils" a bit of coffee on the bench - I think it wouldn't happen with a 58mm portafiller which I would prefer (more accessories - tampers etc)
Be aware that you have to experiment a lot and waste a lot of coffee until you master the machine if you are new in to this. Once you figure out grinding size, tampering and brewing then you can get great results. It took me almost a month. And always keep in mind that there are a lot of different types of beans out there, so everyone gives different results. Satisfied with my purchase."
5 August 2014Barista Express
"I like the fine tuning that is available with this machine. It does make a great mug of coffee. I also bought a milk thermometer which has added further consistency and confidence to my barista training; now for latte art!"
27 July 2014As good as a commercial machine for a lot less money
"This is a great machine that's does as good a job as a machine you would get in a coffee shop but it costs so much less
Like other people have mentioned the setup of the grinder can take a few goes to get right but once setup it produces a great espresso
If you change the bean or roast that you are using you may need to change the settings again as every bean is different and will grind differently
The steam function is great and produces great milk to use for a latte and you get the silky effect you would expect in a coffee shop
Overall this is a great machine which is compact as the grinder is included and does everything you would want to produce a excellent barista quality coffee.
5 stars I look forward to using this for years to come"