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

    1850W

  • Warranty

    2 Year Repair or Replacement

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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.
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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.

Price:
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.

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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. "

9 November 2014

Bravo

"This is a great machine - and the bottom line is it makes great coffee.

The construction and build quality is excellent (with the exception of the drip tray cover which is a cheap material that scratches easily).

There are a number of nice design features, the tamper stows away with a magnetic slot, the water tank is removable to simplify refilling.

What really marks this machine out is the pressure gauge - this really allows you to fine tune the coffee by dosage and grind size to make the perfect espresso. The gauge really tells you when you've got it spot on.

Tips for usage: familiarise yourself with the operation, especially the grind size and dosage amount controls; always use the freshest roasted coffee beans, and keep it clean, especially the steam nozzle.

Try out lots of different coffee beans from fresh suppliers, you'll be amazed at how different coffee beans taste, part of the fun is testing different beans to find your favourite. I can recommend Rave Coffee, they supply reasonably priced fresh roasted beans. Their Italian espresso blend is our favourite.

An excellent machine that we use several times a day for cappuccino and americano - highly recommended!

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3 November 2014

A must for any lover of Coffee!!!

"We purchased this machine as a wedding gift to ourselves. I love coffee but my wife is not so keen. However I am pleased to report that I believe this machine has delivered a coffee convert, as she absolutely loves the Latte's that this machine delivers.

The machine is simply to set up and with a little practice you can deliver a variety of coffees to rival any professional coffee house.

A great product that takes pride of place in our kitchen, a must for any coffee lover!!"

2 November 2014

Perseverance is key

"I purchased this machine to replace an automatic Jura that was about 7 years old and to replace would have costs about £800. I enjoy my kitchen and enjoy the process of preparation. I must admit to finding the process of becoming a home barista initially very frustrating and wasteful and was on the verge of returning the machine.
However I persevered and now have managed to create fabulous froth through my milk and an excellent crema on my coffee.
Once you get the hang of it its a great machine and I can honestly say that I now love it."

27 October 2014

Barista Express = 10/10

"My partner and I brought this machine so that we could enjoy professionally made hot drinks everyday (I used to work as a Barista and had gotten used to fresh bean coffee!). I wanted a machine that would simulate the large commercial machines I had used at work and so after reading a few online reviews we chose the Barista Express.

Its a fantastic machine, very easy to set up and start using. Easy to maintain too. It can take a little while/a few attempts to get the grind and dose settings just right depending on what type of bean you are using but the effort is MORE than worth the delicious coffee you get at the end of it.

In my opinion the drinks made from this machine easily beat the taste of the coffee shop drinks!

I would also like to highly compliment the customer support/after service for Sage's products... if you have any concerns or aren't sure how to use your new machine properly they will help and guide you through. "

20 October 2014

Working 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 :)
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20 October 2014

Working 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 :)
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