Breville has become a household name thanks to its reliable and easy to use machines.
Below you’ll find our buying guide to help you choose which Breville coffee machine is right for you.
About Breville coffee machines
Breville is well known for its quality kitchen appliances, and their coffee machines are no exception. If you’re a coffee lover, then a Breville coffee machine is an essential addition to your kitchen.
Their innovative and stylish designs not only provide delicious tasting coffee, but they look great too.
Do Breville sell coffee machines in the UK?
Yes, Breville sells a variety of different coffee machines in the UK.
Their line of coffee machines include:
- Espresso machines
- Filter coffee machines
- Pod coffee machines
- Iced coffee machines
Is DeLonghi the same as Breville?
Whilst DeLonghi and Breville are not the same brand, they do use the same technology in some of their machines.
Both Delonghi and Breville have manufacturing partnerships with Nespresso, which is where the confusion may lie.
Both have produced pod coffee machines with Nespresso, and although they use the same pod technology, they do use different pods and have very different exterior appearances.
If you would prefer to have a DeLonghi coffee machine, you can read our full guide to DeLonghi coffee machines here.
Which type of Breville coffee machine do I need?
The type of Breville coffee machine you choose will depend on your specific needs, how quickly you want your coffee machine to be made and the quantity of coffee you need at one single time.
For example, if you enjoy the process of making a coffee with full control over things such as temperature, brewing time and what coffee grounds you use, a Breville espresso machine may be the best option for you.
However, if you would rather have a machine that does all the hard work for you, then a pod coffee machine will be the best choice for you. Simply put the pod in the machine, press the start button and let the machine brew the coffee for you.
Are Breville coffee machines easy to operate?
Yes, Breville machines are extremely easy to operate, which makes them perfect for those who are new to making coffee at home.
Their machines are also consistent and efficient, which is ideal for easily creating the same great cup of coffee every time.
Do Breville coffee machines grind coffee beans?
Yes, Breville does have a few machines which have integrated coffee bean grinders. However, it’s worth noting that you may not have as much customisation on the grind size as you would with separate or handheld grinders.
Some machines do not feature integrated grinders, so it may be worth buying a separate grinder if there are specific beans you already love.
You can read our buyer’s guide to coffee grinders to find out more.
Can you use ground coffee in Breville coffee machines?
Yes, Breville has a selection of machines you can use any type of ground coffee in.
Like any machine, the grind size of your coffee may affect the overall taste and quality of your coffee. So whether you choose to grind your own coffee or purchase it pre-ground, you may experience a bit of trial and error before you find the perfect cup of coffee.
Pros and cons of Breville coffee machines
Breville is noted for having high quality and durable coffee machines that are known for withstanding the test of time.
A lot of their machines are either made from or feature stainless steel elements, making them easy to clean and very durable. This is great for those who use their machines regularly, as their machines will show little signs of wear and tear.
Breville does tend to lean on the pricier side, but some may argue that the price of the products is worth it for the quality you receive.
Some machines feature advanced temperature controls, integrated bean grinders and volumetric controls to create great tasting and personalised coffees at home, which many argue justifies the price point.
There are mixed reviews when it comes to the exterior appearance of Breville machines. Some love the stainless steel exterior as it gives the coffee shop look in your own home, whereas others prefer the simpler, plastic designs.
The machines with the plastic exterior are arguably not as sleek, which can be a turn off for many buyers. However, remember that the external appearance doesn’t affect how well the coffee machine actually works.
The best Breville coffee machines
Breville’s One-Touch CoffeeHouse Coffee Machine is a stylish looking coffee maker that produces both espressos and milk based drinks, like lattes and cappuccinos. This machine doesn’t grind your beans, but you can use any coffee ground you wish. If you prefer pods, this machine is compatible with illy’s E.S.E pods.
It also features an integrated milk frother, which has received mixed reviews. Some users have no issues at all with it, while others note that the steam tube is too powerful which causes the milk to splash outside the milk container.
The Breville Barista Max Espresso Machine is on the pricier side compared to other models, but it does come with a whole host of different features. This espresso machine features an integrated bean hopper, intelligent shot controls which use a three way system to stabilise water flow, and a full size one touch steam wand that produces dry steam.
Despite all these features, some users have noted that the actual coffees produced are inconsistent and can vary on a daily basis.
Breville’s Flow Filter Coffee Machine is one of the simplest machines to use thanks to the easy functions and fuss-free cleaning. This 12 cup coffee machine uses any ground coffee with filter papers, and also features an auto-pause function allowing you to interrupt the coffee cycle whenever you want.
Many people have noted that the plate the carafe sits on doesn’t stay on for long enough, resulting in the coffee going cold. However, if you only plan on making and drinking so much at a time, then this shouldn’t be an issue.
The Breville Iced Coffee Maker is a single serve coffee machine that cools hot-brewed espresso shots for the perfect iced coffee. The machine couldn’t be easier to use as all you need to do is fill the water tank, fill the reusable filter basket with coffee grounds and press the on button.
If you don’t want the hassle and cost of purchasing an espresso machine, this could be the perfect choice for you.
An issue people have noted while using the machine is that the coffee flow rate is very slow when pouring into the cup, which causes the ice to melt a bit faster. Others have suggested you need to use an increased amount of coffee grounds in order to get a strong enough coffee.
The Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville uses Nespresso’s great tasting coffee pods alongside Breville’s quality design.
This machine is the most compact and sustainable from the Vertuo range, being made from 54% recycled materials and energy saving functions.
One thing to note about this pod machine is that it only produces black coffees, so if you wish to have milk based ones you will have to buy a separate milk frother.