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.Robbo
This machine make the best coffee ever I have drink, Is very easy to use and cleaner.Nivalda
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 !Aideylarge
Almost four years on, with daily heavy use by me and my wife I’m impressed my Sage Barista Express still works! An amazing value for money. We highly recommend this product. Looks gorgeous too.KG
The instructions look daunting but just follow step by step and hay presto impressive coffeeemill
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.Chess
The best coffee I’ve ever had a lot to spend but worth every penny makesure you use fresh beans your in for a treatKA
Use a good coffee and get some chocolate sprinkles and it really is brillTone
Machine in black looks beautiful. It took me about a week to make first good coffee. Espresso is very creamy, very Italian.So far I'm super happy with the product.Przemyslb
Machine in black looks beautiful. It took me about a week to make first good coffee. Espresso is very creamy, very Italian.
So far I'm super happy with the product.
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Four years later,, and,, , Just done a good deep clean on it, like new still and boy have I hammer this machine with coffees for the full four years. Some things you buy, pay well for, and enjoy constantly. I love this product, everyone who visits adore the joy of making coffee and admire it, to the point they have gone on to purchase one. Even at the price quality is quality.LJ K
Expensive ,but bloody good cup of coffee.Dafydd
I was unsure about this at first due to the price but after trying it at my brothers I had to order one for myself. If you like coffee and having lots of control in how you make your favourite cup then this is a machine you will want to buy. I bought mine just before new years and have lost count how many coffees I've made from it. This coffee machine makes my favourite time and place to work from is when I get my one work from home day each month, that's how good it is.marc castle
Daughter loves it.R. Colin Gardiner
nice machine, but you need to fine tune when you change the type of coffee and this fine tune process is a kind of trial and eror type. if you want a high quality but one button type machine, this is not what you are looking for. The amount, fine/coarse tune need attention and water filter needs care.Mehmet
I’ve only had this machine a month and already the black paint work is chipping off. Paying as much as I have for it, I wasn’t impressed with this. I’ve tried getting in contact with customer services but I can’t find a link/email address from amazon to contact them directly. That said, the machine it self is good.Aaron Iman
I've been really impressed with this coffee machine. The grinder is fast and efficient - there's little spillage if you leave it on automatic mode, but I do find you have to shake the filter a bit to make sure the pileup of coffee doesn't start to overfill. I love the fact you can see the pressure so you can finely tune how you want the grind if things aren't quite right. I've also been really happy with the steam wand and find that it does a great job at foaming milk; altogether a very nice coffee that is made super fast! The only thing I'm disappointed with is the fact that we purchased the black edition and the paint on the drip tray is very cheap - it started scratching off within about 2 washes!! I would have expected a better quality paint used for a machine at this kind of price.Euan A. T. Hill
I absolutely love this coffee machine. It produces great tasting coffee every time. Of course you need to buy fresh beans - if it ain't got a "roasted on date" on the packet, then the roaster does not take their coffee seriously! Once the machine is set up for your beans (i.e. the correct grind size selected), then anyone can make great coffee everytime. When I get up in the morning, I cannot wait for a coffee. On the other hand, you will never find me in Costa or Starbucks again as their coffee is awful by comparison. Great product, but use good beans!Dr. J. Tunnciliffe
"Almost every ingredient tastes better when it's fresh and coffee is no exception."
The natural oils that give espressos and cappuccinos their rich, creamy flavours start to quickly degrade as soon as the bean is ground. This product not only grinds it fresh straight into the filter for you, it delivers the right amount of coffee too, all at the push of a button.
There are 18 grind settings from course to fine for optimal espresso extraction as well as instant hot water for making long black coffees 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.Inbuilt Grinder for Speed
A barista will quickly tell you that the most important ingredient to deliver an amazing espresso is to use fresh beans and to grind them as close to the time of use as possible. Actually, it's best to limit the time between grinding and extraction to seconds, not minutes. That's why Sage have built a grinder into the Barista Express espresso machine.
The in-built conical burr grinder allows you to grind only what you need directly into the portafilter. It's fully adjustable in grind size and dose, so you can tweak to taste. The patented Razor dosing tool trims the puck for consistent extraction, while PID digital temperature control delivers accurate water temperature throughout the extraction.
With a dedicated hot water outlet, impressive steam pressure and dual and single wall filters, you'll move from novice to barista in no time at all.
Sage believe that the only way to design the most innovative and useful kitchen appliances is to understand the food that they help you prepare. What better way to innovate and develop, than to collaborate with one of the world's most celebrated food thinkers - Heston Blumenthal.
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Kitchen appliances designed to inspire people to produce perfect food and beverage results in their own homes with ease. From espresso machines to food processors, the innovation in each appliance delights. Sage makes the process a pleasure and the end result perfect, every time.
Create great tasting espresso – from bean to espresso– in less than a minute. The Barista Express allows you to grind the beans right before extraction, and its interchangeable filters and a choice of automatic or manual operation ensure authentic café style results in no time at all.
Special Features of the Barista Express:
Have you ever wondered why your home-made coffee never seems to taste as great as a café bought one? That’s because most other automatic machines only dose 11-13 g of ground coffee, below what’s needed to create that rich, full-bodied taste you get out of bed for.
The difference between an ashy or balanced tasting espresso can be as little as 1°C. The Barista Express uses digital temperature control (PID) technology which detects and minimises any fluctuation during extraction, ensuring the temperature is kept at its optimum range, every time.
Creating a golden honey crema in your coffee relies on the right pressure at the right time. The Barista Express uses low pressure, pre-infusion to evenly soak and expand the ground coffee, delivering a sweet and creamy extraction.
To get that velvety texture in your milk you need the right steam pressure to draw in the air and create thousands of tiny bubbles. That’s why we created the manual steam wand for the Barista Express, that turns your milk into a silky smooth micro-foam, essential for latte art.
Integrated conical burr grinder grinds on-demand to deliver the right amount of freshly ground coffee directly into the portafilter for your preferred taste with any roast of bean.
Digital temperature control (PID) delivers water at precisley the right temperature, ensuring optimal espresso extraction.
The steam wand performs at the level that allows you to hand texture micro-foam milk that enhances flavour and enables creation of latte art.
Innovative grinding cradle allows any at-home Barista to grind directly into the espresso portafilter.