Breville BES840XL/A the Infuser Espresso Machine

August 18, 2018 - Comment

Included dual wall filters provide excellent practice for budding baristas The dedicated hot water outlet makes brewing Americanos and hot chocolate easy. Included single wall filters provide a more challenging experience for those who have already mastered the art of espresso Why the Breville BES840XL Infuser Espresso Machine? For espresso with a well-balanced flavor, flavor

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Dual wall filters, 54mm Included dual wall filters provide excellent practice for budding baristas Dual wall filters, 54mm The dedicated hot water outlet makes brewing Americanos and hot chocolate easy. Single wall filters, 54mm Included single wall filters provide a more challenging experience for those who have already mastered the art of espresso

Why the Breville BES840XL Infuser Espresso Machine?

For espresso with a well-balanced flavor, flavor needs to be drawn evenly from all the coffee grinds. What is the best way to prepare the grinds for an even extraction?

Rather than starting with bursts of high pressure, the Breville Infuser Espresso Machine starts with steady, low pressure to gently expand the grinds. This helps fills in any cracks, gaps, or irregularities in the coffee puck before full pressure is applied, so even pressure is applied to all parts of the coffee puck and optimal flavor is extracted.

BES840XL Features

The BES840XL has both automatic features, like temperature settings, and programmable features like volumetric control. The key features that set it apart from other espresso machines in its price range are the pre-infusion technology, the thermocoil heating system, and PID temperature control technology. See chart below for details.

Other helpful features include a cup warmer on the top of the machine and a feature that removes excess water from the filter basket after coffee extraction, so the used grounds form a dry puck for quicker cleanup. The machine goes into ‘Sleep Mode’ after 1 hour and automatically shuts off after 3 hours. There is extra-tall cup clearance for brewing directly into travel mugs.

Other touches include an ‘Empty Me!’ indicator that lets you know when the removable drip tray is full and a ‘Clean Me’ cleaning alert. The storage tray houses the included accessories. Lastly, all parts that come in contact with water and coffee are BPA free.

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Product Features

The 61 fl. oz. (1.8 L) removable water tank is a top-fill tank with a handle. It has a replaceable water filter to reduce impurities and scale. The 1600W thermocoil heating system circulates the water through a heated coil, heating water ‘on demand’ for better temperature consistency. It also uses PID technology to regulate the temperature. A 54mm stainless steel portafilter with commercial style spouts and a 54mm tamper are also included for expert tamping control. The tamper is stored magnetically on the machine, but is easily removable for tamping. The dry puck feature removes excess water from the ground coffee in the filter basket for easy disposal of the coffee puck. The espresso pressure gauge helps you monitor espresso extraction pressure, so you know whether the espresso is being over- or under-extracted. The volumetric control functionlets you set shot volumes. Use either the preset volumes or manually over-ride them with your own preferences. Once you figure out what volumes you prefer, you can program it to remain at your customized setting. The dedicated outlet for instant hot water (for making Americanos, hot chocolate, and for warming cups). The steam wand is used for effortless milk frothing for making lattes and cappuccinos. It is made of stainless steel and swivels 360 degrees to accommodate different size frothing jugs. The auto purge function automatically adjusts the temperature of the water used for steaming milk and extracting espresso. The function automatically begins to cool the boiler to the optimal temperature for espresso extraction after using the steam wand. The removable drip tray is partitioned for both wet and dry spills, with an ‘Empty me!’ indicator for when it’s full.Breville Consumer Support is 1-866-273-8455

Product Features

  • Pre-infusion function applies low water pressure at the start of the extraction to gently expand grinds for an even extraction
  • 1600w thermocoil heating system with integrated stainless steel water coil accurately controls water temperature. Settings : Single or Double Shot Volumetric Control & Manual Over-ride. Dimensions : 13.7 x 11.5 x 13.2 inches
  • Auto purge function automatically adjusts water temperature after steam for optimal espresso extraction temperature.15 bar Italian pump provides complete volumetric control – preset, manual over-ride or re-programmable volumes
  • Accessories: single & dual wall filter baskets, coffee scoop, stainless steel jug, cleaning disc & tablets, cleaning tool, water filter with holder. Please note: There is a “Black Plastic” insert inside the stainless steel bowl of the portafilter, this is meant to reduce heat loss experienced when espresso hits cold metal also prevents any “splashing” from the dual wall pressurized filter baskets.
  • PID temperature control that delivers water at precisely the right temperature adjustable in 2 degree Celsius increments. Voltage-220 – 240 Volts. Power-1700 Watts


Nathaniel Andrew says:

WINNER I’m here to discuss the Breville BES840XL machine and BCG820BSSXL grinder; my actual machines are shown in the attached image of my kitchen.BUT FIRST – A SIDE NOTE: Less than two months ago, I bought a Nespresso Inissia and Aeroccino Plus milk frother combo. For a home “espresso” system, it is absolutely impossible to find an easier to use setup, not to mention they are ridiculously inexpensive. With those two devices, I could make a “latte” in under 2 minutes starting with a powered off machine all the way to finish and clean up. Like any sensible Nespresso owner does, I began to make my own pods (the Capsul’in disposables are the only way to go) and my Capsul’in packed pods were on par with the real branded Nespresso pods. They also only cost about .30 cents to make instead of the .70 to .90 cents for a “real” pod. This fiduciary delta in pod costs really adds up when you soon realize that you need 2 or 3 pods to make decent tasting drinks…

Simone says:

May (NOT) be REPAIRABLE after warranty period First, I like this machine. I’ve had a BES820 for several years. A small piece of tubing or connector broke a number of years ago, but a local repair shop that was able to buy parts from Breville at the time fixed it, and it’s been a champ since then. So, I got another for our vacation home. So far so good. But now the BES820 has broken again, and I’ve learned that due to a change in policy, it is NO LONGER REPAIRABLE because they won’t sell parts to repair places. This is a ton of resources to go into the waste stream because the company has decided that they want you to purchase more of their machines. So I’ve gone from being a devoted Breville user to now being a sworn anything-but-Breville espresso drinker. Super disappointed in this company.Updating: I learned that they have a policy where they (Breville) will fix machines for a flat fee of $249. I presume that one pays one’s own shipping costs to return the system to the company. If they can’t fix it, they…

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