Breville Cafe Roma

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  • Stainless-steel espresso machine with 15-bar thermoblock pump
  • Dual-wall filter system for excellent crema; froth enhancer, cup-warming plate
  • Accesories: Stainless steel frothing pitcher Tamping tool/measuring spoon/cleaning tool
  • Removable drip tray and grid; Frothing jug included
  • Measures 9 x 9 x 12 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • 40.6 oz (1.2 L) removable water tank

 

Breville Cafe Roma Review

 

The Small But Mighty Breville Cafe Roma

Home espresso machines come in all shapes and sizes. From the simple manual espresso makers to the large super-automatics, there is an espresso machine out there for every coffee lover. If you are the coffee lover who is seeking a straight forward espresso machine, then look no further than the Breville Cafe Roma. This is a simplistic, quality espresso maker with the heating power to make great espresso without all the extra bells and whistles of the super-automatics. Interested? Then read on for the delicious details.

The Machine

The Cafe Roma has the classy look of a professional machine with a brushed stainless steel housing and black-handled portafilter. The benefit of this machine is that it is only a fraction of the size. At 9.2″ x 9″ x 11.8″ and weighing only 13lb, it offers the full barista experience without taking up all your counter space. It has a 15 bar thermoblock pump and dual-wall filter system to help create steaming hot espresso with perfect crema. The water reservoir holds 40.6oz of water and is removable for easy refilling. A few other accessories that come with the Cafe Roma include a tamper / coffee scoop, a cleaning tool, and stainless steel frothing jug.

This machine also comes with a classic steaming wand and a removable froth enhancer. If you prefer to simply steam your milk you can leave it off, or you can use the froth enhancer to create rich milk foam for your lattes. There is also a warming plate on the top of the Cafe Roma to keep your cup warm before you brew.

The Brew

Just because the Cafe Roma is compact, does not mean that it cannot produce a strong espresso. The best espresso is made from freshly ground espresso beans, but Breville understands that not everyone has time for that. The Cafe Roma comes with both a single and double espresso basket for the portafilter, so you can decide how much espresso you need. With the provided baskets you can use pre-ground coffee or you can also use espresso pods with the single espresso basket for even simpler brewing.

Espresso Tip:

There are many elements involved in pulling the perfect espresso shot, but here are a couple of things that may help as you are starting to build your barista talents. Be sure to use quality espresso beans, make sure your cup is warm, and that the cup is close to the dispenser. These simple tricks will help you to get the perfect crema every time you brew.

Once you have perfected your brew, simply steam or froth your milk and you are ready to enjoy the delicious beverage of your choice. You can use this machine to make lattes, macchiatos, and cafe lattes. If you would rather skip the milk, you can always stick to single or double espressos or ristretto. Whether you prefer your espresso straight up or with foam, the Cafe Roma is the machine for the job.

Conclusion

This machine is perfect for anyone who wants the full barista experience at home without having a massive machine taking up half the kitchen. With simple operation, quick heating, and easy cleaning, this machine has what you need to make your favorite espresso drinks with ease. There is no need to go out and break the bank just to have quality espresso beverages at home. The Cafe Roma is half the price of many similar machines, but still has all the features and tools you need. You can’t go wrong with this classy Breville espresso machine. It may be small, but it is mighty.

 

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