Breville Barista Pro BES878 Review

Breville Barista Pro BES878
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
92
Design & Features (20%)
94
Durability (20%)
88
Ease of Use (10%)
92
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
A step down from the Barista Touch, the Barista Pro costs 20% less but still features Breville's ThermoJet heating element with an impossibly-quick 3-second start-up. The sacrifice? The touch display and programmed recipes.
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Key Features of the Breville Barista Pro BES878

Key Features of Breville Barista Pro BES878

Feature Specification
Machine type Semi-automatic
Integrated grinder Conical burr grinder with 30 grind size settings
Bean hopper 8 oz
Bypass doser None
Water Reservoir 67 oz
Portafilter size 54mm
Portafilters included 2x single-wall/non-pressurized (1 and 2 cups) + 2x double-wall/pressurized (1 and 2 cups)
Boiler type ThermoJet (Breville's proprietary Thermocoil system with 3-second start-up)
Frother 360 degree swivel wand
Brew sizes Single and double espresso
Pre-infusion Yes
Display Blue backlit LCD display (not touch) + 4 buttons/knobs
Specialty beverage buttons None
Adjustable exit valves No, fixed 4" cup clearance
Dose size selector Via Grind Amount knob below LCD panel
Temperature control 5 brew temp levels (196°-204°F)
Strength control Via grind size, dose size, and brew temp
Auto-off 30 min
Spent puck drawer None
Drip tray Removable
Warranty 2 years
Case material Stainless steel
Dimensions 14.0"W x 16.0"D x 15.5"H
Weight 15 lbs
Power 1680W

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Breville Barista Pro BES878
A step down from the Barista Touch, the Barista Pro costs 20% less but still features Breville's ThermoJet heating element with an impossibly-quick 3-second start-up. The sacrifice? The touch display and programmed recipes.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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