Breville Oracle BES980XL Review

Breville Oracle BES980XL
Overall Rating
92
Coffee Quality (40%)
93
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
93
Ease of Use (10%)
91
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
One of the most popular hybrid super/semi-automatics, the Breville Oracle offers an impressive list of high-end features: 40 grind sizes, 84 oz water tank, dual boilers (including HX for steam), PID temp control, and more.
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Key Features of the Breville Oracle BES980XL

Key Features of Breville Oracle BES980XL

FeatureSpecification
Machine typeSemi-automatic
Integrated grinderStainless steel conical burr grinder with 40 grind size settings
Bean hopper8 oz
Bypass doserNone
Water Reservoir84 oz
Portafilter size58mm
Portafilters included2x single-wall/non-pressurized (1 and 2 cups)
Boiler typeThermoblock (espresso) + heat exchange (HX - steam)
Frother360 degree swivel wand with automatic and manual modes
Brew sizesSingle espresso, double espresso, and long black (up to 12 oz)
Pre-infusionYes
Display3 blue backlit LCD displays (not touch) including main display, grinder display, and frother display
Specialty beverage buttons4 programmed beverages (espresso, double espresso, long black, hot water)
Adjustable exit valvesNo, fixed 4" cup clearance
Dose size selectorDose size controlled by beverage and grind size selected; also features manual override mode to set grind time (seconds)
Temperature control5 brew temp levels (190°-205°F) + milk temp selector
Strength controlVia grind size and dose volume
Auto-off5-20 min
Spent puck drawerNone
Drip trayRemovable
Warranty2 years
Case materialStainless steel
Dimensions15.0"W x 16.3"D x 18.0"H
Weight35 lbs
Power1800W

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Breville Oracle BES980XL
One of the most popular hybrid super/semi-automatics, the Breville Oracle offers an impressive list of high-end features: 40 grind sizes, 84 oz water tank, dual boilers (including HX for steam), PID temp control, and more.

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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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